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”

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”

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”