Why Chinese dragon year means a baby boom across Asia
By: A.W. Berry
The year of the dragon is a lucky year to be born or married according to practitioners of Chinese astrology. Individuals born under this sign, which occurs in the zodiac once every twelve years are said to be blessed with unique qualities that bring good...
By: Lee Caleca
What Are Emotions? According to some psychologists, the primary emotions include anticipation, joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, and anger. They talk about collections of these basic emotions which create 'combined emotions' and which include optimism, love, submission, awe, disapproval, remorse, contempt, and aggressiveness. Since...
By: Nick Ford
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist who lived from September 14, 1849 until February 27, 1936. He received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1904 and is famous for his observations of conditioned behaviour. He is largely remembered for his work that demonstrated that...
An overview of Cumming and Henry's social disengagement theory
By: Erin M. Ritz
Social Disengagement Theory was formulated in the early 1960’s by social scientists Elaine Cumming and William Henry. They published their influential work, “Growing Old,” in 1961. “Growing Old” was based on a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago...
By: Sophia Williams
Using a simple definition, behavioural psychology is studying the behaviour of humans. Providing more clarity to this definition, it is a branch of psychology which focuses on the study and alteration of people’s actions, thoughts and emotions. Behavioral psychology is also known as behaviourism...
By: Kathie Danner
Erik Homberger Erikson (1902-1994) hypothesized that one’s personality develops in over time in a series of stages; his theory considers the effect of social interaction and social experiences over one’s lifetime, whereas Freud believed that the personality is only significantly developed during childhood...
By: Catherine Loeffler
Readjusting Attitudes: Havighurst’s Activity TheoryIf you were told of a remarkable theory proposing that older people who stay active tend to achieve greater satisfaction, besides living longer lives, it would be a good guess that you would agree, except about the remarkable part. It&rsquo...
By: Michael Totten
The disengagement theory of aging is a controversial psychological model which explains why withdrawal from society is natural and inevitable as a person grows older. It was developed by Elaine Cumming and William Earl Henry in the 1961 book "Growing Old." Social withdrawal The...
By: Kathie Danner
Erik Homberger Erikson (1902-1994) hypothesized that one’s personality develops in over time in a series of stages. According to Erikson, during each stage of development a person experiences a conflict or crisis which serves as a turning point in his or her development. Erikson's...
By: Terrence Aym
Surprised scientists unearthed solid evidence that a quarter million years ago Neanderthals were painting the town red—or at least their cavern homes.The revelation came by accident during a research dig in the Netherlands where a team of archaeologists were searching for Neanderthal artifacts...

 

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