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Psychology January 2012 Archive


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Frequently Asked Questions About Ph.D. in Psychology Degrees

Tuesday January 31, 2012
Earning a Ph.D. in Psychology can open up a whole new world of career opportunities, but is it the best choice for you? Pursuing a Ph.D. is a big investment ... Read More

Researchers Uncover New Evidence About Little Albert

Monday January 30, 2012
In an article published in this month's issue of History of Psychology, researchers present compelling evidence that Little Albert, aka Douglas Merritte, was not the "normal" and "healthy" infant that ... Read More

Self-Report Inventory - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday January 27, 2012
Definition: Self-report inventories are often used in personality tests and can be administered in a computer or pen-and-paper format. On a typical self-report inventory, test-takers are presented with a ... Read More

Take the Psychology 101 Quiz

Thursday January 26, 2012
How well do you know the basics of psychology? This 43-question quiz covers material included in an introductory psychology course including psychology history, research methods, branches of psychology, memory, development ... Read More

Types of Graphs

Tuesday January 24, 2012
No matter where you are at in your psychology studies, you are probably going to have to deal with graphs at some point. Statistics are essential in psychology whether you ... Read More

Action Potential - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday January 20, 2012
Definition: An action potential occurs during the "firing" of a neuron. During this process, neural membrane opens and positively charged ions to rush inside the cell while negatively charged ions ... Read More

Quiz - Psychology Research Methods

Tuesday January 17, 2012
Most introductory courses in psychology will spend some time covering basic research methods. Knowledge of the different types of research studies, basic statistics, and scientific methods are important for a ... Read More

Get Ready for Google Science Fair 2012

Monday January 16, 2012
It's that time of year again! Google is once more hosting a science fair allowing young scientists and researchers from all over the world share their projects and win great ... Read More

ISTP - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday January 13, 2012
Definition: The acronym ISTP stands for one of the 16 different personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Developed by Isabel Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs, the ... Read More

Research Using Correlational Studies

Tuesday January 10, 2012
Correlational studies are frequently used in psychology research to look for relationships between variables. While correlational studies can suggest that there is a relationship between two variables, finding a ... Read More

How Do Optical Illusions Work?

Monday January 9, 2012
What is an optical illusion? Optical illusions, more appropriately known as visual illusions, involves visual deception. Due to the arrangement of images, effect of colors, impact of light source or ... Read More

ISTJ - Psychology Definition of the Week

Friday January 6, 2012
Definition: ISTJ might look like a confusing acronym, but it actually represents one of the 16 personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is based upon ... Read More

Pioneers of Psychology: Hugo Münsterberg

Thursday January 5, 2012
Hugo Münsterberg was a German psychologist and early pioneer of applied fields including industrial-organizational, forensic and clinical psychology. Münsterberg was studying medicine but after meeting Wilhelm Wunt, he turned his ... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology Graduate School

Wednesday January 4, 2012
Earning a graduate degree in psychology can open up a whole new world of career opportunities. Before you apply to a graduate program, it is important to first learn the ... Read More

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