Forgetting

Forgetting

The topic of psychology we are evaluating in this article is ‘forgetting’. We’ll summaries the main theories of forgetting; including encoding failure, decay of memory trace, displacement theory and interference…

Carl Jung

In this article we are going to introduce Carl Jung, one of the most well known and influential Psychoanalysts. He was the founder of analytical psychology and not only famous…

long-term memory

Long-Term Memory

Today we will discuss long-term memory and this is most commonly associated with remembering. We will define and explain these three processes of long-term memory; encoding, storage and retrieval. STAGES…

short-term memory

Short-Term Memory

Today we are going to explore and understand the cognitive functions and processes involved in memory. Specifically looking at short-term memory and how that evolved into working memory. But first…

cognitive dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Cognitive dissonance refers to conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours that produce a feeling of discomfort. This may lead to  an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to…

operant conditioning

Operant Conditioning and Skinner

Today’s article moves on from what we previously learnt about classical conditioning onto understanding operant conditioning and exploring the work of Thorndike and Skinner. Operant conditioning is one of the two major…

classical conditioning

Classical Conditioning and Pavlov

In today’s article we are going to explore the work of one of the imperial pioneers of learning, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1844 – 1936) and the work he did around…

social learning theory

Social Learning Theory and Bandura

Social learning theory takes the components of the theory of learning and understanding behaviour in a social context, whereby new behaviours can emerge by the observation and imitation of others….

William James

A Brief History of William James (1842-1910)

In this articles we are going to summaries the life and work of one of the founding fathers of psychology, William James 1842 – 1910. Most psychologist today will recommend…

Type A Personality

Type A Personality

In this article we are going to gain a greater understanding of behaviour and personality types; in particular Type A personality and how this differs from Type B. A style…