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The Big Five Personality Test, also known as the Big Five, is considered the epitome of modern personality tests. The Big Five focuses on five key personality characteristics: openness...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2020, 6:19 am (UTC)

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Behaviorism is a psychological approach that is distinguishable through its emphasis on scientific and objective methods of investigation. Behaviorists are concerned only with behaviors that can be...

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In psychology, the term "interpersonal" refers to what happens between two people. For instance, interpersonal communication would refer to the things an individual says to his friend, parent,...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2018, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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The four main personality theories are the psychoanalytic, the trait, the humanistic, and the social-cognitive theories. Psychoanalytic theory: the most popular theory of personality is that of...

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There are many factors that can influence social perception. Social perception can be defined as the process of perceiving other people. It is the process by which we look at other people and...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013, 6:26 pm (UTC)

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Old Psychology was seemingly pioneered by Freud and Freud alone (in reality, there were many contributors, but Freud is far and away the most prominent). Between himself, Jung, and others, they...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019, 6:17 pm (UTC)

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Linguistics is already an interesting field. It has the unique disposition of branching out into various interdisciplinary fields, such as computational linguistics (computer science and...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018, 4:20 pm (UTC)

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One major criticism of person-centered therapy is that in many cases, therapists still let their patients open up before providing any input during their sessions. Therefore, many people view the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2018, 8:59 am (UTC)

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The psychodynamic, behaviorist, and humanistic approaches all look at eating disorders and their treatment from different perspectives. The psychodyamic perspective seeks to recognize longstanding...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021, 12:27 am (UTC)

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Developmental psychology is the study of patterns of normative development across the lifespan. Early childhood education often focuses on a subset of developmental psychology called discontinuous...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019, 1:05 am (UTC)

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Lev Vygotsky developed a theory of cognitive development that focused on a child's sociocultural situation and how that influences his or her thinking. Let's look at that theory and then identify...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2022, 3:34 pm (UTC)

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Melissa Ditman’s article summarizes an address given by psychologist Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association and an emeritus professor at Stanford University....

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A proponent of the psychoanalytic school of thought would not consider environmental stimuli to be important. Psychoanalytic theory argues that people’s personalities are results of unconscious...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020, 7:02 pm (UTC)

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Animals are used to study human behavior and psychology because both species exhibit behavior with similar characteristics. Humans as a group are hard to observe;therefore, researchers have...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011, 1:31 am (UTC)

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Harry Harlow was one of many twentieth-century psychologists who believed that studying animal psychology could provide insights into human psychology. Under the general heading of comparative...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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Some psychologists break the process of concept formation into four steps. The following are examples of these steps: 1. Observation A young child observes a horse in a pasture near her house. She...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019, 9:01 pm (UTC)

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Psychosocial and Socioemotional theories are relevant in every stage of development because they reflect years of empirical and quantitative research done exclusively to extrapolate what are the...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2013, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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A research project always begins with a question, something the researcher wants to know more about. Often, that researcher has also developed a hypothesis, a general answer to the question that...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2020, 4:55 pm (UTC)

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Psychology has always walked a dangerous line between being a natural science and a social science. A natural science, of course, deals in the natural world. Examples would be physics, chemistry,...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2020, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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Erik Erikson created a theory of development that traces human life from infancy all the way through mature adulthood. Let's look at this theory and examine some of its strengths and weaknesses....

Latest answer posted June 17, 2022, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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Classical conditioning is one of the earliest theories of education and behavioral psychology. Pavlov first established it through his famous studies of the salivation of dogs. Since that time,...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019, 7:41 am (UTC)

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Basic psychology focuses primarily on research and theory, while applied psychology uses the result of the research and ideas of those theories to try to solve psychological problems in real world...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2022, 2:50 am (UTC)

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Just like any theory of cognitive development, Jean Piaget's theory has strengths and weaknesses. Let's review the theory, then reflect on its pros and cons. Piaget's theory involves four stages...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2022, 2:25 pm (UTC)

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The psychoanalytic approach is Freudian: it divides the human psyche into the three elements of the id, the ego, and the superego. According to Freud, behavior and thinking are based on instinct...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020, 8:48 pm (UTC)

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A social worker has a duty of care to act in the client's best interests. In normal circumstances,* the client has the option to discontinue the relationship, but the social worker should always...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2022, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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C. G. Jung's book Psychological Types has had a great influence on everyone interested in classifying people according to their personality types. Jung distinguished two kinds of "attitudes,"...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2012, 9:30 pm (UTC)

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I have to preface by saying that I'm a rule-follower and try my best to uphold the laws of the land, which may be what you are struggling with as well. If you don't regularly participate in...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020, 3:19 am (UTC)

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Aggression is a state that is chronic in some people, occasional in others, and a rare event in a few. In some cases, especially when aggression is rare, there can be a proposed biological...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2019, 1:36 pm (UTC)

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It is worth emphasizing that Bhutanese views on happiness are diverse and complex and have been expressed in the religious and cultural traditions of Bhutan for many centuries. The majority of...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2020, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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Almost all children engage in observational learning throughout their childhoods. Observational learning simply refers to the learning that is achieved through witnessing the behavior and actions...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2013, 1:29 am (UTC)

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Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was a psychologist best known for creating a theory of a hierarchy of needs moving from basic survival needs to ones of self-actualization....

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012, 4:12 am (UTC)

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To give a diagnosis means that the psychologist is identifying the condition that a patient has. While a diagnosis may, over time, come to be seen as incorrect or incomplete, there is no "right or...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2013, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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The concept of shifting standards is defined as the idea that our judgements are based on something we hold to be standard, and these standards may shift depending on multiple factors. For example,...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2016, 6:52 am (UTC)

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In his article "Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Show How Parents Shape A Child's Brain," Jon Hamilton tells the story of Izidor Ruckel. Ruckel contracted polio when he was six months old, and his...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2020, 12:05 pm (UTC)

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Culture and diversity impact a clinical psychologist's insights into their clients' concerns, influence the strategies they might use to counsel a client, and perhaps shape the eventual diagnoses a...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2021, 9:16 pm (UTC)

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According to the biographical caption accompanying "Thai cave boys: the psychology of surviving underground," Sarita Robinson is a university lecturer in psychology. The title itself suggests an...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020, 7:04 pm (UTC)

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The Magic of Thinking Big is a self-help book written by David J. Schwartz in 1959. It is meant to inspire the reader to achieve greater things and rise above being average. Chapter Five is titled...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2016, 3:03 pm (UTC)

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Psychoanalysis focuses on people's unconscious minds and how they influence human behavior. Led by Sigmund Freud, the psychoanalytic school identifies the roles of the id, the ego, and the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2021, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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Freud is both the father of modern psychology and the progenitor of psychodynamics, a field of study related to the personality of a person. Freud theorized that the personality of every person is...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019, 10:05 pm (UTC)

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Overdiagnosis is an established issue in medicine. According to a journal of the Public Library of Science, The harms of over-treatment arise from situations where normal life experiences (such as...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019, 2:55 am (UTC)

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In psychology, the concept of conformity is defined as fitting in with a group. People can change their behavior, attitude, beliefs, opinions, and values to align them with the general behavior and...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2021, 8:34 am (UTC)

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The three general types of personality, according to Hans Eysenck, were neuroticism (a tendency towards emotion and "moodiness", including anxiety, fear, worry, and the like), extroversion (a...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019, 1:03 pm (UTC)

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Nancy Chodorow's object relations theory is related to the ideas and psychoanalytic techniques of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein, but it reaches out in a new direction that is particularly...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2022, 1:59 pm (UTC)

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This is a term that is misused and overused a great deal today. Essentially, a critical thinker asks questions, seeks evidence, assesses the nature and weight of the evidence, considers opposing...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015, 11:41 pm (UTC)

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This could be a tough question because the dividing line between biological and psychological is somewhat blurry. For instance, depression may be a psychological disorder, but to the extent that it...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2019, 12:17 pm (UTC)

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First, we will briefly overview both therapies and then compare and contrast their perspectives. Narrative therapy is a form of counseling that approaches a person’s life as a series of stories....

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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It can be dangerous for people to become paranoid and fearful, because then it is possible for the government to manipulate and take freedoms away. After 9/11, people became fearful of Al Queda...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010, 5:05 am (UTC)

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Human behavior can be explained through both through the study of the brain and through examination of the environment in which an individual exists. One or both can contribute to behavior....

Latest answer posted September 13, 2013, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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Behavioral psychology is a branch of psychology that seeks to explain how the way people behave is a product of their environment. Environmental factors, known as stimuli, affect our behavior and...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019, 2:46 pm (UTC)

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According to psychological theory, memory, as a function of the mind, can be broken down into three separate functions. All of them are necessary in order for memory to work. The first function is...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2020, 3:41 pm (UTC)

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