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    • Does Brain Training Really Increase IQ? Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Can playing brain games really make you smarter? Two recent studies explore this question and offer some interesting results that might challenge what you believe about brain training.
    • What Is Resilience? Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Why do some people fail in the face of challenges, while others thrive? People who have resilience are able to utilize their coping skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and challe...
    • Melanie Klein Biography Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Melanie Klein was an Austrian psychoanalyst best known for creating the therapeutic technique known as play therapy. Learn more about her life, career, and theory in this brief biography.
    • 7 Myths About the Brain Created: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are still a lot of things we don't know about the brain, researchers have dispelled a number of common myths. Discover the truth behind some popular brain myths.
    • The Anatomy of the Brain Created: Sunday, November 06, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Understanding the anatomy of the brain is an important aspect of biopsychology. Learn more about the basic structure and function of different parts of the human brain.
    • How to Conduct a Psychology Experiment Created: Monday, August 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Designing and performing your first psychology experiment can be a scary process. Not sure where to begin or which steps to take? Check out this step-by-step guide on how to conduct a psychology ex...
    • Dependent Personality Disorder Created: Friday, November 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of dependent, submissive, and needy behavior. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of dependent personality disorder."...
    • Writing Psychology Papers Created: Friday, November 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Most psychology courses require a considerable amount of writing. Sharpen your writing skills and learn how to write essay, case studies, research reports, and more in this guide to writing psychol...
    • What Is the Acute Stess Response? Created: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The acute stress response is commonly referred to as the flight-or-flight response. It describes how the body reacts when confronted with a stressful situation.
    • Characteristics of Dreams Created: Monday, February 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sleep researcher J. Allan Hobson has described five of the major characteristics of dreams. Learn more about the elements that dreams often share.
    • The Origins of Psychology Created: Saturday, January 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      They say that psychology has a long past, but a short history. Learn more about how psychology began, its history through the years, and where it is today.
    • What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Created: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Generalized anxiety disorder involves excessive worrying that does not have a specific cause.
    • B. F. Skinner Quotes Created: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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    • Color Psychology - Brown Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Color psychology is interested in the effect of colors of mood, emotion, and behavior. Find information on the psychological effects of the color brown on mood, emotion, and behavior."
    • What Is Choice Blindness? Created: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do you always get what you've asked for? Turns out, even when you don't get what you want you probably don't even notice. Learn more about how your brain fools you.
    • Cognitive Developmental Milestones Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      From birth through age five, children experience remarkable cognitive growth and development. Learn more about some of the major cognitive developmental milestones." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • Psychology Degrees Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many different types of psychology degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Learn more about these psychology degrees, how long each one takes to earn and the types of jobs ...
    • Who Founded the First Psychology Lab? Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Who founded the first experimental psychology lab? Learn more about who created the world's first psychology lab as well as who founded the first American psychology lab.
    • What Is Authoritative Parenting? Created: Monday, March 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Authoritative parenting is characterized by parents who hold high expectations and set clear guidelines, but are responsive and nurturing to their children. Learn more about authoritative parenting...
    • What Is an Unconditioned Stimulus? Created: Sunday, October 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The unconditioned stimulus triggers a response automatically. Learn more about how it works and its role in the conditioning process.
    • VARK Learning Styles Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The VARK model is one of the most frequently used methods to describe and categorize different learning styles. Learn more about the four different learning styles identified by this model."
    • What Is a Freudian Slip? Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      You've probably heard the term Freudian slip, but what exactly does it mean? Learn more about the definition of a Freudian slip.
    • Theories of Love Created: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Why do we fall in of love? Psychologists have proposed a number of theories to explain and describe love. Learn about some of the major theories of love." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Before You Choose a Psychology Major Created: Saturday, October 22, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Are you thinking of majoring in psychology? It is one of the most popular majors, but there are a number of things you need to ask before you make a decision.
    • 10 Great Reasons to Earn a Psychology Degree Created: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Psychology is one of the most popular college majors throughout the world. Why? Discover some of the reasons why you should earn a psychology degree.
    • Famous Psychologists Created: Monday, September 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Throughout psychology's relatively brief history, there have been many famous psychologists who have left their mark both on psychology and on the world at large. While some of these individuals do...
    • Major Schools of Thought in Psychology Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Since psychology first emerged as a separate science, different schools of thought have emerged to dominate the field. Learn more about some of these major schools of thought in psychology, including psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanism.
    • What Is Reliability? Created: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Reliability is a vital component of a trustworthy psychological test. What is reliability? How do we measure it? Learn more about reliability in psychology tests.
    • What Is Health Psychology? Created: Monday, August 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Learn more about health psychology in this overview of the f...
    • What Is Psychotherapy? Created: Thursday, July 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress. Learn more about how psychotherapy works, its history and how it is use...
    • Think Positive Created: Friday, March 09, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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