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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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 months ago in Psychology | +0 votes | 2 comments
Alfred Adler was among the pioneers of psychoanalytic theory. He had a major fall out with Freud over theories. Freud rationalized that our personality was formed from instincts whereas Adler found that the environment had a profound influence in shaping our personality. He is best known for developing the inferiority and superiority complexes.
Published by carol roach 71 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 5 comments
Erik Erikson was one of the great pioneers who contributed to the body of knowledge we have today in psychology. Erikson is best known for adding three additional stages to Freud’s personality development theory. Whereas Freud stopped his theory in early adulthood, Erikson extended the theory to include personality development through one’s lifetime.
Published by carol roach 71 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 7 comments
Dependent personality disorder is characterized by dependence on others. A person with DPD may have fears of being separated from a relationship partner or from family members. A person with this disorder is usually quite needy. He or she may be unable to make decisions without seeking advice from someone else.
Published by Charlene Collins 71 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 2 comments
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder; it’s not just a state of mind. Oftentimes, people minimize this disorder. It’s important not to let anyone who isn’t a doctor tell you that you don’t need the medications that your psychiatrist or medical doctor prescribes for you. It’s equally important that stopping your medications against medical advice can lead to problems.
Published by Charlene Collins 71 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 2 comments
Gregory Bateson and his team headed up the first family investigation into the causes of schizophrenia. He postulated that schizophrenia was caused by mixed messages received from important family members. These messages often put the schizophrenic individual in a position where he or she could not escape. This created what he coined as the double bind.
Published by carol roach 71 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 7 comments
Carl Jung was a former student of Freud who had major conceptual differences with his mentor. He founded analytical psychology as a consequence of those differences. Jung was more concerned with the individual in the present than he was about their past experiences. Having said that he did however, create the concept of the collective unconscious which was repository of all experiences of humankind within the human psyche which has been handed down throughout time.
Published by carol roach 71 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 6 comments
The great doctor Freud really did not understand women yet he made elaborate theories about them which have been challenged by female psychoanalysts such as Karen Horney and feminists alike. His views on penis envy, women being inferior to men, women wanting to be men are considered demeaning to women and without any empirical backing.
Published by carol roach 71 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 4 comments
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