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Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory

... common criticisms of attachment theory is that non-Western societies tend to offer up compelling counter-examples. For instance, in Papua New Guinea or Uganda, the idea of a child being intimately attached to a caregiver is somewhat alien, and ...

Aversion Therapy

Aversion Therapy

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

Stimulus-Response Theory

Stimulus-Response Theory

... criticisms of stimulus response theory exist, including that it is too limited in scope (Skinner), that sometimes behavior manifests for reasons other than stimulus – response (Bandura), and that habituation can reverse conditioning ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be used as a treatment. Article includes an introduction to CBT, exposure therapy, the Negative Triad as well as the successes and criticisms of the treatment.

Hate Emotion

Hate Emotion

What is emotional hatred, why do people experience it and where does it come from?

Do Animals Experience Emotions?

Do Animals Experience Emotions?

A look at how animals experience emotions and the differences between human and non-human emotions.

Anti-Psychiatry

Anti-Psychiatry

... of their criticisms derived from the inhumane treatment of mental patients, either through the damaging effects of long-term institutionalisation or the use of specific interventions given without informed consent. Electroconvulsive therapy, or ...

Evolutionary Approach in Psychology

Evolutionary Approach in Psychology

... common criticisms of the evolutionary approach.   Biological Origins of Evolutionary Psychology The term 'evolutionary psychology' was popularised by U.S. biologist Michael Ghiselin in the mid-20th Century (Ghiselin, 1973). ...

Conditioning

Conditioning

What is conditioning? What Pavlov's dogs experiment teaches us about how we learn.

Methodological Behaviorism

Methodological Behaviorism

... these criticisms by casting private events in a physiological (and thus somewhat more observable light). This can be seen, for example, in Watson's calling thought a "subvocal form of speech" in his article. Moreover, later in ...


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