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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...

Attitudinal Ambivalence

Nicoletta Cavazza, Vincent Pillaud, Fabrizio Butera

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Attitudinal AmbivalenceIntroductionResearch on attitudinal ambivalence started in the early 1970s, forty years after the first wave of research on att...

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...

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...

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...


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...

Bayesian Statistical Methods in Psychology

Sarah Depaoli

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Bayesian Statistical Methods in PsychologyIntroductionThe use of Bayesian statistics within psychology is on the rise, and this trajectory will likely...

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...

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...

Behavioral Genetics

Lisabeth DiLalla

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Behavioral Genetics Introduction Behavioral genetics is the study of genetic and environmental influences on behaviors. By examining genetic in...

Belief Perseverance

Corey L. Guenther, Abigail M. Smith

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Belief PerseveranceIntroductionPeople’s proclivity to passionately cling to, and advocate for, beliefs or attitudes that exist in the absence of evide...

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...

Biological Psychology

James Kalat

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Biological PsychologyIntroductionBiological psychology approaches behavior and experience with the assumption that they are products of the nervous sy...

Birth Order

Catherine Salmon

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Birth Order Introduction Birth order, defined as an individual’s rank by age among siblings, has long been of interest to psychologists as wel...

Body Image in Men and Women

Linda Smolak

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Body Image in Men and Women Introduction What we believe and how we feel about our bodies affects multiple aspects of our psychological and ph...


Michael P. Leiter, Christina Maslach

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Burnout Introduction Burnout is a syndrome of exhaustion, cynicism, and diminished professional efficacy that is closely associated with the w...

Bystander Effect

David F. Urschler, Julia Fischer, Andreas Kastenmüller, Peter Fischer

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Bystander Effect Introduction The starting point for research on the bystander effect was the brutal rape-murder of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese...

Childhood and Adolescence, Peer Victimization and Bullying in

Michelle Schmidt, Catherine Bagwell

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Peer Victimization and Bullying in Childhood and AdolescenceIntroductionGiven the wide-reaching implications of peer bullying and victimization for ch...

Clinical Neuropsychology

Bruce Caplan

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Clinical Neuropsychology Introduction Clinical neuropsychology is the psychological specialty that seeks to elucidate brain-behavior relations ...

Clinical Psychology

Joanna Berg, Rachel Ammirati, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Clinical Psychology Introduction Clinical psychology is a broad discipline that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, etiology (causes), treat...

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