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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...

Academic Assessment

Karen L. Gischlar

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Academic AssessmentIntroductionIn the field of education, assessment is used to evaluate and document the learning progress and educational needs of s...

Acculturation and Health

Seth J. Schwartz, Cory L. Cobb, Christopher P. Salas-Wright

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Acculturation and HealthIntroductionInternational migration has reached historic highs, with more than 240 million people currently residing in a coun...

Action Regulation Theory

Hannes Zacher

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Action Regulation TheoryIntroductionAction regulation theory explains the psychological regulation of individuals’ goal-directed behavior. It describe...

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...


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...

Adoption, Social, Psychological, and Evolutionary Perspectives on

Prarthana Franklin, Anthony Volk

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Social, Psychological, and Evolutionary Perspectives on AdoptionIntroductionAdoption is the process in which adults usually permanently, but also temp...


Judith Stevens-Long, Steven W. Page

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

AdulthoodIntroductionAs an independent field of study, adult development emerged from psychology, sociology, and gerontology in the early 1970s. Sever...

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...


Sheri R. Levy, MaryBeth Apriceno, Jamie L. Macdonald, Ashley Lytle

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

AgeismIntroductionHistorically, older people were valued members of society for their vast knowledge and contributions to both family and community. A...

Ageism at Work

Amy Pytlovany

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Ageism at WorkIntroductionA demographic shift has been occurring in the workforce and is expected to continue in most industrialized nations across th...


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...

Allport, Gordon

Vincent W. Hevern

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Gordon AllportIntroductionGordon Willard Allport (b. 1897–d. 1967) stands as one of the most important psychologists of the 20th century, and, in the ...

Alzheimer’s Disease

Chad Hales, Allan Levey

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Alzheimer’s DiseaseIntroductionMemory is a conserved cognitive task that has persisted for thousands of years. Early utilization may have assisted in ...

Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)

Bradley E. Huitema

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)IntroductionThe analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) is a method for testing the hypothesis of the equality of two or more p...


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...

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