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Heuristic (A complete guide)

A heuristic is a technique that is used for problem-solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method to reach a short-term goal. The method, or heuristic, used is not guaranteed to be flawless or optimal, but is nevertheless sufficient for reaching an immediate goal.  What...

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Cognitive development theory (+3 facts)

What is Cognitive development? Cognitive development is the method of how a child’s cognition develops from birth. Cognition consists of thought processes, memory, risk assessment, and decision-making. Background and Concepts of Piaget's Theory of Development Jean Piaget's theory of psychological development suggests that children move...

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PREOPERATIONAL STAGE (A complete guide)

The preoperational stage is the second stage in Piaget's hypothesis of psychological development. This stage starts around age 2, as kids begin to talk, and goes on until roughly age 7. During this stage, youngsters start to participate in emblematic play and figure out how...

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Visual Perception (A Comprehensive Guide)

An individual’s ability to perceive, organize, manage, and interpret consciously any information which he or she receives from sensory resources is called Perception. There are two main domains of processing the perception in which we manage information through bottom-up or top-down processing. Bottom-up Processing: this...

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Concrete Operational Stage (A Comprehensive Guide)

Development of a person has been one of the most important topics for many psychologists over the years. Jean Piaget was a psychologist from Switzerland who also established a theory for children’s development over the course of different stages. It is different from both Erikson’s...

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Secondary Circular Reactions (An Update)

Secondary Circular Reactions is one of the four different stages of cognitive development through which a child’s progress takes place.  According to Piaget, Secondary Circular Reactions is one of the substages of sensorimotor stage. There are many aspects in these stages of mental development which...

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Neurotransmitters (A complete guide)

What are Neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that relay information to other neurons, or nerve cells. They are molecules that transmit messages between neurons and neurons to muscles by our nervous system.  Communication happens in the synaptic cleft, which is the space...

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Cognitive dissonance (A full guide)

Cognitive dissonance is a term used in psychology to described the stress experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. Usually, a person’s behavior is inconsistent with his or her beliefs, and thus changes must be made to thoughts...

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Color psychology (A guide)

In this brief guide, we will discuss the psychology of different colors, Color psychology, how colors affect people and what color preference means.  What is Color psychology? Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Color influences perceptions that are...