By: Colette Georgii
John Broadus Watson (1878-1958), one of America's early psychologists who introduced the behaviorist approach to the scientific community, introduced a radical change in the study of psychology whereby he felt that the focus of psychology should be on directly observable behaviors rather than on the...
By: Toni Macdonald
Sergei Moscovici is a French Romanian-born social psychologist. He conducted a famous experiment in minority influence, the results of which are published in a book. These results are analyzed and dissected in several other research papers and books. In his first experiment, Moscovici introduced four...
By: Colette Georgii
Albert Bandura is a contemporary modern theorist who is notable for studies in "social learning theory" or what is known as Social Cognitive Theory. He bases his studies and research out of Stanford University. Social learning theory and criminology Social learning theory is a valuable...
By: Mell Chase - 632526
When it comes to personality, Erik Erikson believed that a person developed their ego through stages over the lifespan. Our ego is always changing due to new struggles and lessons we learn through life, according to Erickson. Each stage is like a fork in the...
By: Lee Caleca
What Are Emotions? According to some psychologists, the primary emotions include anticipation, joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, and anger. They talk about collections of these basic emotions which create 'combined emotions' and which include optimism, love, submission, awe, disapproval, remorse, contempt, and aggressiveness. Since...
By: Nick Ford
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist who lived from September 14, 1849 until February 27, 1936. He received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1904 and is famous for his observations of conditioned behaviour. He is largely remembered for his work that demonstrated that...
By: Sophia Williams
Using a simple definition, behavioural psychology is studying the behaviour of humans. Providing more clarity to this definition, it is a branch of psychology which focuses on the study and alteration of people’s actions, thoughts and emotions. Behavioral psychology is also known as behaviourism...
By: Kathie Danner
Erik Homberger Erikson (1902-1994) hypothesized that one’s personality develops in over time in a series of stages; his theory considers the effect of social interaction and social experiences over one’s lifetime, whereas Freud believed that the personality is only significantly developed during childhood...
By: Kathie Danner
Erik Homberger Erikson (1902-1994) hypothesized that one’s personality develops in over time in a series of stages. According to Erikson, during each stage of development a person experiences a conflict or crisis which serves as a turning point in his or her development. Erikson's...
By: Erin M. Ritz
Erik Erikson was a German psychoanalyst born in 1902. He is known in scientific history as the man who developed the theory of psychosocial development. His most influential publication is "Childhood and Society,” which established his theory of the life cycle. He believed that...

 

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