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: 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”

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”

Research Methods

Research Methods Let’s take a look at real science!!!! There are two reasons why it is vital that you have a solid understanding of research methods.  First, you are more likely to see a free response question on the AP exam from this topic than anywhere else.  Second, above all, it is important to remember … Continue reading “Research Methods”

Language

Language There was a time when I was younger that I would go clubbing and show off my dancing skills. When I first walked into the club I would get my mack on and talk to girls by the bar.  When I took the action to the dance floor the music was so loud as … Continue reading “Language”