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Zhiyong Zhang, Wen Qu

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

KurtosisIntroductionIn statistics, kurtosis is a measure of the probability distribution of a random variable or a vector of random variables. As mean...


Cindy K. Chung, James Pennebaker

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Language Introduction Although language is the primary medium by which we communicate with others and reveal our thoughts and feelings, remarka...


Jennifer Hofmann, Willibald Ruch

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

LaughterIntroductionLaughter is an audio-visual expressive-communicative signal, consisting of an initial forced exhalation, followed by a more or les...

Law, Psychology and

Kirk Heilbrun, Edie Greene

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Psychology and LawIntroductionThe field of psychology and law involves the application of scientific, clinical, and policy aspects of psychology to is...

Lazarus, Richard

Joseph Campos, Diana Heath

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Richard LazarusIntroductionThis article covers the evolution of thought about the nature of emotion and its causation as reflected in the work of Rich...


Ronald E. Riggio, Masakatsu Ono

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

LeadershipIntroductionAlthough the modern study of leadership is more than one hundred years old, the 21st century has seen a great increase in resear...

Learned Helplessness

J. Bruce Overmier, Mikael Molet

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Learned HelplessnessIntroductionLearned helplessness arises from experiencing uncontrollable and unpredictable events—usually traumatic ones—and is re...

Learning Theory

Mark E. Bouton, Geoffrey Hall

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Learning TheoryIntroductionFor over a century, psychologists have been conducting experimental studies, largely with nonhuman animals, in order to est...

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 ...

LGBTQ+ Romantic Relationships

Samantha Tornello, Bernadette Blanchfield, Jason Sumontha

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Lgbtq+ Romantic RelationshipsIntroductionResearch on romantic relationships among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer (LGBTQ+) self-identified i...

Lie Detection in a Forensic Context

Aldert Vrij, Bruno Verschuere

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Lie Detection in a Forensic ContextIntroductionLie detection is a major theme in “psychology and law,” which in turn is one of the main areas of appli...

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...


Margaret Bull Kovera, Jacqueline Katzman

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

LineupsIntroductionLineups are conducted in the course of police investigations when a crime has been witnessed by one or more people. A lineup typica...

Locus of Control

Rachel Ammirati, Stephen Nowicki

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Locus of Control Introduction Locus of control (LOC), or internal versus external control of reinforcement, is one of the most studied persona...

Loneliness and Health

Aparna Shankar

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Loneliness and HealthIntroductionIn January 2018, the UK became the first country in the world to appoint a Minister for Loneliness. This highlights g...

Mathematical Psychology

Parker Smith, Yanjun Liu, James T. Townsend, Trish van Zandt

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Mathematical PsychologyIntroductionMathematical psychology is that branch of psychology focusing on the use of mathematical and computational models t...

Meaning in Life

Frank Martela, Vlad Costin

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Meaning in LifeIntroductionHaving been more of a topic for philosophy for a long time, empirical psychological research on meaning in life has seen a ...

Mechanisms and Processes of Peer Contagion

Michele Chan, Michaeline R. Jensen, Thomas Dishion

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Mechanisms and Processes of Peer ContagionIntroductionPeer contagion refers to the process of mutual influence that occurs between an individual and a...

Media Violence, Psychological Perspectives on

Courtney Plante, Patrick K. Bender, Douglas A. Gentile

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Psychological Perspectives on Media ViolenceIntroductionGiven the ubiquity of digital media and the thousands of hours people spend consuming digital ...

Mediation Analysis

David P. MacKinnon, Matthew Valente

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Mediation AnalysisIntroductionMediation analysis is a statistical method used to quantify the causal sequence by which an antecedent variable causes a...

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