What is cognitive psychology?
By: Christyl Rivers
Cognitive psychology is based on the human as a thinking entity. That human beings use highly evolved brains for perception, language, reasoning, memory and learning is the basis for most theories as practiced by Cognitive Psychologists. Cognitive Psychology starts with the biology of the brain...
By: David Ross - 640487
Phrenology is actually a pseudo-science which focuses on the measurement of the human skull to find correlations amongst specific mannerisms, concepts, and their corresponding locations on the brain (developed by the physician, Franz Joseph Gall in 1796). For example, it may have been believed that...
By: Bridget Webber
When summer approaches people look forward to spending time out of doors, lapping up sunshine and enjoying lazy hours as the temperature soars and lethargy sets in. However, it is probable that not many people consider the link between hot weather and violence. The rising...
An introduction to phrenology
By: vinesh thakersee
Phrenology is a pseudo-science and was a term first coined by American, Thomas Foster. It was first developed by physician Joseph Gall from Vienna. He believed that the brain was made up of 27 individual ‘organs’ and that it created one's personality. A person&rsquo...
Biography: Anna Freud
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Anna Freud was the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. She is regarded as the founder of child psychoanalysis. She is also known for her contributions to ego psychology and defense mechanisms. Anna Freud was born on December 3, 1895 in Vienna...
Why it's important to stop living in the past
By: Christyl Rivers
Live in the moment. It is where eternity is. This idea, often proposed throughout history by prophets, philosophers, and poets, is not a new idea. If you center your thoughts on the past, you are not alive in the moment. If you worry too much...
Types of obsessive-complusive disorders (OCD)
By: Crystal Bustamante
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is characterized by persistent anxious or apprehensive thoughts and repetitive behaviors to ease the anxiety felt by the afflicted person, affects approximately 2 percent of the population in the United States (Rapoport). While many misconceptions exist regarding what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is...
By: Steve Marshall
It might not seem so obvious at first that our anger can turn into hate. This is anger that we have with something or another that then turns into hate, and it is usually being then directed against those very same things that we were...
Understanding the science of motivation
By: Luke Bawden
Motivation comes from pleasure and pain. Psychology as a science looks at archetypes, social conditioning and many other factors. Abraham Maslow wrote about where our needs sit. Survival needs sit at the top of his triangle; death is quite some motivation. Passion fuelled ambition has...
By: Barbara Zarrella
Motivation: there have been so many studies and multiple answers found. All differ in the how and why. Circumstances, cultures, standard of living, all have an effect on what motivates a person. Covered here are how a person's economic circumstances, how a person looks at...

 

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