By: Lilith Eden
The American Psychological Association, or APA, was founded within the academic confines of Clark University in 1892. This professional organization was the brainchild of one of the premier catalysts of American psychology, Granville Stanley Hall, who contributed impacting theories in the realm of child development...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Dividing people (or other test subjects) into experimental and control groups is one of the most effective methods of proving causality, and the search for causality is the key issue in much of statistics. The thing is, as statisticians will tell you over and over...
How functionalism differs from structuralism
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It all began with William Wundt. He was a German philosopher and psychologist. He was responsible for establishing the first lab in the world solely dedicated to experimental psychology. Although Edward Titchner, a student of William Wundt, is given credit for the term structuralism, it...
Six contemporary theoretical perspectives in psychology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Theories abound in psychology and for convenience of study, Wayne Weiten, in his book, Psychology: Themes and Variation, theorizes about behavior, psychoanalysis, humanism, cognition, biology and evolution. Behavior, the most outward sign about how people think and how they interact with society is dealt with...
By: Janet Grischy
Correlation and causation are terms that describe relationships. Unfortunately, they are easily confused. In causation, one action or occurrence causes another: He ate and so his hunger went away. In correlation two things occur together, but one does not necessarily cause the other: He ate...
By: Simon Muriithi
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist whose footmarks and influence will be remembered forever. Early life and Career He was born on January 11, 1842 in New York. His father loved theology and philosophy so much that he strove to provide his kids...
By: Paul Schingle
In psychology, or in any of the sciences, one must distinguish the difference between causation and correlation. Some correlations are causative. When the sun comes out, it gets lighter, or it gets warmer. This is a causative correlation. The first act, the sun rising, causes...
Research specializations in psychology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Research plays a major role in psychology and each branch of this mind study science has its own peculiar ways and means of securing the knowledge it needs. While that is a known fact, it’s also important that psychology as a broad umbrella science...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The science of psychology is one where there are many approaches to solve, work with and explain what is happening with the mind. Each of the theories has merit. It is more a matter of personal preferences and some take a bit from each to...
By: Sophia Williams
A scientific investigation is a process involving five steps, which are designed to confirm an idea or opinion put forward based on a question to be answered. This investigation will possibly provide new knowledge or discoveries, correct a previous finding, or further enhance an earlier...

 

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