January 6, 2016
The first modern personality trait theorist was Gordon Allport. In the 1930’s, Allport and his students searched through dictionaries to find words that described personality. They started with 17,953 adjectives but settled on 4504 of them. [Read more]
April 10, 2012
Let’s start at the very beginning. What’s psych all about?
It’s the birth of a new science.
April 9, 2012
Psychology is a young science, yet many of its principles are ancient. Psych is the direct descendent of philosophy and experimental physiology. Yet early psychology theories included many ancient philosophies and practices.
April 8, 2012
Psychology is a combination of philosophy and experimental physiology. In this episode, we take a look at how Hippocrates, Democritus and Aristotle approach life, and explain its existence.
April 7, 2012
The Mind Body Problem is a current issue based on ancient thought. One of the big issues facing psychology is how the body and mind interact. There are several views on how best to understand this issue.
April 6, 2012
Psychology uses the methods of experimental physiology to answer the questions of philosophy. Basic research includes observation, careful controls, the manipulation of an independent variable and the measuring of a dependent variable. In some ways, things haven’t changed that much.
April 5, 2012
Wilhelm Wundt is the “father” of psychology. He started off as an underachiever. Yet more than anyone else he formed psychology into a new science. If you know an underachiever, you need to know more about Wundt.
April 4, 2012
Top-down processing is our ability to sort information as we perceive it. Sensation and Perception are more integrated than previously believed. Instead of sensation coming first (collecting data) and perception coming second (extracting meaning), both occur interactively.
January 2, 2012
There are so many interesting areas of psychology. Here’s an intro into physiological psychology.
December 26, 2011
To explain the parts of the eye and how they work, let’s take a look at my eyes. You’ll learn how your eyes work and how they differ form mine. We’ll start at the front and work our way back.
Part 5 of An Albino’s Guide