By: Wendy S. Melton
Lawrence Kohlberg is best known for his study of the stages of moral development and psychology. Kohlberg fashioned his views after Piaget's stages of moral judgment but attempted to take the research a step further. He developed a set of stages based on the moral...
An overview of Laurence Kohlberg's contribution to psychology
By: N. Owen Holme
When thinking of widespread influence, one of often thinks of flamboyance or fame. In the case of Lawrence Kohlberg, the work itself has rippled out far more strongly than his persona. He was born on October 25, 1927 and grew up in Bronxville, NY, attended...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In 2009, The U.S. Department of Labor held a series of 28 so called "listening sessions". The goal was to find out why not only are women veterans twice as likely as civilian women to become homeless, but why there are there were increasing...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Attribution is a concept which is widely used in social psychology. It refers to how people describe causes of behavior and events. Attribution Theory is defined as "the theory that argues people look for explanation of behavior, associating either dispositional (internal) attributes or situational (external)...
An overview of Jones and Davis Correspondent Inference Theory
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The Correspondent Inference Theory was proposed by Edward E. Jones and Keith Davis in 1965. Popular as "Ned" Jones, Edward E. Jones was an influential social psychologist. Keith Davis was a key member of Edward E. Jones' team which developed the Correspondent Inference Theory. This...
By: Michael Totten
The Correspondent Inference Theory is a psychological model which is used to explain how people infer the disposition of another person based on that person's actions, regardless of what the action achieved or any situational factors. Thus, it is an observer attribution model and not...
By: Raven Carluk
Workplace violence is so seemingly prevalent in modern America that it has a special term: going postal. Such rage killings aren't restricted to post offices, though they were the first instances to gain mainstream notice. Offices, factories, schools, almost any institution of modern America can...
By: Charles Ray
In the early 20th century, psychology as a science changed dramatically. Until that time, the main focus was on the conscious and unconscious mind, but a new school of thought arose, with its focus entirely on observable behavior. Behaviorism made psychology a more scientific discipline...
By: Janet Grischy
Is reality a social construct? A famous psychology study, Sherif’s autokinetic effect experiment, done in the mid-nineteen-thirties, seemed to say it can be. Conformity to the opinions of others guides personal judgments when information is scant. Muzafer Sharif was one of the founders of...
Why does workplace violence occur?
By: Francis Harris
Workplace violence comes in many different forms - from the abuse and bullying among fellow employees rivaling for opportunities, to the disgruntled customer verbally or physically attacking a staff member; from an injustice perpetrated by an outsider robbing the organization, to the socio-pathic manager abusing...

 

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