Positive Reinforcement - Psychology Definition of the Week
Friday April 29, 2011
Definition: Positive reinforcement is a concept first described by psychologist B. F. Skinner in his theory of operant conditioning. Positive reinforcement is anything added that follows a behavior that makes ... Read More
What Is Art Therapy?
Thursday April 28, 2011
Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well being. If you have a strong interest in both art and psychology, this is definitely ... Read More
On This Day In Psychology History - April 22
Friday April 22, 2011
On April 22, 1899, William James published his book Talks to Teachers. The book was composed of 10 lectures that were originally presented at Harvard University in 1891 and 1892. ... Read More
The Psychology Dictionary: Expanded and Updated!
Thursday April 21, 2011
The Psychology Dictionary has been revised and updated with lots of new terms. Just click the letter that the term starts with, or use the search box in the upper ... Read More
Does Multitasking Hurt Productivity?
Wednesday April 20, 2011
Take a second to think about all of the different things you're doing at this very moment. In addition to reading this blog post, you might be listening to music, ... Read More
Have You Considered Becoming a Criminal Psychologist?
Tuesday April 19, 2011
Criminal psychology is often described as a "hot" specialty area right now, largely thanks to the depictions of the job on a number of television dramas. Related to the field ... Read More
What is Biopsychology?
Monday April 18, 2011
A new study published in Neuron suggests that stimulating brain nerves may speed up learning. If you find this type of research interesting, the rapidly growing field of biopsychology may ... Read More
Authoritarian Parenting - Psychology Definition of the Week
Friday April 15, 2011
Definition: Authoritarian parenting is one of the parenting styles identified and described by psychologist Diana Baumrind. In this style of parenting, children are expected to follow the strict rules established ... Read More
A Brief History of Psychology
Thursday April 14, 2011
If you're taking an introductory psychology course this semester, you're likely in for a crash course in what psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus called psychology's long past and short history. While ... Read More
April Is Stress Awareness Month
Wednesday April 13, 2011
Thanks to Elizabeth Scott, black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Stress Management, I recently learned that April is Stress Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to assess the sources of stress in ... Read More
How Much Do Clinical Psychologists Earn?
Monday April 11, 2011
One of the first question people ask when they start considering a career is how much people working in that profession typically earn. While salary is certainly not the only ... Read More
Projective Test - Psychology Definition of the Week
Friday April 8, 2011
Definition: In psychology, a projective test is a type of personality test in which the individual offers responses to ambiguous scenes, words or images. This type of test emerged from ... Read More
Feeling Overwhelmed By Research?
Thursday April 7, 2011
So you've got stacks of books, journal articles and notes for your psychology paper, now what? After gathering the research, figuring out how to manage the information and turn it ... Read More
How Long Should an Abstract Be?
Wednesday April 6, 2011
Question from a Reader: "I remember being taught than an abstract should be no more than 120 words, but now that I'm back in school I'm seeing that many websites state ... Read More
Naturalistic Observation - Psychology Definition of the Week
Friday April 1, 2011
Definition: Naturalistic observation is a research method commonly used by psychologists and other social scientists. This technique involves observing subjects in their natural environment. This type of research is often ... Read More