Understanding introspection in psychology
By: Robert Grice
The use of introspection as a technique began in the formative days of psychology. Introspection as a psychological and philosophical tool provides subjective insight into recent states of mind and cognitive processes. Introspection though subjective in nature is often assumed to be an accurate assessment...
Understanding functionalism in psychology
By: Robert Grice
The early days of psychology in the 19th century focused on the nature of the mind apart from metaphysical explanations. Two views developed early that attempted to expand the understanding of how the brain works. Structuralism focused on the “structure” of the brain and...
The basics of solution-focused theory in counseling
By: Robert Grice
One of the changes counseling has experienced in recent years is that most clients do not have the time or money to pursue innumerable counseling sessions. Often clients might commit to three or perhaps four before they are ready for life to resume some sense...
The origins of psychology
By: Robert Grice
Has psychology found a place in human existence? To some degree psychology has always found a place among human beings. Psychology in its purist form is a study of human nature. Why people do and function the way that they do? The possibilities fall under...
How to apply the scientific method to psychology
By: Robert Grice
The scientific method is an essential component in conducting psychological research. The goal with psychological research is to produce findings that have credibility in the scientific community. The terms often used for credibility are validity and reliability. Validity means the study actually measures what it...
An introduction to social psychology
By: Helping Psychology
Social psychology is a branch of psychology that studies how individuals think, feel about and affect one another’s thoughts, emotions and conduct. It analyzes the ways in which social circumstances and personal interpretations influence an individual’s behavior in a group setting. In a...
The different types of psychology theories
By: Filmchick Carrie
Behavioral Psychology: Social Influences on Behavior Social Influences on Behavior The two largest social situations a person is likely to face occur in adolescence and adulthood. Adolescence is a time of many changes, one of the largest being attending high school. High school is a...
Is Anger Good
By: Dymphna Morrissey
Anger is a good emotion. It indicates that there is something wrong in our environment. The causes of anger range from being insulted or ignored to being obstructed in some way. Anger expressed is liberating, but unpredictable. Yet, open expressions of anger are frowned upon...
Understanding the sociocultural view of modern psychology
By: Robert Grice
The sociocultural view of psychology is that psyche development occurs in response to social influence and social interactions. The premise is that interpersonal communication stimulates cognitive development. The view grew out of L.S. Vygotsky’s research in Russia during the 1920s and 1930s with...
Assessing your own self worth
By: Margaret Paul Ph.D.
Marcus grew up the eldest of three, with a highly critical mother and an absent father. Marcus's mother frequently told him or implied that he was too stupid to take care of himself - that he would be nothing without her. She programmed him to...

 

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