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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 […]

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Intrinsic Motivation In Psychology

Intrinsic motivation involves a driving force behind behavior that emerges from within rather than as a result of external reward. In other words, it is a type of motivation that involves doing things because¬†you find […]

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What Is Accommodation In Psychology?

Definition: In Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, accommodation refers to the process by which people alter their existing schemas or create new schemas as a result of new learning. This is part of the adaptation […]

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What Is Random Selection?

Random selection refers to a process that researchers use to pick participants for a study. When using this method, every single member of a population has an equal chance of being chosen as a subject. […]

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What Is Compassion?

Why do some people choose to give up their time, money, or even safety to help other people? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 30 percent of adults in the United States spend some […]