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Factor Analysis

Ronald D. Porter, Leandre R. Fabrigar

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Factor Analysis Introduction Factor analysis is a term used to refer to a set of statistical procedures designed to determine the number of di...

Learning versus Performance

Nicholas C. Soderstrom, Robert A. Bjork

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Learning versus Performance Introduction The major goal of instruction—whether in the classroom or in the field—is, or at least should be, to ...

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...

Eating Disorders

Kelly R. Theim, Lisa M. Ranzenhofer, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Eating Disorders Introduction Eating disorders are psychiatric conditions of clinical significance. Over the past several decades, knowledge i...

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...

Organizational Justice

Deborah Rupp, Meghan Thornton

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Organizational Justice Introduction Organizational justice refers to employee perceptions of fairness in the workplace. These perceptions can b...

Stereotype Threat

Amy M. Williams, Ines Jurcevic, Jenessa R. Shapiro

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Stereotype Threat Introduction Stereotype threat, a social psychological phenomenon, is a concern about being viewed through the lens of a neg...

Life-Span Development

Kathleen Stassen Berger

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Life-Span Development Introduction Life-span development studies human development from the moment of conception to the last breath. The goal i...

Positive Psychology

Acacia Parks, Thomas Ball

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Positive Psychology ...

Risk Taking

Valerie F. Reyna, Sharjeel A. Chaudhry, Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Evan Andrew Wilhelms, Caisa Elizabeth Royer

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Risk Taking Introduction Engaging in risk-taking behavior throughout life can be related to a variety of negative short- and long-term physica...

Bereavement and Grief

Kathrin Boerner

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Bereavement and Grief Introduction The field of bereavement and grief focuses on the human experience of loss in response to the death of a lov...


Timothy Anderson, Andrew S. McClintock, Xiaoxia Song

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Psychotherapy Introduction Psychotherapy is a practice whereby communication (“talk therapy”) between a professionally trained therapist and a...

Women, Psychology of

Florence Denmark, Michele Paludi

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Psychology of Women Introduction The field of the psychology of women provides feminist correctives to the theories and research that have omit...


Anthony Mancini

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Resilience Introduction Resilience is the capacity to maintain stable levels of functioning, as well as positive emotions and generative experi...

Type A Behavior Pattern (Coronary Prone Personality)

Jeffrey M. Conte, Fiona Cochrum-Nguyen, Mary S. Yama

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Pe A Behavior Pattern (Coronary-Prone Personality) Introduction The Type A behavior pattern (TABP) emerged from observations of heart patients...

Theory of Mind

Claire Hughes, Rory T. Devine

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Theory of Mind Introduction Although research into children’s awareness of mental states (such as beliefs, desires, and intentions) dates back...

Social Class and Social Status

Carmi Schooler

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Social Class and Social Status Introduction This article provides a selection of articles and books that deal with social class or social stat...

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...

Intergroup Conflict

Brian Lickel, Manisha Gupta

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Intergroup Conflict Introduction Groups are fundamental to human life. People organize their lives around group identities and derive not only...

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

David C. Vaidis

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Cognitive Dissonance Theory Introduction Appearing for the first time in the mid-20th century, the term “cognitive dissonance” appears nowaday...

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