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…

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 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…

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…

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….

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…

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…