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”

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”

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”

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: 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”