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Negative Punishment - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday September 30, 2011
Definition: Learning to distinguish between the two different types of punishment (negative punishment and positive punishment) can be difficult for many students. In operant conditioning, it is important to remember ... Read More

Are You a Positive Thinker?

Thursday September 29, 2011
Some people just seem to have a natural ability to put a positive spin on almost everything. Rather than viewing challenges as obstacles, they see them as opportunities for growth. ... Read More

Need Help With Statistics?

Wednesday September 28, 2011
Statistics are usually a big part of psychology courses, and most psychology programs require students to take at least one course in stats. Whether you consider yourself a mathematical thinker ... Read More

10 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Tuesday September 27, 2011
Whether you're leading a group project in one of your college classes or leading a team in the workplace, having strong leadership skills can serve you well in many different ... Read More
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Overhaul Your Psychology Study Habits With These Tips

Monday September 26, 2011
If you're a student, you have probably gotten a lot of advice in the past about what you can do to improve your study habits and improve your ability to ... Read More
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Uninvolved Parenting - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday September 23, 2011
Definition:Uninvolved parenting is one of the four types of parenting styles. Psychologist Diana Baumrind first described three of these styles during the 1960s based upon her research with preschoolers. Later, ... Read More

Reader Question: How Can I Become a Therapist?

Thursday September 22, 2011
Jenn writes: "I'm a senior in high school and plan to one day becoming a therapist. What do I need to do to enter this type of career?" Thanks for the ... Read More

Learn More About Famous Psychologists

Wednesday September 21, 2011
History of Psychology was one of my favorite college classes. Unlike my previous history professors, who had focused on making us memorize lists of dates, my psychology history instructor instead ... Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Psychology

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Psychology can seem a bit daunting to those who are completely new to the subject. Your first introductory course will cover a enormous range of topics including psychology history, human ... Read More

A Guide to APA Format

Monday September 19, 2011
For many students, preparing your psychology papers in proper APA format can be one of the most difficult and frustrating parts of writing a paper. If you've never worked with ... Read More

Client-Centered Therapy - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday September 16, 2011
Client-centered therapy is the approach to psychotherapy developed by the humanist psychologist Carl Rogers. This technique relies on the therapist exhibiting three key characteristics: genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic ... Read More

Why Are You Majoring in Psychology?

Thursday September 15, 2011
Are you majoring in psychology or are you planning to once you get into college? What is it about the subject that appeals to you so much? For many students, ... Read More

4 Explanations for Forgetting

Wednesday September 14, 2011
When was the last time you forgot to return a call or couldn't remember where you left your car keys? Chances are strong that it wasn't very long ago. Forgetting ... Read More

Reader Needs a Topic for a Psychology Paper

Tuesday September 13, 2011
One reader writes: I'm supposed to write a five page paper for the introductory psychology course that I am taking this semester. Our instructor told us that we can pick ... Read More

Have You Considered Becoming a Developmental Psychologist?

Monday September 12, 2011
Developmental psychologists study growth and development that occurs throughout the entire lifespan. This includes not only physical development, but also cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth. Developmental psychologists often ... Read More

Cognitive Dissonance - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday September 9, 2011
Definition: What happens when new information conflicts with a previously existing belief? While we tend to seek consistency between our beliefs, our behaviors and our experience, you can probably think ... Read More

Pioneers of Psychology: William James

Thursday September 8, 2011
Psychologist and philosopher William James is often referred to as the father of American psychology. His 1200-page text, The Principles of Psychology, became a classic on the subject and his ... Read More

Multiple Intelligences Quiz

Wednesday September 7, 2011
Do you enjoy math classes? Do you find it easy to solve complex equations? If so, you might have what psychologist Howard Gardner refers to as logical-mathematical intelligence. This is ... Read More
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How Much Money Do Psychologists Earn?

Tuesday September 6, 2011
Among psychologists, earnings and salaries vary greatly depending upon factors such as specialty area, the degree held and the sector of employment. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational ... Read More

Tips for Reading Psychology Journal Articles

Monday September 5, 2011
Do psychology journal articles seem confusing, difficult and complex? Following a few simple strategies can help make the process much more effective. If you are studying psychology in high school ... Read More

Self-Efficacy - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday September 2, 2011
According to psychologist Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is our belief in our ability to succeed in certain situations. The concept plays a major role in Bandura's social learning theory, which focuses ... Read More

Sign Up for the Free Psychology Newsletter

Thursday September 1, 2011
Have you signed up for my free psychology newsletter yet? This weekly newsletter showcases the news, site updates, features, reader polls and discussions from the black-rose-bielefeld.de Psychology site. After signing ... Read More
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