Behavioural psychology

Hostile attribution bias (+7 other types of cognitive biases)

In this article, we talk about cognitive biases. Mainly about the hostile attribution bias, but also about other attribution errors and biases, highlighting their consequences on our social interaction and day to day lives.  What is the hostile attribution bias? The hostile attribution bias or,...

psychology theories

Reconstructive memory (& the 3 stages of memory)

In this article, we approach the concepts of memory, reconstructive memory, sensory, short-term and long-term memory. We also talk about the making of false memories and why it is important to understand what false memory is. What exactly is reconstructive memory? Reconstructive memory is the...

cognitive development

Mental set psychology definition (A Brief Guide)

In this guide, we will discuss “Mental set psychology definition” and why mental sets make it difficult to solve problems. Also, we will discuss a specific type of mental set called functional fixedness and some useful steps when approaching and solving a problem. Mental set...

psychology theories

19+ subfields of psychology (in detail)

In this blog post, we will briefly describe 20 subfields of psychology. We also talk about what psychology as a science is, and what it is not. If you are interested in developing your skills or looking into psychology specialisations, this article is for you....

psychology theories

Psychophysiology (a complete overview)

In this article, we will talk about the history of psychophysiology, some generalities about psychophysiology and what is analyzed from the psychophysiological response. What is Psychophysiology? Psychophysiology is the branch of psychology related to the physiological bases of psychological processes. It is a discipline of...

psychology theories

Deferred imitation (The science behind it)

In this article, we will explain what deferred imitation is, along with the other 4 important concepts of the symbolic concepts, that according to Piaget are necessary in order to elaborate representations. What does Deferred imitation stand for?  Deferred imitation is the ability to reproduce...

psychology theories

(Role Theory) What is our role in society?

In this blog post, we will explain the Role Theory. We will approach subtopics such as:     our role in society; what happens when we become one with our social role; what are some role-associated stressors; and Goffman’s theory.  How does Role Theory define...

psychology theories

The importance of reflected appraisal (& a good self-image)

In this article, we explain both the importance of reflected appraisal and a good self-image. We answer questions such as:  Why do we compare ourselves with others? Why does the opinion of others about ourselves matter? And where does our self-image come from? What does...

psychology theories

17+ types of psychology (a short presentation)

In this article, I will present to you the 18 types of psychology and their definition. We also talk about what psychology as a science is, and what it is not.  18 Types of Psychology  We know psychology as the science that analyzes the mental...

Psychological history and biographies

Who was the first African American to receive a PhD in Psychology in the United States?

In this blog we will answer the question, ‘who was the first African American to receive a phd in psychology in the United States?’ and summarize the efforts that entailed.  Who was the First African American to receive a PhD in Psychology in the United...

Counselling

Is it better to see a psychiatrist or psychologist (Which one?)

In this guide, we will discuss “Is it better to see a psychiatrist or psychologist”, the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists, which one is the best choice for you and a few questions you should ask yourself before reaching a decision. Is it better to...

Behavioural psychology

What are the 3 types of aggression?

In this article, we are going to answer the following question: What are the 3 types of aggression? We will explain what is reactive-expression aggression; reactive-inexpressive aggression and proactive-relational aggression. We will also talk about the sources of aggressive behaviour and aggression management.  What are...