An overview of careers in psychology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Three different levels of education are available for career choices in psychology. At the highest levels are the PhD degrees. Those with this doctorate in psychology are available for work as a child psychologist, clinical psychologist, a forensic psychologist, or clinical psychologist, sports psychologist, or...
The legacy of Burrhus Frederic Skinner
By: Effie Moore Salem
Behaviorism, the school of psychology that B. F. Skinner is associated concerns itself with observation and learning of behavioral patterns and how these can impact the society in which one lives. Important here is how one reacts to what happens and the results of such...
By: anneal
The term "Gestalt" is the German word for "whole." Gestalt therapy aims to bring a person's whole existence, mental, emotional, and physical, into therapy, and promote unity of the self in the world. This is achieved through a focus on the present moment and...
By: Steve Marshall
Good Decisions, bad decisions. How do I make responsible decisions?Decision making is a factor in responsible living because the decision you make leads you to new responsibilities based from that decision. How do you make decisions? Well you could do what I do, I...
By: Nancy Houser
The psychology of adult attachment styles refers to how an individual forms a relationship pattern throughout their life-such as attachment, death, or loss. Known also as the "evolutionary theory", it is believed to be evolutionary in its development as it is considered to be a...
What happens when psychology professionals use psychological mind tricks on family members
By: Mona Gallagher
The term, "psychological tricks" unleashes all kinds of indignant thoughts about the psychology profession; in fact, it sounds downright evil and fraudulent. What kind of professional practitioner would use trickery in treatment of psychological disorders?No, we're not talking here about the deceitful type of...
By: Nancy Houser
The most influential psychologists in history are those of the 20th century, when psychology was still being considered as a new field. Individuals such as B.F. Skinner, Jean Piaget, and Sigmund Freud were the main ones involved at this time in history. All psychologists...
By: Nancy Houser
"The unconscious is terribly threatening," says Dr. Glen O. Gabbard, professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. "It suggests we are moved by forces we cannot see or control, and this is a severe wound to our narcissism."On May 6, 2007, Sigmund...
What happens when psychology professionals use psychological mind tricks on family members
By: Ted Sherman
Of course, all parents use mind tricks to get kids to behave and do other positive actions. Do you think B.F. Skinner ever came up to his kids' rooms at night and read them stories or give them candy to get them to sleep...
The legacy of Jean Piaget
By: Effie Moore Salem
The inside workings of children's mind intrigued Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist is known for his pioneering studies of how children learn. He was fascinated by the workings of their mind, and not so much as when they gave right answers as when they...

 

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