History of psychology
By: K. L. Hosking
There are many colorful characters throughout history whose ideas and arguments have served as the building blocks for the field of psychology. Thanks to Aristotle and Rene Descartes to John Locke and John Stuart Mill, and many in between, we have achieved significant progress in...
Understanding the science of learning
By: K. L. Hosking
The emphasis on lifelong learning has become a popular topic of cognitive psychological research in recent years. Continuing education or learning new skills is as easy as a click of a mouse, and oftentimes, online classes are free. Research on the long-term effects of mental...
What is biological psychology?
By: K. L. Hosking
Biological psychology is the study of behavior using a biological approach. Biopsychology is a term used for neuroscientists who study behavior by studying the underlying biological processes of the brain. There are several divisions of biopsychology and neuroscientists specialize in different fields. The Historical Development...
Famous female psychologists
By: K. L. Hosking
Lillian Moller Gilbreth was an inspirational woman, and years after her death, she continues to inspire many people, especially women. Lillian Gilbreth was the mother of twelve children, a devoted wife, and one of many pioneers in the field of psychology. She also worked closely...
Factors that influence behavior changes
By: K. L. Hosking
Human interaction in social situations changes according to the venue, and the problems each individual might be facing. Unfortunately, some psychological problems can interfere with the way a person behaves in public and how they interact with others, therefore, in some situations, allowances for a...
A historical perspective on behaviorism
By: K. L. Hosking
Although the ideas of John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner and Edward C. Tolman all have merit, there was a radical element to some of these perspectives which made them somewhat unacceptable in their day, not to mention unethical then, and now. However, each of...
Human facial expressions and the message they convey
By: K. L. Hosking
Aside from the normal emotional reactions to events as a result of cognition, there are also those that happen instantaneously. According to Deckers, (2010),“it is difficult for people to state the reason for a particular affective judgment. They know what they like or...
Differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
By: K. L. Hosking
Motivation to take action often comes from internal sources. The need to fulfill one’s own needs does not necessarily need to be externally motivated, and self-determination theory focuses on autonomy, competence, and relatedness, which are all intrinsic motivators. Similarly, instinct is an internal stimulus...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Jack Merrywell
In elementary schools, it is possible to track a very interesting correlation relating to children’s test scores. As it turns out, there is a very strong positive correlation between a child’s shoe size and the child’s performance on a standard spelling test...
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) described
By: Artemis
Ever wonder how different sentences with similar meaning spark different response? * Go take that pencil for me! * Would you try to get the pencil for me? * If you have time later, please take the pencil for me. * Why can't you take...

 

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