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Psychology

What is Psychology

Psychology is the systematic study of human mind and behaviour. Again it endeavors to the scientific study of mental processes such as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Again psychology encompasses the study of behavior for use in academic settings, and contains numerous areas. It contains the areas of abnormal psychology, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology, social psychology and others. Research psychology is contrasted with applied psychology.

Mind and brain

Psychology describes and attempts to explain consciousness, behavior and social interaction. Empirical psychology is primarily devoted to describing human experience and behavior as it actually occurs. In the past 20 years or so psychology has begun to examine the relationship between consciousness and the brain or nervous system. It is still not clear in what ways these interact: does consciousness determine brain states or do brain states determine consciousness – or are both going on in various ways? Perhaps to understand this you need to know the definition of “consciousness” and “brain state” – or is consciousness some sort of complicated ‘illusion’ which bears no direct relationship to neural processes? An understanding of brain function is increasingly being included in psychological theory and practice, particularly in areas such as artificial intelligence, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

Topics on Psychology

» Abnormal psychology
» Absent-mindedness
» Acting out
» Adult learning methods
» Ageing
» Alfred L. Yarbus
» Analytical psychology
» Anchoring effect
» Anecdotal cognitivism
» Annual Review of Critical Psychology
» Anthrozoology
» Anti-psychiatry
» Antipsychology
» APA taskforce on Deceptive and Indirect Techniques of Persuasion and Control
» Aphonia
» Apparitional experience
» Applied psychology
» Archetypal psychology
» Artistic inspiration
» Attention Addiction Disorder
» Attention span
» Attentional bias
» Attitude (psychology)
» Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
» Aviation Psychologist Badge
» Barberpole illusion
» Barnard (unit)
» Base rate
» Basic Anxiety
» Behavior
» Behavioural genetics
» Behavioural sciences
» Ben Franklin Effect
» Bennet Wong
» Beyond the Blues
» Binding problem
» Biological psychology
» Black sheep (psychology)
» Borderline personality disorder
» Brain fitness
» Branches of psychology
» Breaking point (psychology)
» Buyer decision processes
» Cabin fever
» Case study in psychology
» Center for social and emotional education
» Charisma
» Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
» Child development
» Choice-supportive bias
» Christ complex
» Christian counseling
» Chunking (psychology)
» Classical Adlerian psychology
» Clinical psychology
» Closure (psychology)
» Cognition
» Cognitive bias
» Cognitive neuropsychiatry
» Cognitive neuroscience
» Cognitive psychology
» Cognitive science
» Cognitive space
» Cognitive-shifting
» Cognitivism (psychology)
» Collective Catharsis
» Color agnosia
» Color psychology
» Combative psychology
» Comparative psychology
» Compartmentalization (psychology)
» Computer rage
» Computerised CBT
» Conation
» Concept learning
» Conformity (psychology)
» Consciousness studies
» Constructive Living
» Consumer behaviour
» Contagious shooting
» Controversy about ADHD
» Controversy in parapsychology
» Convergent and divergent production
» Coping strategies
» Crime Classification Manual
» Critical psychology
» Critics of Freud
» Crowd psychology
» Cue validity
» Cultural psychology
» Cybernetics and Systems Theory
» Cyberpsychology
» Cyclopean image
» Daimonic
» Databases for psychologists
» David Reiss
» Debriefing
» Defence mechanism
» Deindividuation
» Deinstitutionalisation
» Demand characteristics
» Depressed Anonymous
» Developmental lines
» Developmental psychology
» Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
» Diamond Approach
» Diamond of opposites
» Discursive Complex
» Disengagement theory
» Disillusionment
» Disowned Selves
» Dissociation (psychology)
» Distressed personality type
» Division Theory
» Domain specificity
» Dot-probe paradigm
» Double deficit (education)
» Douglas LaBier
» Draw-A-Person Test
» Drive theory
» DSM-IV Codes
» DSM-IV Codes (alphabetical)
» Dual brain theory
» Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
» Ecological psychology
» Educational psychology
» Educational Therapy
» Ego (spirituality)
» Ego psychology
» Egomania (UK TV Documentary)
» Embodied psychology
» Emotion
» Emotion and memory
» Emotional conflict
» Emotional dysregulation
» Emotional Freedom Techniques
» Emotional labor
» Emotional reasoning
» Emotional stroop
» Emotionality
» Empty vessel
» Enactivism (psychology)
» Enfant terrible
» Engineering psychology
» Eric Trist
» Evolutionary developmental psychology
» Evolutionary educational psychology
» Evolutionary psychology
» Existential therapy
» Experimental psychology
» Expressive therapy
» Extraneous variable
» Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
» F. R. Carrick Institute
» Face perception
» Fear of commitment
» Feeling
» Feeling rules
» Feigned madness
» Fictional portrayals of psychopaths
» Focus of attention
» Focus phrase
» Forensic psychology
» French materialism
» Functional fixedness
» Functional magnetic resonance imaging
» Functionalism (psychology)
» General Tau Theory
» Genetics and violence
» Genetics influencing aggression
» Gestalt psychology
» Gifts Differing
» Gisli H. Gudjonsson
» Glossary of psychiatry
» Gratification disorder
» Group process consultation
» Gudjonsson suggestibility scale
» Hallucinations in the sane
» Identity Loss
» Individualism
» Intelligence
» Love and affection
» Louann Brizendine
» Marvin Dunnette
» Polymorphous perverse
» Psychological abuse
» Psychological adjustment
» Psychological attitude
» Psychological conditions
» Psychology
» Psychopoetry
» The Disowned Self