Patient talking with his therapist

An Introduction to Psychology

Familiarize yourself with the basic theories and methods found in psychology and learn how they can play a big role in your daily life and your relationships with loved ones.

Talk therapy session.
Common Misconceptions About Therapy Cleared Up
Side view of women standing against red wall
What Scientists Have to Say about Facial Beauty
Cancel Culture Concept
Cancel Culture and Its Mental Health Effects
Man sitting down reading a book.
What Is Conventional Wisdom?
Man scrolling through phone.
What Is the Male Gaze?
Unhappy Mixed Race woman texting on cell phone
The Mental Health Effects of Holding a Grudge
BIPOC person holding pride flag
What Is Prejudice?
holding hands in comfort.
Are You Highly Attuned to Other People's Emotions? You Might Be an Empath
Woman being defensive at work.
What Is Defensiveness?
Man looking sad while looking out the window.
What Is Shame?
Men prepare flowers for lovers. But his lover is with other people for others. Love concept
Are There Times It's Okay To Lie?
Two friends talking.
How Does Reverse Psychology Work?
Woman standing with man behind her.
What Is Misogyny?
three generations eating breakfast in the same way
Everything You Should Know About the Chameleon Effect
Human anatomy scientific illustrations: Brain side view
Psychosurgery may be used to treat severe mental health disorders.
cyberbullying
The Psychology of Cyberbullying
conspiracy theories
Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?
thinking illustration
What Happens to Your Body When You're Thinking?
traits of a psychopath
Could Someone I Know Be a Psychopath?
Group of friends taking a yoga class illustration
How to Increase Your Endorphins
Individuals with Stockholm syndrome may feel bad for their captors.
Why Do Some Victims Develop Stockholm Syndrome?
Cults attract people with promises of rewarding them.
What Actually Constitutes a Cult?
uncanny valley
The Uncanny Valley: Why Realistic Robots Are Creepy
Character strenghts
Making Sense of Character Strengths
Divorce Support Group
The 7 Best Online Divorce Support Groups of 2021
numbers on a screen
Quantitative and qualitative research answer different questions
Woman having negative medication side effects
How the Nocebo Effect Influences Your Response to Treatment
Woman writing a list.
How the Primacy Effect Can Help You in Your Life
Interference of similar memories
What Is Interference in Psychology?
Woman with negative thoughts
Why Our Brains Are Hardwired to Focus on the Negative
Mental illness isn't always what you think.
How Different Mental Illnesses Are Diagnosed and Treated
internal and external validity
Understanding Internal and External Validity
Researchers looking at video screens.
What Are the Research Domain Criteria?
What is psychology
What You Should Know About Psychology
Woman thinking at kitchen table
Why Does the Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomenon Happen?
Lonely child sitting on play park playground bench
The Warning Signs of Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children
Young woman listening to music while commuting
10 Surprising Psychological Benefits of Music
USA, New Jersey, Woman sitting on sofa and playing acoustic guitar
Proven Psychological Strategies for Learning Something New
Therapist reviews patient's case
What Exactly Is Psychopathology?
icd vs dsm-5
What Is the ICD-11?
Smaller parts of the brain
How Psychologists Use Reductionism to Understand Behavior
Woman using digital tablet on window sill
What Exactly Is a Nervous Breakdown?
Sigmund Freud reading at his desk
How Does Sublimation Influence Your Behavior?
Young man shouting, profile, close-up
What Externalizing Means in Psychiatry
Abstract image of woman's profile
Why Some Disorders Are Not Found in the DSM-5
Grandfather and grandson sharing a tablet-pc
Kids Who Are Too Friendly With Strangers May Have This Disorder
What is naturalistic observation?
The Pros and Cons of Naturalistic Observation
Students Studying
How Psychologists Use Normative Groups for Testing
six famous psychologists posing in front of college building
From 1878 to Today: A Timeline of History of Modern Psychology
row of empty chairs in waiting room
How a Wait List Control Group Is Used in an Experiment
Woman sitting at desk and smiling
10 Ways Psychology Can Help You Live a Better Life
Fully functioning person
How Do You Know If You're a Fully Functioning Person?
intense portrait of a thoughtful woman
The Different Types of Psychological Reactions to a Crisis
Female college student conducting scientific experiment in science laboratory classroom
Using Simple Experiments to Find a Cause-and-Effect Relationship
A woman holding a pill
How Does the Placebo Effect Work?
Filling in answer bubbles
The Importance of Reliability in Psychological Tests
Spontaneous recovery of a response
Why Spontaneous Recovery Is Important in Psychology
Teacher examining papers against blank whiteboard in classroom
The Role of Meta-Analysis in Scientific Studies
Female therapist talking to couple in couples therapy session
How Clinical Psychologists Treat Mental Illness
Mental Health Organizations
These Mental Health Organizations Advocate for Patients