Psychological effects of gaming
By: Ramiz Memon
Games have a certain effect on the human mind. It can be either positive or negative. But the most profound effects of games are favorable for a person. Some of the benefits include hand-eye coordination, enhance cognitive skills and improved interactive abilities. This shows that...
Ethical guidelines for psychological experiments
By: Maureen Leung
From the end of World War II to the early 1990s, there was distress about worthy standards of human participants in psychological experiments. Scientists were using humans as subjects for gruesome experiments. The Nuremberg War Crimes Trail indicates that German scientists were using captive humans...
Understanding culture and how it applies to psychology
Culture applies to all areas of psychology, such as cultural psychology, educational psychology, industrial psychology, and much more. One goal of psychology is to create a model to help people, and culture is one way to achieve that. It touches every aspect of life, such...
Dream interpretations: Teeth falling out
By: Cody Hodge
Have you ever had a dream where your teeth have all of a sudden fallen out? Those dreams are the worst, and sometimes the first thing you do when you wake up is dash to the mirror to make sure that you have all your...
Factors that influence behavior changes
By: Joshua M. Garrin, M.S., ACSM-CPT, ACE-CPT
The timeless sayings “you can’t teach and old dog new tricks” and “you can’t change the spots on a leopard” speak to an inevitable fact of life: Behavior modification can be challenging. In daily life, the continual struggle to do things...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Correlation and causation are two terms that are often misunderstood, especially in the context of the sciences. Correlation is simply a relationship between variables, whereas causation means that one variable is directly affected or influenced by another variable (i.e. a cause and effect relationship)...
Introduction to Sigmund Freud's id, ego, and super-ego concepts
By: Kristina Manusu
During the long stretch of time between Aristotle and Kant a new approach to philosophy appeared; a philosophy based on science. No longer did philosophers just ponder about theories and base their theories on observation. Scientific philosophy utilised the new information men were discovering about...
Five steps used in scientific investigation
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The scientific method is a five-step process used in scientific investigation. Sometimes the steps are combined or added to, but the five are the basic structure for any endeavor to answer a question objectively.Step 1: Ask a question or identify a problem A scientist...
Identifying and dealing with negative people
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Identifying the negative people in your life is the easy part. The real work begins when you try to get along with them. Trying to have a meaningful conversation with a difficult individual who is self-focused, disagreeable, or explosive is far from pleasant and requires...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Mary Tyrer
Cognitive psychology is essential to the development of the scientific psychological field. Wilhelm Wundt was the first to take the science of psychology into the laboratory with the intention of studying human thoughts in 1879. The progression of significant and clarity of the academic process...
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