Psychology Dictionary

What Are Practice Effects?

Sometimes in psychology experiments, groups of participants are required to take the same test more than once. In some cases, performance can change from the first instance of testing and the next simply due to […]

Multiple kinds of intelligence
Cognitive Psychology

Gardner’s Multiples Intelligences

While conventional views of human intelligence focus on an individual’s intellectual potential, the theory of multiple intelligences suggests that intelligence is more than just a single general mental ability. First introduced by Harvard psychologist Howard […]

Child learning through observation
Learning

Observational Learning

Observational learning is a way of acquiring skills and knowledge by observing and imitating others. People watch others perform a skill, remember what they have observed, and later replicate this knowledge through their own behaviors. […]

Carl Jung
History of Psychology

Carl Jung: Biography and Theories

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst whose work had an influence on the field of psychiatry as well as philosophy, religion, and literature. He was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud and the two […]

Introvert
Personality

11 Signs You Are an Introvert

Introverts make up an estimated 40 percent of the population, but people with this personality type are often seen as something of a mystery. What exactly is an introvert? What characteristics do introverts usually share? […]