AP Psychology Study Resource: Social Identity Theory

We are all social by nature. However, our social identity isn’t always such smooth sailing. Let’s take a look at social identity theory, a psychological study into the way we as humans behave in social settings and groups. The rise of social media has led us to share everything and be hyper-social. We find our identity … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Social Identity Theory”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Self-Concept

AP Psychology Study Resource: Self-Concept Have you ever wondered what makes you – You? Even if you have never thought much about this before, you will probably have some answers ready. You might say you are a “father,” a “teacher,” a “free spirit,” or a “loving wife.” Or you may look toward your achievements, saying … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Self-Concept”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Social Facilitation

AP Psychology Study Resource: Social Facilitation Social facilitation is the theory that explores how someone’s performance can be improved when others are present. This theory helps us understand our motivation in front of an audience. We get to say when we’re doing tasks, the more effective and successful we become. For example, as we’ll find … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Social Facilitation”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Attribution Theory

AP Psychology Study Resource: Attribution Theory Why is that person angry? Is it because something awful has happened to them or because they’re bad-tempered? Attribution theory explores how we give meaning to our own and others’ behavior. It is concerned with why and how we explain events and behaviors in the way we do. Essentially, we … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Attribution Theory”

10 of The Most Influential 20th Century Psychologists

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 “10 of The Most Influential 20th Century Psychologists”

The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing Personality

Thanks to self-help books, and increasing open discussions revolving around mental health and personality disorders, many people fall into the trap of self-diagnosis. Although there is nothing wrong with being curious about self-exploration, and looking for answers online, it doesn’t make one an instant expert on personality disorders. The human mind is a continuing subject … Continue reading “The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing Personality”

AP Psychology Study Resource: Cognitive Learning

Cognitive learning theory can be broken down into two specific branches: social cognitive theory and cognitive behavioral theory. Both concepts consider the brain to be an information processor and concentrate on how we learn and the specific processes that are going on in the brain when we learn. What Is Cognitive Learning Theory? In psychology, … Continue reading “AP Psychology Study Resource: Cognitive Learning”