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Correspondent Inference Theory( The complete guide)

In this blog post, we will explain the Jones and Davis Correspondent Inference Theory. We will discuss what is the inference and information gathering process, probability estimation and the base rate.  Jones and Davis Corresponding Inference Theory The correspondent inference theory is the generalization that...

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Groupthink (what it is & how it influences us?)

In this article, we are going to define the phenomenon of groupthink. We are going to know the main characteristics of group thinking, a concept that tries to explain the errors or biases that we make when we make group decisions. What is Groupthink? Do...

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What is an intrapersonal conflict (+4 steps to overcome it)

In this article, we will explain what intrapersonal conflict is, its characteristics and main causes. We will also recommend you 4 steps(tips) to overcome any intrapersonal conflict.  What is Intrapersonal Conflict? Intrapersonal conflict refers to an internal crisis that happens within an individual, and may...

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Free association in psychology? (The Complete Guide)

In this article, we will see what exactly free association is psychology consists of and on what theoretical assumptions it is based. Free association is one of the methods most closely linked to the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and his followers.  At the time, this...

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Implicit personality theory in social psychology

In this article, we will be talking about the implicit personality theory. We will talk about the factors that influence the way we perceive people, situations and groups. But also about the ramifications of the implicit personality theory. Implicit personality theory: what does it mean?...

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Identity achievement (the 4 identity statuses)

In this article, we will talk about the 4 identity statuses that develop during adolescence: identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, moratorium and identity achievement. What is identity achievement? Identity achievement is defined as the development of the true sense of self, which is usually achieved when...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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(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...

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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...