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Top 10 Psychology Articles of 2006

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Readers were interested in a wide range of topics in 2006, from personality quizzes to major psychology theories. The following were the 10 most popular articles and features here on the About Psychology site in 2006. Check them out to learn more about topics you may have missed this past year.

1. Whats Your Romantic Attachment Style?

Have you ever wondered how your childhood influenced your adult relationships? According to attachment theorists, your earliest relationships with your parents and caregivers may play a major role in adult relationships. This personality quiz is based on several attachment scales developed by different theorists to measure adult romantic attachment.

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2. Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development

Erik Eriksons theory of psychosocial development is one of the best-known theories of personality and development. Erikson believed that personality develops in a series of predetermined stages and described the impact of social experience across the whole lifespan. At each stage of development, Erikson described conflicts that act as turning points in life.

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3. Color Psychology

Color is one of the most pervasive qualities around us. Artists and interior designers have long understood how color can dramatically affect mood, feelings, and emotions. It is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions.

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4. What's Your Leadership Style?

Psychologist Kurt Lewin identified three major leadership styles. Learn which best describes your leadership style in this 18 question quiz.

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5. What's Your EQ?

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. A number of testing instruments have been developed to measure emotional intelligence, although the content and approach of each test varies. This quiz presents a mix of self-report and situational questions related to various aspects of emotional intelligence.

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6. Phobia List

This list of phobias offers a glimpse of the many types of phobias that have been named by psychologists and doctors. As you can tell from looking at this list, there is a wide range of fear objects, from achluophobia (the fear of darkness) to phobophobia (the fear of phobias.)

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7. Freud's Theory of Psychosexual Development

Sigmund Freud's stage theory is one of the best known, but also one of the most controversial. According to Freud, personality develops through a series of childhood stages during which pleasure-seeking energies become focused on certain erogenous areas. This psychosexual energy, or libido, was described as the driving force behind behavior.

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8. 10 Most Influential Psychologists

This list provides an overview of 10 psychologists who have made significant contributions to psychology. These individuals are not only some of the best-known thinkers in psychology, they also played an important role in psychologys history and made important contributions to our understanding of human behavior.

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9. Free Full-Text Psychology Journals

Finding full-text psychology articles can be difficult, especially for students with limited access to online research databases and academic libraries. Students living in rural areas or those studying psychology through distance education courses are especially impacted by such limitations. The journal on this list offer access to full-text journal articlesfor free!

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10. Careers in Psychology

Thinking about a career in psychology? If so, check out this article packed with resources for budding psychologists. Learn more about your career options, specialty areas, and educational requirements.

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