By: Effie Moore Salem
Functionalism and structuralism are closely related in that structure, physical—seen, felt, touch—are often created for functions, or needs. Function relates to usage of ideas, things, and gives meaning to structure. Someone need not ask, as an example, the purpose of sloping sidewalks that...
By: Robert Grice
The field of psychology and counseling psychology in particular experienced a significant evolution in the twentieth century. The various theoretical orientations that developed over the century represented different perspectives on how the human mind works in processing information and motivating behavior. Six theoretical perspectives contribute...
By: Lilith Eden
The American Psychological Association, or APA, was founded within the academic confines of Clark University in 1892. This professional organization was the brainchild of one of the premier catalysts of American psychology, Granville Stanley Hall, who contributed impacting theories in the realm of child development...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Dividing people (or other test subjects) into experimental and control groups is one of the most effective methods of proving causality, and the search for causality is the key issue in much of statistics. The thing is, as statisticians will tell you over and over...
How functionalism differs from structuralism
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It all began with William Wundt. He was a German philosopher and psychologist. He was responsible for establishing the first lab in the world solely dedicated to experimental psychology. Although Edward Titchner, a student of William Wundt, is given credit for the term structuralism, it...
Six contemporary theoretical perspectives in psychology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Theories abound in psychology and for convenience of study, Wayne Weiten, in his book, Psychology: Themes and Variation, theorizes about behavior, psychoanalysis, humanism, cognition, biology and evolution. Behavior, the most outward sign about how people think and how they interact with society is dealt with...
How suburbs changed the United States
By: Christyl Rivers
Blame it all on Beaver Cleaver. The iconic fifties situation comedy was all about life in suburban America, and the American Dream that centered on a nuclear family, with a male breadwinner, two kids, and a smiling housewife who, if she was desperate, was hiding...
By: Janet Grischy
Correlation and causation are terms that describe relationships. Unfortunately, they are easily confused. In causation, one action or occurrence causes another: He ate and so his hunger went away. In correlation two things occur together, but one does not necessarily cause the other: He ate...
By: Simon Muriithi
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist whose footmarks and influence will be remembered forever. Early life and Career He was born on January 11, 1842 in New York. His father loved theology and philosophy so much that he strove to provide his kids...
A brief history of criminology
By: Cathy A Montville
Criminology encompasses the far-reaching study of crime, and people who commit crime. The history of criminology is as intriguing as the concept itself. Over time, ongoing expert studies and theories pertaining to criminal behavior expanded immensely. Interestingly, it appears the science, which is criminology, remains...

 

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