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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 bein...

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...

Authoritarian Personality

John T. Jost, Joanna Sterling

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Authoritarian Personality Introduction Research on the “authoritarian” (or “anti-democratic”) personality has experienced periods of lively, r...

Rehabilitation Psychology

Dana S. Dunn

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Rehabilitation Psychology Introduction Rehabilitation psychology is a subfield of psychology dedicated to developing therapeutic interventions ...

Self-Monitoring

Christopher Leone

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Self-Monitoring Introduction Although there are occasions when most people monitor the social self that they present to others and other occasi...

Perception

Elyssa Twedt, Dennis R. Proffitt

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Perception Introduction Perception is the study of how sensory information is processed into perceptual experiences. In some cases, actions ar...

Time Perception

Richard A. Block, Peter A. Hancock

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Time Perception Introduction The term time perception refers to a large subfield within the more general study of the psychology of time. It i...

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...

Moral Development

Cameron Richardson, Melanie Killen

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Moral Development Introduction In the field of moral development, morality is defined as principles for how individuals ought to treat one ano...

Cognitive Neuroscience

Teal S. Eich, Edward E. Smith

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Cognitive Neuroscience Introduction In 1918, the American philosopher and psychologist William James wrote: “Nature in her unfathomable designs...

Attraction in Close Relationships

Pamela C. Regan

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Attraction in Close Relationships Introduction Interpersonal attraction—liking or positive sentiment—plays a fundamental role in human life. T...

Sexual Orientation

Allen M. Omoto, Christopher S. Lamb, Elizabeth S. Chamberlin

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Sexual Orientation Introduction This entry focuses on recent psychological theory and research on sexual orientation and lesbian, gay, and bis...

Sex and Gender

Joan C. Chrisler, Alexandra Nobel

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Sex and Gender Introduction Sex and gender are fundamental to the understanding of human behavior. Perhaps the first thing people notice wh...

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...

Behavioral Economics

Guy Hochman, Shahar Ayal

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Behavioral Economics Introduction Behavioral economics is concerned with the impact of psychological factors (e.g., motives, emotions) on econ...

Self, Psychology of the

Corey L. Guenther, Mark D. Alicke

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Psychology of the Self Introduction The “self” is surely one of the most heavily researched areas in social and personality psychology, even i...

Reasoning, Counterfactual

Ruth M.J. Byrne

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Counterfactual Reasoning Introduction People often think about how things turned out and they imagine how they could have turned out different...

Defensive Processes

E. Samuel Winer, Leonard Newman

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Defensive Processes Introduction Defensive processes may be defined as an underlying series of mental operations, occurring primarily outside o...

Dissociative Disorders

Steven Jay Lynn, Reed Maxwell, Anne Malaktaris, Colleen Cleere, Peter Lemons, Jessica Baltman, Liam Condon

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Dissociative Disorders Introduction From the seminal writing of Pierre Janet (b. 1859–d. 1947) to the present, dissociative disorders have fas...

Social Neuroscience

Greg Norman, Gary Berntson, John Cacioppo

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Social Neuroscience Introduction The field of social neuroscience seeks to understand the relationship between social behavior and the physiolo...

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