Robert Segal

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Perceptual Set in Psychology

A perceptual set refers to a predisposition to perceive things in a certain way. In other words, we often tend to notice only certain aspects of an …

The Incentive Theory of Motivation

What forces are behind our actions? Do you get up and head to the gym each day because you know its good for you, or is it because of some type of …

Cognitive Dissonance Theory and Examples

People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of your beliefs conflicts with another previously held …

Overview of Extinction in Psychology

What could cause a person or animal to stop engaging in a previously conditioned behavior? Extinction is one explanation. In psychology, extinction …

Learn More About the Arousal Theory of Motivation

What is it that motivates us to do the things we do? There are many theories of motivation, one of which focuses on arousal levels. The arousal …

Overview of Emotional Intelligence

The ability to express and control our emotions is essential, but so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

<i>By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center</i><p>Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its …

Understanding the Bystander Effect

If you witnessed an emergency happening right before your eyes, you would certainly take some sort of action to help the person in trouble, right? …