By: Colette Georgii
Sigmund Freud, psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis, developed his psychosexual stages of development basing his finding on observations of his patients suffering from varying degrees and types of mental illness. During Freud's time, mental illnesses were not categorised as they are today but still a...
By: Colette Georgii
With the discovery of DNA and how each individual has a specific DNA, the DNA has become a genetic blueprint of an individual just as the finger print was previously used and is still used as identification in forensic science. The DNA however is a...
What are Kohlberg's stages of moral development?
By: Rachel Alessi
Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is an adaptation of a psychological theory originally developed by Jean Piaget. It forms a theory of the development of moral reasoning. Kohlberg expanded on Piaget's original work, which described a simple, finite two-stage process of moral development, and...
Factors that influence physical attraction
By: Carolyn Tytler
Are you on the lookout for a beautiful Cinderella or a handsome Prince Charming with whom to live happily ever after? Here's how to make a splendid first impression. Physical attractiveness is usually the primary element which draws the attention of others. Before anything is...
Psychology: The need for ethical codes, standards and principles
By: Ralph Yancy
Psychology: The Need for Ethical Codes and Principles The need for a standardized monitoring of professional conduct is quintessential to the very existence of that profession. Additionally, an adherence to applicable principles secures the integrity of the profession. Specifically, according to some consensus, there are...
Methods used in psychological research
By: Ralph Yancy
Research and the Cognitive Psychologist To better understand the specific methods used by cognitive psychologists, one must first grasp the goals of research in cognitive psychology (Sternberg, 2006). Briefly, the goals include data gathering, data analysis, theory development, hypothesis formulation, hypothesis testing, and perhaps even...
By: Christa Martin
Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory first presented in Maslow's "Theory of Human Motivation" of 1943. This theory is a basic description of human stages of growth and psychological development, most commonly represented as a pyramid. This pyramid has five levels. The lower...
By: Kaleb Schimmel
The start of the Four Temperaments, commonly known amongst the psychological audience as four different personality types developed by Aelius Galenus, a Greek philosopher, is around 450 BC. Many worldviews during this time had recognized the Classical Elements: Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth initially (Aristotle...
By: Lindsay Grahaem
The influence of colors on mood is often subtle, but nonetheless apparent. People have known for hundreds of years the effect that tones and hues of colors can have on how we feel and the mood we are in, how vibrant colors can help energise...
By: John Louie Ramos
Sigmund Freud spent much of his life in developing a model that explains how the human psyche operates and how an individual's personality is molded and shaped throughout his life. Freud likened an individual’s personality to an iceberg. The distinguished psychologist pointed out that...

 

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