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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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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...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 11:12 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...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020 9:40 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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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....

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020 10:05 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melissa Dittman reports on the work of Philip G. Zimbardo for the American Psychological Association in 2004. Zimbardo shows that it is surprisingly easy to get good people to do bad things,...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2020 4:49 pm UTC

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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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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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The short answer to your question is that psychology can predict behavior to a varying extent. In fact, that's almost what "prediction" means in the world of psychology. When we use the word...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019 6:24 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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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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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 essay “The Future of Happiness,” psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi makes an interesting observation based on his scientific research: . . . people who are engaged in challenging...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2012 10:08 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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Trait theory in psychology involves a study of personality based on behavioral patterns known as traits. According to this theory, traits in individuals maintain consistency over time and various...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 5:46 pm 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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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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As far as I can tell, we have no similar concept today that, in one word or phrase, sums up the ideal of a well educated, courteous, kind, courageous, yielding, man who gives fealty to a central...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2012 6:03 pm 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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Psychologist Aaron Beck explains that a person's negative thoughts and unrealistic beliefs are the primary causes of depression. He groups these into three categories: the cognitive triad, negative...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2020 7:00 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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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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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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Yes, talking does help to relieve stress. While it is one of a handful of measures typically prescribed to reduce levels of stress—others include meditation, immersion in pleasurable activities,...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2017 7:23 pm UTC

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Obedience is a form of social influence in which a subject acquiesces to direct, specific commands from an authority figure. It is generally distinguished from conformity, when the subject intends...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021 11:35 pm UTC

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Within the realm of psychology, the "concrete operational stage" refers to the period of child development, generally occurring between the ages of seven and eleven, when children develop the...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 6:07 pm UTC

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Beliefs about happiness have changed over the 5,000 years of written history and different beliefs have been common in different societies. Many philosophers have defined happiness as absence of...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016 10:43 am UTC

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The central function of Analysis of Variance is to determine if the means and distributions of data sets show a meaningful difference between groups, significant with a certain level of confidence....

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 2:41 pm UTC

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Many organizations set up observation periods for new employees as part of their employee training process. Servers in restaurants often shadow a more experienced server for several days before...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2013 1:07 am UTC

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The basic difference between the two therapeutic approaches is that while the psychodynamic approach holds that personality and behavioral disorders are caused by innate psychological drives, the...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021 5:11 pm 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 formal-operational stage of cognitive development is the final stage of Jean Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory. Piaget’s four stages of development are as follows: Sensorimotor (birth–2...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 12:55 pm 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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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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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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In Lindemann's theory, acute grief had six stages and the course of the stages lasted about six weeks, roughly one week per stage. The symptoms that are identified as belonging to acute grief are:...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013 10:47 pm 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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While psychological disorders are valid medical problems just like physical health issues, they are not usually as straightforward when it comes to diagnosis. This is because most (though not all)...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 11:28 pm UTC

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Aaron Beck's cognitive triad consists of negative thoughts about the self, the world, and the future. Negative thoughts in any one of these areas can be based on various different tenets....

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:02 pm UTC

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The answer to this question depends on the field or context from which the respondent is answering. Given that breadth and depth, I'll provide several possible responses and links to more resources...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2016 8:49 pm UTC

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There are actually several theories around to attempt to explain the impulsive nature of many teens. This is one of those scientific research areas that is always evolving over time and is...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 9:13 pm UTC

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