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Theories of Psychology

Understand the intricacies to the science of the mind. Learn how the many branches of psychology differ from one another and how and where they overlap.
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Nature vs. Nurture: Genes or Environment?
List of mental disorders
A List of Psychological Disorders
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Freud's Theory of the Id in Psychology
Industrial-organizational psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology Definition
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The Focus of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Young people
Community Psychology and Society
Great man leadership theories
The Great Man Theory of Leadership
situational leadership
Situational Theory of Leadership
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Priming and the Psychology of Memory
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How Learned Optimism Can Improve Your Life
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Gender Schema Theory and Roles in Culture
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Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior
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Clinical Psychology History, Approaches, and Careers
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Types of Psychological Theories
Health Psychology
Health Psychology: The Science of Health and Behavior
Forensic psychology
An Overview of Forensic Psychology
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The Basics of Human Factors Psychology
traits associated with great leadership
Understanding the Trait Theory of Leadership
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The Major Leadership Theories
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History and Topics in the Field of Positive Psychology
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The James-Lange Theory of Emotion
Imprinting is an example of an instinct
The Instinct Theory of Motivation
Arousal theory explains why people seek thrilling activities.
The Arousal Theory of Motivation
Hull's drive-reductions theory
Drive-Reduction Theory and Human Behavior
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The Incentive Theory of Motivation
Sports psychology and athletics
What Is Sports Psychology?
Consumer psychologists study buying behavior
The Psychology Behind Consumer Behavior
Self-determined man
Self-Determination Theory: How It Explains Motivation
brain puzzle
Understanding Abnormal Psychology
10 Top Ranked Clinical Psychology Programs
Zeigarnik Effect
The Zeigarnik Effect and Thoughts About Unfinished Work
What Is Anal Personality?
What Is an Anal Personality?
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What Is Social Facilitation?
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The Link Between Soft Drinks and Aggression in Children
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition.
Conduct Disorder: Definition, Symptoms, Traits, Causes, Treatment
Strategies for Increasing Motivation
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
The 5 Levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
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9 Habits That Make You a Better Decision Maker
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The Role of Classical Conditioning in Taste Aversions
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How to Understand Body Language and Facial Expressions
Couple kissing at night
The Health Belief Model and Behavior Change
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Classical Conditioning: How It Works With Examples
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Conditioned Response in Classical Conditioning
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Unconditioned Response in Classical Conditioning
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Choosing the Right Treatment for a Troubled Teen
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Unconditioned Stimulus in Classical Conditioning
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How Extinction Is Defined in Psychology
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Variable Interval Schedule of Reinforcement
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The Psychology of Secondary Reinforcement
What is holism illustration?
Holism: Definition and Examples
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What Is the Libido in Psychology?
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The Law of Effect in Psychology
An unhealthy diet is just one of the at-risk youth behaviors you should be concerned with.
Overview of Youth At-Risk Behavior
How to Help a Troubled Teen in Crisis
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When You're Tired of Your Troubled Teen
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Troubled Teens Acting Out Examples and Solutions
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Transporting Troubled Teens Into a Treatment Program
Behavioral therapy with young girl
What Is Behavioral Therapy?
Woman experiencing learned helplessness
Learned Helplessness - What It Is and Why It Happens
Teenage girl journaling on her bed
Writing Therapy for Troubled Teens