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Abnormal Psychology

Robin Cautin

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Abnormal Psychology Introduction Abnormal psychology is the subdiscipline of psychology concerned with aberrant behavior—its clinical descripti...

Action Research

Geoffrey Maruyama, Martin Van Boekel

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Action Research Introduction Unlike many areas of psychology, “action research” does not possess a single definition or evoke a single meaning...

Addictive Behavior

Kenneth J. Sher, Alvaro Vergés

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Addictive Behavior Introduction Historians and anthropologists have documented the existence of addictive behaviors across diverse societies f...

Adolescence

Robert D. Laird

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Adolescence Introduction Adolescence is the developmental period occurring between childhood and adulthood. Although no standard definition of...

Adulthood

Judith Stevens-Long, Michael Lewis

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Adulthood Introduction As an independent field of study, adult development emerged from psychology, sociology, and gerontology in the early 19...

Aesthetics and Art

Pablo Tinio, Jeffrey Smith

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Aesthetics and Art Introduction The psychology of art and aesthetics is the study of the perception and experience of art and of what is beauti...

Affective Forecasting

Cheryl Hahn, Dieynaba Ndiaye, Timothy Wilson, Daniel Gilbert

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Affective Forecasting Introduction In our everyday life it is common to make predictions about our future emotions. For example, we may predict...

Aggression

Timothy Deckman, Richard S. Pond, C. Nathan DeWall

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Aggression Introduction Violence and aggression are prevalent across human cultures and daily life. One merely has to turn on the television or...

Alzheimer's Disease

Chad Hales, Allan Levey

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Alzheimer’s Disease Introduction Memory is a conserved cognitive task that has persisted for thousands of years. Early utilization may have ass...

Anger

Kirby Deater-Deckard, Zhe Wang

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Anger Introduction Anger is a complex psychological construct and behavior. Some researchers conceptualize anger from a “state-emotion” perspe...

Animal Behavior

Suzanne Baker

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Animal Behavior Introduction This field encompasses the scientific study of the behavior of nonhuman animals. Niko Tinbergen, who won the Nobel...

Animal Learning

Debbie Kelly

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Animal Learning Introduction Understanding why animals, including humans, behave as they do requires an appreciation for learning. Much of the ...

Anxiety Disorders

Jeannette M. Reid, Dean McKay

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Anxiety Disorders Introduction Recent epidemiological research has shown that anxiety disorders, collectively, are the most common set of psyc...

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Adults

Will H. Canu, John T. Mitchell

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults Introduction Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable, ...

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

Daniel A. Waschbusch, Sara King

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most co...

Attitudes

Jay K. Wood, Leandre R. Fabrigar

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Attitudes Introduction The attitude construct is one of the oldest and most-studied constructs in social psychology, and as such, it has had a...

Attribution Theory

Bertram F. Malle, Joanna Korman

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Attribution Theory Introduction In social psychology, the term attribution has at least two meanings. The first, usually labeled “causal attri...

Autism

James D. Herbert

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Autism Introduction The term “autism” refers to a heterogeneous class of related neurodevelopmental disorders that emerge early in childhood a...

Autobiographical Memories

Qi Wang, Cagla Aydin, Jessica Zoe Klemfuss

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Autobiographical Memories Introduction Autobiography as a literary genre has existed for centuries—with Augustine’s (354–430) Confessions being...

Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive

Daniel David

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Introduction Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is the first form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT...

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