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Kendra Cherry

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kendra Cherry

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Does Practice Really Make Perfect? Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      When learning a new skill, does practice really make perfect? New research looks at the real impact of practice and just how much it contributes to performance.
    • 5 Signs You Are an Extrovert Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Do you like being around people? Do you feel energized by spending time with others? You just might be an extrovert. Learn more about this personality type...
    • The Big Five Personality Dimensions Created: Monday, November 07, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      How many personality traits are there? Many contemporary experts suggest that there are just five broad traits that make up your overall personality.
    • Hierarchy of Needs Created: Friday, March 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Abraham Maslow proposed a hierarchy of needs in which people are motivated to fulfill basic needs and reach the highest level known as self-actualization.
    • The Id, Ego and Superego Created: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Freud's psychoanalytic theory outlines three elements of personality - the id, the ego and the superego - that work together to form personality.
    • What Is Emotional Intelligence? Created: Friday, September 08, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      What exactly is emotional intelligence? Discover what EQ is and the impact it might have on your life.
    • Left Brain vs Right Brain Created: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Are people really left-brained or right-brained? Learn more about the truth about left-brain, right-brain dominance.
    • What Is a Genius IQ Score? Created: Saturday, August 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      What exactly is considered a genius IQ score? Learn more about how IQ test scores are assessed and how many people identify genius IQ scores.
    • Quiz - What's Your Leadership Style? Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The classic model of leadership focuses on three major styles used by leaders. Take this quiz to learn more about your leadership style.
    • What Is a Dependent Variable? Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The dependent variable is an aspect of behavior that researchers want to investigate to see if changes in one variable result in changes in the behavior.
    • INFJ Created: Monday, August 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      INFJ's are among the rarest personalities (just 3 percent of all people). Learn more about the characteristics of the INFJ personality type.
    • How Are Scores on IQ Tests Calculated? Created: Saturday, October 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      What do IQ scores really mean? Exactly how are they calculated? Learn more about how IQ tests are scored and how these results are interpreted.
    • What Is Behaviorism? Created: Friday, June 16, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Behaviorism was once a dominant force and thinkers like Watson and Skinner left a mark on psychology. What exactly is behaviorism and how does it work?
    • What Is Laissez-Faire Leadership? Created: Monday, September 20, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Laissez-faire leadership is a hands-off approach that allows followers to set rules and make decisions. Discover the pros and cons of this leadership style.
    • 11 Great Ways to Improve Your Memory Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Cognitive psychologists have discovered a number of techniques to help improve memory. Learn more about some of these strategies and how you can apply these memory tips to your own studies.
    • Sleep After Learning Can Enhance Your Memory Created: Friday, June 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      If you are learning something new, try getting a good night's sleep. One study reveals the pivotal role that sleep plays in the learning and memory formation process.
    • What Is Self-Efficacy? Created: Sunday, April 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Self-efficacy plays a critical role in how we think, feel, and behave. What is it and why is it so important? What impact does it have on our lives?
    • Why Do We Dream? - Top Dream Theories Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Have you ever wondered why you dream? This question has fascinated people since the beginning of recorded history, but today we still don't fully understand the purpose of dreams. Learn more about some of the most prominent theories of dreams.
    • The Stages of Sleep Created: Saturday, June 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      During sleep, you go through a series of stages in which different brain wave patterns are displayed. What's going on in your brain while you slumber?
    • Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development Created: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      How do children develop morality? Kohlberg's theory of moral development explains how children form moral reasoning through a series of six key stages.
    • Color Psychology Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Color is all around us, but what impact does it really have on our moods, emotions, and behaviors? Color psychology seeks to answer this question.
    • What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Created: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Exaggerated sense of self-importance? Constant need for attention? Exploits others for personal gain? It could be narcissistic personality disorder...
    • Who Was Kitty Genovese? Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Kitty Genovese's tragic 1964 murder sparked outrage and interest in the bystander effect. Learn more about the myths surrounding her death.
    • The 10 Percent of Brain Myth Created: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Do we really only use 10 percent of our brains? Learn the story behind this popular myth and the truth about how much of your brain you really use.
    • What Is Aggression? Created: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      In psychology, aggression involves numerous types of actions that can hurt or harm oneself or other people...
    • 7 Common Memory Mistakes Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Our memories make us who we are, but anyone who has ever forgotten a name or date knows that memory isn't perfect. Learn about the 7 mistakes memory makes.
    • Psychiatrist: A Career Overview Created: Thursday, October 07, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Psychiatrists are sometimes confused with psychologists, but there are important differences between the professions. Learn more about psychiatrist careers.
    • The Germinal Stage Created: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The germinal stage of prenatal development begins shortly after conception. Learn more about what happens during this period.
    • The Consequences of False Memories Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Consequences of false memories can range from inconsequential and mundane to life-altering or even fatal. Learn more about the impact of false memory.
    • Phobia List Created: Friday, December 16, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Phobias are the most common mental disorder in the U.S. Do you have a phobia? Check out this handy list of some of the most common (and some of the strangest) phobias." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • What's the Difference Between a BA and a BS in Psychology? Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Are you trying to decide between a bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) in psychology? Here are some key factors you need to consider.
    • Classical vs Operant Conditioning Created: Friday, June 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Understand how classical and operant conditioning differ in several important ways." itemprop="description">