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Positive Psychology

Acacia Parks, Thomas Ball

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Chris R. Brewin

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)IntroductionSevere reactions to experiences such as combat and railway accidents have been described since the mid...

Prejudice and Stereotyping

Theresa Vescio, Kevin Weaver

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Prejudice and Stereotyping Introduction Prejudice and stereotyping are biases that work together to create and maintain social inequality. Pre...

Pretrial Publicity

Steven D. Penrod

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Pretrial PublicityIntroductionPretrial publicity (PTP) refers to media coverage of criminal and civil cases prior to trial. Every era has its high-pro...

Prisoner's Dilemma

Marek M. Kaminski

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Prisoner’s Dilemma Introduction The Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD) is a noncooperative 2x2 game (two players with two strategies each) that represent...

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Emily G. Nielsen, John Paul Minda

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Problem Solving and Decision MakingIntroductionProblem solving and decision making are both examples of complex, higher-order thinking. Both involve t...


Piers Steel, Katrin Klingsieck

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

ProcrastinationIntroductionProcrastination is a common form of self-regulatory failure with references to it throughout the historical record. Typical...

Prosocial Behavior

Gilad Hirschberger, Uri Lifshin

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Prosocial Behavior Introduction The elaborate nature of human societies requires high levels of cooperation, and our social system benefits fr...

Prosocial Spending and Well-Being

Lara B. Aknin, Kate Hanniball

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Prosocial Spending and Well-BeingIntroductionIn a typical week, a person may spend money on other people in various ways. For instance, one might buy ...

Protocol Analysis

Peter F. Delaney, Robert J. Wallander, Gretchen A. Preheim

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Protocol AnalysisIntroductionVerbal protocol analysis is a set of systematic methods for collecting and analyzing peoples’ thoughts during a task. Ver...


Shelia M. Kennison, Rachel H. Messer

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Psycholinguistics Introduction Psycholinguistics is the field of study in which researchers investigate the psychological processes involved i...

Psychological Literacy

Sue Morris, Kimberley Norris, Jacquelyn Cranney

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Psychological LiteracyIntroductionUntil 2010, the phrase “psychological literacy” (PL) was used sparsely and in a variety of ways, including to refer ...

Psychology, Political

Ingrid J. Haas

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Political PsychologyIntroductionThe field of political psychology explains political behavior as a function of both individual- and group-level psycho...

Psychophysics, Visual

Joshua A. Solomon

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Visual Psychophysics Introduction Paradigms for attacking the problem of how vision works continue to develop and mutate, and the boundary bet...


Timothy Anderson, Andrew S. McClintock, Xiaoxia Song

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

PsychotherapyIntroductionPsychotherapy is a practice whereby communication (“talk therapy”) between a professionally trained therapist and a help-seek...

Psychotic Disorders

Deborah J. Walder, Marta Statucka, Maureen Daly, Beril Yaffe

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Psychotic Disorders Introduction The term “psychotic disorders” refers to a broad conceptualization of conditions including primary psychoses,...


Kira Hudson Banks, Richard Harvey

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Race Introduction Within psychology, race is generally accepted as a social construct that is shaped by power structures and prevailing norms;...

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...

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 ...


Benjamin Le, Lydia F. Emery

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

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