intelligence

Introduction to Intelligence

In this article we are going to explore the topic of intelligence in psychology. Defining what is intelligence, who the original theorists were and touching on a few different approaches….

Dissociative Disorders

Memory Disorders: Understanding Dissociative Disorders

In this article we are continuing with the series of memory disorders in cognitive psychology. Specifically understanding dissociative disorders of memory; what they are and how they affect cognition. We’ll…

Attention

Attention

In this article we are going to explore the topic of attention by understanding the cognitive processes involved and the many theories surrounding this. Cognition is a complex and multi-faceted…

retrograde amnesia

Memory Disorders: Retrograde Amnesia

Next in the current series of understanding more about how we store memories and types of memory disorders occur this article is focusing on retrograde amnesia. Exploring different theories behind…

amnesia

Memory Disorders: Anterograde Amnesia

In this article introduces memory disorders; specifically anterograde amnesia. Using one of the most famous case studies of amnesia; the case of HM Henry Gustav Molaison (1926-2008). POST-TRAUMATIC AMNESIA (PTA) Most…

memory storage

How do we store memories?

This article is going to explore areas of cognitive psychology; how do we store memories? By exploring the different areas of the brain involved in memory storage, episodic memory and…

mental health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week in the UK it is Mental Health Awareness Week; from the 14th – 20th May and today I’d like to dedicate this article to increase awareness of mental…

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…