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Helping foster families connect

Teenagers and their foster families often say they don't feel connected and have trouble communicating, but few resources exist that nurture their …

Prince Harry, Lance Armstrong and the psychology of scandal

If you're a fan or keen student of human psychology, you're probably feeling spoiled for choice right now at the number of interesting reactions to a couple of shocking scandals (for a given value of "scandal"). There's the news that Lance Armstrong has received a lifetime ban and been stripped of …

How payday lenders profit from our psychological vulnerabilities

Lindsey Berry borrowed £10 from the online money lender Wonga. Just a few weeks later, interest charges, late payment fees and bank overdraft penalties had inflated her debt, and she found herself owing £85 with no money to buy food.<p>Cases like Lindsey's are increasingly common in the wake of the …

6 Classic Psychology Experiments

The history of psychology is filled with fascinating studies and classic psychology experiments that helped change the way we think about ourselves …

Study Tips for Students of Psychology

Psychology classes are sometimes a struggle for students, especially for those with little or no background in the subject. For this reason, it is …

The Positive Psychology Field

Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings …

Who Is the Father of Psychology?

Who is considered the father of psychology? This question does not necessarily have a cut-and-dry answer since many individuals have contributed to …

Was Nelson Mandela the pinnacle of human psychology?

Within a matter of hours, the death of Nelson Mandela attracted tributes ranging from the trite and prepackaged to the heartfelt and memorable. His achievements in the face of adversity notwithstanding, psychology will remember him for a less mainstream reason. Like a select few before him, Mandela …

Child Psychology, Explained: What Makes Kids Tick?

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Understanding the Psychology of Positive Thinking

Do you tend to see the glass as half empty or half full? You have probably heard that question plenty of times. Your answer relates directly to the …

Nature vs. Nurture: Do Genes or Environment Matter More?

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest philosophical issues within psychology. So what exactly is it all about?<p><b>Nature</b> refers to all of …

Overview of Personal Construct Theory

Personal construct theory suggests that people develop personal constructs about how the world works. People then use these constructs to make sense …

An Overview of Psychology

Psychology is a broad field that encompasses the study of human thought, behavior, development, personality, emotion, motivation, and more. Gaining a …