By: Colette Georgii
Gestalt psychology, founded in Germany around 1912 by Max Wertheimer (1888-1943), and his colleagues, K. Koffka (1886-1941) and W. Kohler (1887-1967), is concerned with how people perceive things and how problems are solved. Gestalt psychology presented a strict departure from behaviorism and structuralism and was...
By: Mona Gallagher
"Everything we do is shaped by our experience." B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)Skinner didn't believe the mind existed; he believed the mind was only a matter of language and that it was the brain that processed learned behavior through a system of rewards, punishment and...
By: Darian Peters
The twentieth century psychologist, Abraham Maslow, will be remembered best for being the most influential advocate of humanistic psychology. The essential point of this position is that there are goals of life that are right for humans to pursue and that these go beyond the...
By: Tenebris
Over three decades after his death, Dr. Abraham Maslow's most popular theory has once again whispered its way into the public consciousness; or perhaps its popularity (or notoriety) in some circles has never truly waned. My sense is that its rise and fall in popular...
By: Eileen Cowan
I'd like to start by saying that there is no shame in seeking psychological help, it can be a great resource and truthfully most people could benefit from it at some point in their lives. However, I do understand that it isn't for everyone and...
By: Tenebris
"After eight years, I got up from the couch one day and offered my analyst a draw. We shook hands."- Woody AllenThe use of the psychoanalyst's couch during a counselling session originated with Sigmund Freud, who felt that where no eye contact or other...
By: Ted Sherman
The German word gestalt was first introduced to me in my Psych 101 college freshman class many, many years ago. Since then, and during my wartime Navy experiences and following 40-year career of writing advertising and sales promotion material for our company's 50,000 insurance...
By: Darian Peters
Human beings have contemplated the nature of mind for at least two and a half millennia. As far back as ancient Greece Plato was writing the Meno, a Socratic dialogue that investigated the nature of knowledge and knowledge acquisition and proposed a theory of knowledge...
By: Colette Georgii
How can you tell if your loved one needs to see a psychiatrist? It is not always easy to detect mental illness that might require psychiatric intervention. It is also hard to get a person to the psychiatrist once you have determined your loved one...
By: Tenebris
The study and application of colour psychology is based on the premise that specific colours arouse predictable emotional and physical reactions, and even affect seemingly rational judgement. Thus, by selecting specific colours, a specific desired reaction can be evoked.Some reactions, which can be culture-specific...

 

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