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Mediational theorists are still learning theorists. They do look to observable data to formulate their theories and their treatments. These theorists were prominent in the 1930s and 1940s. They differed from the classical conditioning and the operant conditioning theorists in that they believed that something internal was going on that would cause the animal or person to do the things they do.
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 7 comments
Anger, violence and hatred are negative blights on the world that cause so much damage and unnecessary pain. Often violence and hatred stem from ignorance, and misinformation, while anger can flow when people have not learned better ways to deal with concerns. Healthy ways to deal with such issues include education, utilizing the law, gathering support and taking care of your wellbeing.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
There are probably as many ways to ease anxiety as there ways to gain it in the first place; however, being able to recognize them can be difficult when you are stressed. Anxiety can make you feel ill and unhappy; therefore, it makes sense to use one, or all of these five methods to reduce it effectively.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
There are certain things in life that are more likely to make your heart soar and lift your spirits than others. These things leave you feeling warm inside and full of happiness and good feelings. Whether you are already happy, and so open to receiving such gifts, or sad, and need to be uplifted, having a list of wonders to refer to can be helpful.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 2 comments
Most people know the old saying, ‘patience is a virtue,‘ and if you have ever felt impatient you will know why. When you lack patience, you can become annoyed and upset, and make other people around you uneasy. Learning how to keep your cool, and take things at a slower pace can be very useful.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
There are many manifestations of conversion disorders. Conversion disorders display physical symptoms caused by stress, but there is no physical reason for the symptoms. I have a couple of manifestations of conversion. Sometimes I can’t talk due to terrible stuttering, but other times I can’t talk because I don’t have the language skills to communicate. When this conversion takes place, I don’t have the words in my mind to speak. It passes after a few minutes of deep ...
Published by Charlene Collins 66 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 2 comments
Operant conditioning was made famous by B.F. Skinner. He elaborating on the theory of effect purposed by Thorndike to include the concept of reinforcements bearing the heaviest influence on shaping behavior. Positive reinforcements would lead to repetitious behavior while negative reinforcements meant that a negative aspect in the environment would be taken away and that too would result in more repetitious behavior.
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 6 comments
The theory of classical conditioning was born out of a serendipitous situation in Ivan Pavlov’s laboratory. Pavlov was studying the digestive system of dogs. His aids noticed that the dogs would begin to salivate every time they heard their footsteps approaching the room. They anticipated that food was on the way.
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
Einstein was mostly known for being a scientist, and a genius, and for going a long way towards figuring out how the universe works as a whole through his equations. He was also less well known as a religious figure, and he had quite a lot to say on the subject, which often brought strong criticism from the churches.
Published by Rowan Casey 66 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 0 comments
There are many symptoms to depression. The most frequently talked about symptoms are hopelessness, lethargy, but one not talked about enough is impaired memory. People with major depression disorder, MDD, often have problems with recall. You may even be surprised that other people say you said or did something that you have no memory of.
Published by Charlene Collins 66 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 5 comments
Luck for you, may be mysterious and magical, stem from a scientific source, relate to psychology or be non-existent. If you do believe in luck and think it is evading you, there are things you can do to change how you feel about your circumstances and become more positive. Bad luck will then drop away and be replaced by healthy thoughts and opportunities.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +8 votes | 4 comments
In the early 20th century structural scientists were interested in the structures and the working of the mind. They began experimenting with different apparatus in the environment to analyze how people responded. The first experiments analyzed self-reports of how the apparatus used made them think or feel. However, it was soon discovered that introspection was too subjective. Psychologists then turned their attention to observing and jotting down data they could see, which was considered objec...
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 5 comments
Psychoanalytic therapy has withstood the test of time. It is one hundred years later and the theory is still used almost exclusively by psychiatrists. This type of therapy is noted for the many years it takes to delve into the deep dark issues of the past. Recently a shorter therapy has developed which is present and future oriented.
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 3 comments
Too much rushing around can make you dizzy. Always being in a hurry can mean you have less time to communicate effectively, and you get flustered and annoyed. There are people though, who seem to be able to carry out their day without the need to rush. They are peaceful, calm individuals who are also on top of things. Here are tips explaining how to be more like them.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
Both children and adults alike can easily slip into the habit of communicating more online than they do in person. Face-to-face contact may be becoming rare for them. This means they are not benefiting from socializing and forming friendships they can have a more fulfilling relationship with, or spending time out in the sunshine. When Facebook, or any networking site, becomes an addiction, it is time for a behavior change.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +0 votes | 2 comments
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