Cognitive Psychology

How to Learn a Language

Language Acquisition

How do we learn languages? A look at theories of language acquisition with criticisms of these theories.

Psychology Issues

Think Rationally.

Rational Emotive Therapy

Overview to Rational Emotive Therapy as a treatment in psychology. Includes explanations of different developments in the RET field and an evaluation...

Behavioral Psychology

Like a Carrot on a Stick

Stimulus-Response Theory

Explanation of how the Stimulus-Response Theory explains our behavior in psychology.

Behavioral Psychology

Immerse to Overcome?


If you jumped out of a plane, would you overcome your fear of heights?

Behavioral Psychology

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

What motivates humans? Maslow's hierarchy pyramid explains.

Cognitive Psychology

Psychic or Cold Reading?

Psychology Reading Test

Take the psychology reading test and see what cold reading could say about you

Psychology Issues

Observational Psychology

Observational Psychology

Introduction to observational psychology with an overview of Bandura's social learning theory, modern issues in observational psychology and an...

Psychology Issues

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Overview of the use of forensic psychology in criminal cases.

Psychology Articles By Category...

Behavioral Psychology
  • Behavioral Approach
    The behavioral approach explained: Introduction to the branches of behaviorism in psychology, assumptions of the approach and an evaluation.

  • Stress: Fight or Flight Response
    How the Fight-or-Flight response explains stress.

  • Aversion Therapy
    Aversion therapy uses the behavioral approach principles that new behavior can be 'learnt' in order to overcome addictions, obsessions or, as demonstrated in Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange, violent behavior.

Biological Psychology
  • Evaluation of the Biological Approach
    Can the Biological Approach explain our behavior? Decide for yourself with the advantages and drawbacks of this approach.

  • Lobotomy
    Can removing parts of the brain via a lobotomy cure mental illnesses? Read an evaluation of this controversial treatment.

  • Brain Explorer
    Discover what each part of your brain does and how it functions with the new interactive Brain Explorer.

Body Language Reading
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
    Overview of developmental psychology, including related theories and an evaluation.

  • Attachment Theory
    Introduction to attachment theory in developmental psychology, including Bowlby and Ainsworth's contributions, evaluation and criticisms of attachment theory.

Dream Psychology & Interpretation
  • Why Do We Dream?
    We only remember as few as 5% of our dreams, but do they have a role beyond surreal experiences during the night?

Psychology of Emotions
  • Emotion Guide
    Why do people and animals experience emotions, and what makes us experience different types of emotions. Ian Heath looks at emotional states, the link between the sub-conscious and our feelings.

  • Love and Emotion: How Love Happens
    A look at the types of love in relationships between partners, parents and family members, and how gender can affect the like or love we feel for best friends and partners.

  • Keys to a Good Relationship: Types of Love
    Find out what makes a successful relationship.

Freudian Psychology
Influence & Personality Psychology
  • Authoritarian Personality
    How Theodor Adorno's F-scale aimed to identify fascism and authoritarian personality.

  • Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment
    Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment revealed how social roles can influence our behavior. We look at how it was conducted and what we can learn from it.

  • Handedness
    What makes us left handed? Evolution from war, brain hemispheres or something else.

Psychology Issues
Memory Psychology
Sleep Psychology
Stress Management
  • Anger Test
    This test will see how you react in stressful situations.

  • Stress Test
    Take the stress test and measure your stress levels.

  • What is Stress?
    What happens to make us stressed? Find out what a popular theory on stress explains how it aids our survival, and what a folklore story says about the topic.