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Psychology June 2012 Archive

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June In Review

Saturday June 30, 2012
June is one of my favorite months. Even though the wind has been blowing furiously every day where I live, I'm still enjoying the sun and warm weather. We've covered a ... Read More

Attention - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday June 29, 2012
Definition: Psychologist and philosopher William James described attention as "the taking possession of the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what may seem several simultaneously ... Read More

Buying Life Experiences? Make Sure You're Doing it for the Right Reasons

Thursday June 28, 2012
In previous studies, researchers have found that spending money on life experiences leads to greater happiness than buying possessions. In a new study, however, researchers have discovered that this "happiness ... Read More

Where to Look for Psychology Scholarships

Wednesday June 27, 2012
The rising costs of college have made paying for a college education difficult for many students. In order to pay for tuition, books, and other expenses, students need to thoroughly ... Read More

Do You Enjoy Working In Psychology?

Tuesday June 26, 2012
Are you a psychologist or do you work in some type of psychology-related field? If so, consider offering some advice to students thinking of entering a psychology profession so that ... Read More

Succeeding In Summer Psychology Classes

Monday June 25, 2012
Are you taking college classes this summer? Many students choose to take the summer months off to relax and recharge. Others spend their summer working to earn money for the ... Read More

Operant Conditioning - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday June 22, 2012
Definition: Operant conditioning (sometimes referred to as instrumental conditioning) is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Through these rewards and punishments, an association is ... Read More

What Is Online Therapy?

Thursday June 21, 2012
Online therapy, also known as e-therapy or e-counseling, is a relatively new development in mental health in which a therapist or counselor provides psychological advice and support over the Internet. ... Read More

Questions About Correlations

Wednesday June 20, 2012
One reader writes: "I just finished taking the research methods quiz, and I think the answers to two of the questions might be wrong. On the one question, I am ... Read More

Take a Psychology Quiz

Tuesday June 19, 2012
Do you want to test your knowledge of psychology? Check out our growing collection of academic psychology quizzes covering everything from psychology history to specific theories. You can ... Read More

Advice for Students Getting a Late Start in Psychology

Monday June 18, 2012
I recently received an email from a reader who had earned an undergraduate degree in a different field, but is now seriously thinking of switching to psychology for graduate school. ... Read More

Social Cognition - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday June 15, 2012
Definition: Social cognition refers to how we process, store, and use information about other people. In other words, it focuses on understanding how we think about others and how that ... Read More

Watch Video Of Bandura's Famous Bobo Doll Experiment

Thursday June 14, 2012
Albert Bandura's 1961 Bobo doll experiment is one of the most famous in psychology's history. Now you can see video of the experiment with narration provided by Bandura. In this experiment, ... Read More

Online Tools for Creating Citations

Wednesday June 13, 2012
Do you have a tough time taking notes and keeping track of sources for your bibliography or reference sections? Students sometimes neglect this portion of the research and writing process ... Read More

Harry Harlow and the Nature of Love

Tuesday June 12, 2012
While parental demonstrations of affection are often taken for granted today, there was was a time during the early twentieth century when experts warned parents about the dangers of holding ... Read More

Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists

Monday June 11, 2012
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? No, this isn't the setup for a joke. Many people aren't quite sure of the distinction between these two professions, ... Read More

Personal Space - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday June 8, 2012
Definition: Personal space refers to the distance needed between people when they interact. Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation where a person stood too close to you while ... Read More

What's Your Favorite Memory Strategy?

Thursday June 7, 2012
I recently asked readers to share some of their favorite tips and strategies for remembering information and improving memory. Guest Shareen shared her technique, which she refers to as the ... Read More

Reader Question How Do I Choose a Therapist?

Wednesday June 6, 2012
Question: I'm looking for a therapist, but I really have no idea how to choose one! Do you have any tips for how I can find the best therapist in ... Read More

Sigmund Freud Photobiography

Tuesday June 5, 2012
Sigmund Freud may be one of the best known figures in history, but he is also one of the most controversial. The legacy of his life and work provokes both ... Read More

Stay On Track This Summer

Monday June 4, 2012
It's summer break for many students throughout the world. Time to kick back and relax, right? Sure, your vacation months are a great time to enjoy a little well deserved ... Read More

Unconditioned Stimulus - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday June 1, 2012
Definition: In classical conditioning, the unconditioned stimulus (often referred to as the US) is one that unconditionally, naturally and automatically triggers a response. For example, when you walk into the ... Read More
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