AP Psychology Study Resource: About Somatosensory Cortex

Have you ever stopped to think about how we all feel or experience certain things in the same way as others? How do you know the color you perceive as being “red” is the same “red” as the person next to you? What if their red is your green? While we can’t answer these mind-boggling … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: About Somatosensory Cortex”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Schachter Singer Theory

As you prepare for your AP Psychology exam, you will encounter many theories of emotion. One of the most important is the Schachter Singer theory of emotion, which is also known as the two-factor theory of emotion. It was developed by Stanley Schachter and Jerome E. Singer in the early 1960s. We have elucidated the … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Schachter Singer Theory”

What You Need to Know About Weber’s Law

Psychology has always been a study that constantly asks a single question: Why? Why do we think this way? Why do we feel this way? Why do we behave this way? In a discipline so deeply linked to philosophy, it should come as no surprise that many theorems in psychology are still unanswered questions. There … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Weber’s Law”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Drive Theory

A solid understanding of the various theories of motivation is essential for success on your AP Psychology exam. Drive theory is not, at present, a particularly well-regarded theory but it was deeply influential in the field of psychology throughout the 20th century. On your exam, you will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the basic … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Drive Theory”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Instrumental Behavior

Some movements and actions are reflex. When someone puts their hand on a hot stove, they instinctively know to pull away. Otherwise, they will be burned, and this causes pain. The removal of the hand from the hot surface eliminates the chance of feeling pain, which will encourage that person to have the same reaction … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Instrumental Behavior”

Guide To The Different Types Of Psychologists And What They Do

Psychology is a broad field of study applicable to every part of human life. This gives budding psychologists a number of specialties to pursue. In fact, it seems as if there is a subfield for every interest. We believe it is never too early to consider your academic and professional options. Listed below are some … Continue reading “Guide To The Different Types Of Psychologists And What They Do”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Perceptual Constancy Definition

Not everything is at it seems. The world around us appears to be what it is. Your car looks the same today as it did yesterday. That tree outside in your front yard hasn’t changed much over the last few hours. So how do our body and our mind process the existence of things, based … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Perceptual Constancy Definition”

Humanistic Perspective: AP Psychology Study Resource

Everyone has been through something. Whether it’s small or big, positive or negative, the experiences we have growing up shape who we are as adults. The brain comprises many layers of memories. Some of these memories we suppress, while others come back to haunt us from time to time. Some are voluntarily brought out for … Continue reading “Humanistic Perspective: AP Psychology Study Resource”