Understanding Online Behaviour through ‘The Online Disinhibition Effect’

While online, some people behave in a manner that is different from how they would in person. For better or for worse, their online behaviour could be more generous and…

accepting uncertainty

Advice for Managing Anxiety through Accepting Uncertainty

In today’s article we are going to advise on how to accept uncertainty from a cognitive behavioural perspective. Accepting uncertainty is taught throughout cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and can be…

The psychology of obedience

The Psychology of Obedience

The psychology of obedience is one which has been studied extensively by psychologists since the end of world war two. The revelation of the horrors of concentration camps induced many…

social influence

Social Influence: Part Two

In part two of this article on the topic of social Influence we will explore in much more detail minority and majority influence, and convergent-divergent theory. If you haven’t already…

social influence

Social Influence: Part One

In this next series of articles exploring the topic of social psychology we are going to gain a greater understanding of social influence. Specifically defining normative and informational influence, then…

conformity compliance and power

Social Psychology: Compliance, Conformity & Power

Continuing with this current series on social psychology here we are going to explore the topics of compliance, conformity & power. Check out the introduction to social psychology here. COMPLIANCE…

social psychology intro

Introduction to Social Psychology

In this next series we are going to start exploring the world of social psychology, starting with this introduction where we discuss an induced compliance study by Festinger & Carlsmith…

creativity and emotional intelligence

Creativity and Emotional Intelligence

This article evaluates creativity and emotional intelligence in psychology. Looking at the theories behind how creativity and intelligence can be measured and some of the issue that can arise. Creativity…

cognitive psychology

Broader Theories of Intelligence

This articles continues with the topic of intelligence in cognitive psychology. Assesses the broader theories of intelligence through the work of Gardner and Sternberg. Previous articles introducing and defining the…

intelligence

Types of Intelligence

Today’s article follows on from the ‘Introduction to Intelligence‘ and goes further into the different types of intelligence; crystallised vs fluid. We’ll explore the information processing approach and lastly Carroll’s…