What techniques do we use to solve problems? A look at brainstorming, experimentation, introspection and simulation, with evaluations of each method.
Introduction to attachment theory in developmental psychology, including Bowlby and Ainsworth's contributions, evaluation and criticisms of...
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...
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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 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.
Evaluation of the Biological Approach
Can the Biological Approach explain our behavior? Decide for yourself with the advantages and drawbacks of this approach.
Can removing parts of the brain via a lobotomy cure mental illnesses? Read an evaluation of this controversial treatment.
Discover what each part of your brain does and how it functions with the new interactive Brain Explorer.
Eye Reading (Body Language)
What someone's eyes can tell you about what they're thinking.
Body Language and How to Read it
Master the art of reading body language with this exclusive online course
Telling the truth from Body Language
How to tell if someone is telling the truth from body language 'tells'.
Cognitive Approach (Psychology)
Introduction to the cognitive approach in psychology. Explanation and evaluation of this approach.
Psychology Reading Test
Take the psychology reading test and see what cold reading could say about you
Psychology or 'Cold' Reading Explained
What is cold reading and what's the psychology behind it?
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?
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.