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: 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”

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”