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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...

Sensation Seeking

Joseph Glicksohn, Marvin Zuckerman

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sensation Seeking Introduction Many personality traits are popular sources of research for a short time, and then, like the constructs on whic...

Sex and Gender

Joan C. Chrisler, Alexandra Nobel Murray

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...

Sexual Minority Parenting

Samantha Tornello, Rachel Riskind, Rachel Farr

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Sexual Minority Parenting Introduction The study of sexual minority parenting is a relatively new area. Throughout this article, we will refer ...

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...

Signal Detection Theory and its Applications

Harold Stanislaw

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Signal Detection Theory and its ApplicationsIntroductionSignal detection theory (SDT) was originally developed to describe the performance of radars, ...

Single People

Bella M. DePaulo

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Single PeopleIntroductionFor decades the proportion of single people in populations around the globe (especially in Western nations) has been growing,...

Single-Case Experimental Designs

S. Andrew Garbacz, Thomas R. Kratochwill

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Single-Case Experimental DesignsIntroductionSingle-case experimental designs are a family of experimental designs that are characterized by researcher...

Skinner, B.F.

Henry D. Schlinger, Jr., Edward K. Morris

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

B. F. Skinner Introduction No other figure in the history of psychology has contributed so much to the science and theory of behavior, and to ...

Sleep and Dreaming

Edward F. Pace-Schott, Bethany J. Jones

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Sleep and Dreaming Introduction Contemporary study of sleep constitutes one of the most interdisciplinary and unifying of topics in psychology...

Small Groups

Richard Moreland

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Small Groups Introduction Much of life is shaped by the small groups to which we belong. These groups include families, work teams, and friend...

Social Class and Social Status

Carmi Schooler

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Social Class and Social Status Introduction This article provides a selection of articles and books that deal with social class or social stat...

Social Cognition

Gordon B. Moskowitz

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Social Cognition Introduction Social cognition is concerned with the study of the thought processes, both implicit and explicit, through which...

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...

Social Support

Robert G. Kent de Grey, Bert N. Uchino, Ryan Trettevik, Sierra Cronan, Jasara Hogan

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Social SupportIntroductionSocial support is a broad construct comprising both the social structure of an individual’s life and the specific functions ...

Social Touch and Massage Therapy Research

Tiffany Field

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Social Touch and Massage Therapy ResearchIntroductionTouch has the longest definition (fourteen columns) of all definitions in the Oxford Dictionary a...

Somatoform Disorders

Karl Julian Looper, Laurence J. Kirmayer

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Somatoform Disorders Introduction Around the world, physical symptoms are the most common manifestation of psychological distress. This seemin...

Spatial Attention

Kyle R. Cave, Junha Chang

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Spatial AttentionIntroductionOur perceptual systems cannot immediately process all of the sensory information that they receive. This overloading is e...

Sports Psychology

Edson Filho, Gershon Tenenbaum

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Sport Psychology Introduction In 1898, Norman Triplett conducted a study on bicycle racing and observed that cyclists tend to have better perf...

Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE): Icon and Controversy

David C. Devonis

Subject: Psychology »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE): Icon and ControversyIntroductionThe Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) took place at a time when the sources of author...

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