Take a tour of psychology. This 10-Day Guided Tour surveys the entire field. You’ll learn about personality, learning, memory, perception, and emotion. We’ll take excursions into philosophy, physiology and neuroscience. And we’ll spend a “day” exploring developmental, social and abnormal psychology.
Archives for January 2009
What is experimental psychology?
Psychology is about equally divided into clinical and experimental activities. The clinical side is the practical application of psychological theory to real life problems. In contrast, the experimental side tries to discover principles and processes, whether they are applicable in a clinical setting or not. [Read more…] about Experimental Psych In A Nutshell
It was the 1960s, and everyone was interested in self discovery, cross-disciplinary education, and making-love-not-war. In this environment, old theories were explained in new terms, often by adding a social dimension. One such effort at Yale, found John Dollard (anthropologist) and Neal Miller (psychologist) joining forces to explain psychoanalytic principles in more modern terms. The result was Dollard-Miller’s psychoanalytic learning theory. [Read more…] about Dollard & Miller
Although there is great diversity in approaches to mental health, all forms of counseling ultimately owe their own foundation to the work of Sigmund Freud. [Read more…] about Sigmund Freud
One of the first comparative anatomists, Franz Gall made 3 major findings and one theoretical extension. [Read more…] about Franz Gall
More than anyone else, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) invented counseling. The vast numbers of counseling psychologists, marriage-family therapist and other mental health professionals are the product of his humanistic approach to therapy. [Read more…] about Carl Rogers