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Current Issues and Debates in Psychology

Current Issues and Debates in Psychology

Consideration of modern psychological tendencies assures psychologists and psychoanalysts that physiological researches are widely progressing, involving in its scope of inquiry more spheres of human life and thus, bringing into spot new disciplines, methods and research fields. Consequently, the issues put onto discussion grow in number

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08AUG 2018
Evolutionary developmental Psychology

Evolutionary developmental Psychology

(or EDP ), is the application of the basic principles of Darwinian evolution, particularly natural selection, to explain contemporary human development. It involves the study of the genetic and environmental mechanisms that underlie the universal development of social and cognitive competencies and the evolved epigenetic (gene-environment interactions) processes that adapt these competencies to local conditions; it assumes…

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19JUL 2018
Psychology of Personal Constructs

Psychology of Personal Constructs

Personal construct theory suggests that people develop personal constructs about how the world works. People then use these constructs to make sense of their observations and experiences. The world we live in is the same for all of us, but the way we experience it is different for each individual. For example, imagine that you and your friend are going for a walk in the park and you spot a large brown dog. You immediately…

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29JUN 2018
Humanistic psychology degree

Humanistic psychology degree

Humanistic psychologists try to help individuals develop their highest potential. Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images Humanistic psychology is a school of thought that focuses on the study of human strengths and the development of psychotherapy techniques that enhance an individual client s functioning. Mental health professionals interested in humanistic psychology occupy a wide range of jobs as social workers, counselors, psychiatrists…

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09JUN 2018
Developmental Psychology articles

Developmental Psychology articles

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past few years, I’ve gotten used to lots of things that would probably seem strange in other cities. Commuting on a unicycle? Sure. Rampant midday nudity? Everywhere. Vegan dinner fundraiser for your Burning Man art car? Of course. So I hardly bat an eye when a 4-year-old says, “My favorite food is edamame.” As a developmental psychologist, I test children to learn basic facts about…

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20MAY 2018
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory is a collaborative effort based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. Under the direction of Drs. Brett Clementz and Jennifer McDowell, members of the laboratory are engaged in a variety of experimental and theoretical inquires within the realm of cognitive neuroscience. Research is conducted using sophisticated brain imaging technologies, such as high-density…

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30APR 2018
Conscious VS unconscious Mind

Conscious VS unconscious Mind

( Just how does the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind work? And what is the difference between them? In these series of articles we’ll have a look at how the three minds – conscious, subconscious, and unconscious – work together to create your reality … and how to use that knowledge to change your habits and create a happier, more peaceful and confident you. A Walk Through the Human Mind The concept of three levels…

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10APR 2018
Society for Cognitive Neuroscience

Society for Cognitive Neuroscience

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society Trainee Association (CNSTA) exists to represent the student and post doc affiliates of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) and serve in an advisory capacity to the CNS Executive Committee. Mission Statement The CNSTA exists to represent the student and post doc affiliates of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) and serve in an advisory capacity to the CNS Executive Committee. As…

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21MAR 2018
Evolutionary Psychological Theories

Evolutionary Psychological Theories

In the 1800s, as scientific ideas triumphed over religious ideas, scholars stopped speculating about the existence of a soul and began speculating about the workings of the mind instead. By the end of the century, the formulation of theories about the mind and the search for evidence to support these theories had become the formal science of Psychology. There has been, however, no easy path to progress. The mysterious inner…

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01MAR 2018
Psychology personality disorders

Psychology personality disorders

If you’ve known anyone with borderline personality disorder (BPD), or if it’s a disorder with which you struggle, you’re aware of the emotional highs and lows that are part of its symptom picture. Indeed, researchers are interested in the concept of “emotional dysregulation” as a problem experienced by people with this disorder (Speranza, 2013). Ordinarily, we become better able to control our emotions as we leave behind the…

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09FEB 2018
Humanistic School of psychology

Humanistic School of psychology

Humanistic psychology is a subspecialty of psychology officially recognized in 1961 by the American Psychological Association that houses the work of Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and a variety of other well known minds in the psychological community. Its approach is to look at mankind as inherently good and avoid the pathological principles behind the human experience. Humanistic psychology set sail as a viable pathway for…

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