By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, is a very intriguing book, not another dry psychological treatise that puts the reader to sleep. Mr. Kahneman uses many basic exercises to prove his points. The exercises show how every person thinks fast or slow in any...
By: Litsa Podaras
The Nobel Prize (2000) winning research of professors David Dunning and Justin Kruger disclosed that quite a few Americans may overestimate their own worth. The analysis was done on American individuals at Cornell University and surprisingly enough when a relative study was done (Professor Heine...
By: Michael Totten
The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias which is caused by the inability of particularly poor performers to evaluate their own performance accurately. As a result, those who are incompetent are also unable to recognize their incompetence and thereby improve their own performance. This cognitive...
What is unconditional positive regard in therapy?
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Carl Rogers was one of the prominent psychologist who practiced as a humanist psychologist. One of the core beliefs and practices is client-centered therapy. This approach is that the patient or client has all the tools to solve the problems. The job of the therapist...
What is the psychology of sustainability?
By: Christyl Rivers
Human beings evolved in complete inter-dependence with other organisms. The psychology of sustainability recognizes this vital connection, and builds upon it, for humans to have better mental, emotional, physical and spiritual lives in their relationships with the world. Other organisms and systems allow all life...
An introduction to educational psychology
By: Z. Farrukh
Educational psychology is a branch of psychology; it incorporates psychological principles in the field of education. It is a broad field, covering a variety of areas. Some of its major focuses are; * Understanding and providing for different learning styles, * Implementing processes and strategies...
The psychological impact of color
By: Christyl Rivers
Seeing red describes a person enraged. Feeling blue suggests some one is despondent. A green movement is about regenerative, sustainable practice to promote life. Colors are taken for granted. Yet, color is a survival aid for most species. Organisms evolved colors to both attract and...
By: Augusta Conlon
Austrian psychologist, researcher, zoologist, and pioneer ethnologist Konrad Lorenz transformed his lifelong fascination for animals into a Nobel Prize winning career and profoundly influence the field of animal psychology by demonstrating the strength of instinct in determining animal behavior. Born in 1903, Lorenz received a...
Why people suffer
By: Christyl Rivers
Suffering is universal. It allows the pain that tells humans and other animals when to flee or fight. It records powerfully upon the memory and allows organisms to avoid future pain through the learning process. But suffering is also a human creation when it is...
Book reviews: Imagine, How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
By: Chris Wiegard
Jonah Lehrer is a contributor to The New Yorker and various magazines which explore science and popular psychology. His third book has just been published in 2012. Entitled “Imagine: how creativity works,” it is written in a style that is very similar to...

 

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