AP Psychology Study Resource: About Definition Associative

Most of us have heard of Pavlov’s dogs but we may not be aware of the term associative learning in relation to Pavlov. This post will delve a little further into the concept. What Is Associative Learning? Associative learning occurs by either classical conditioning or operant conditioning and it follows the principle of If I … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: About Definition Associative”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Instrumental Aggression

Are you an aggressive person? One of the greatest tools of psychology exists in the Generalized Aggression Model, or the GAM. Quick Navigation What is the GAM? Personal Influence Can Affect Aggression Situational Aggression is Also a Factor What are the Different Types of Aggression? Impulse Aggression Goal-Oriented Aggression Instrumental Aggression How Does Instrumental Aggression … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Instrumental Aggression”

Incentive Theory: AP Psychology Study Resource

Most of us do our best when we are being motivated by our goals or positive reinforcements. All of us have our own internal drives that direct the way we push ourselves into taking certain actions. The incentive theory of reaction focuses on a theme called operant conditioning. Quick Navigation What Inspires You to Do … Continue reading “Incentive Theory: AP Psychology Study Resource”

Assimilation Psychology: AP Psychology Study Resource

As we merge ever more into society as we age, we are constantly learning new ideas and ideals such as ​assimilation psychology. In doing this, we experience things that either change or confirm our current state of mind.  This is why we are often drawn to people that have new perspectives or ideas that we … Continue reading “Assimilation Psychology: AP Psychology Study Resource”

Ecological Validity: Definition, Dimensions, And More

Ecological Validity is important is because we need to make sure that results don’t change when brought outside the confines of a sterile lab environment. Sometimes, there is concern that the controls put in place while completing a study can actually affect the outcome in a way that is outside of the normal parameters. Quick … Continue reading “Ecological Validity: Definition, Dimensions, And More”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Definition Of Activation Synthesis Theory

It’s no secret that, as a species, humans are obsessed with the process of dreaming. We write poems and songs about it. We even have movies about it. A simple google search about dreaming results in thousands of websites where people share their dreams or talk about what their dream interpretations could be. There are … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Definition Of Activation Synthesis Theory”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Cerebral Hemispheres Information

You’ve probably heard about the different functions of the left and right brains, but you may not be aware of their functions. Although we have a long way to go before we fully understand all that our brains are capable of there are some things we do know about the cerebral hemispheres. Quick Navigation What … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Cerebral Hemispheres Information”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Functionalism Psychology

To be able to understand functionalism in psychology its necessary to first look at structuralism. Both schools of thought developed in the early stages of psychology when it first became a recognized science on its own and not just part of biology and philosophy. Quick Navigation Wilhelm Wundt and Structuralism William James and Functionalism The … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Functionalism Psychology”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Information Processing Theory

How complex are our minds? There has been a lot of research in the last two hundred years to try and find out more about how the human mind works. Because there are so many different, complex components, it can be hard to come to definitive conclusions. Multiple researchers over the decades have proposed various … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Information Processing Theory”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Opponent Process Theory

Science explains to us how the body works. We all have a fair idea of our anatomy, and how it works on a day to day basis. However, some aspects of our body connect psychology and neurology. While science can explain the action, psychology looks to the reason why the behavior exists. This is one … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Opponent Process Theory”