Latest Articles:

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. […]

Nature vs nurture
Development

Nature vs Nurture: Genes or Environment

What is it that makes you who you are? Some might say that it is your genes that have the greatest influence in controlling your personality and preferences. Others might say that it is your […]

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? […]

A list of phobias
Mental Health

List of Phobias: From Common to Rare

Everyone has fears, but when these fears become so overwhelming that they interfere with normal functioning they become known as phobias. A specific phobia is defined in the DSM-5 as an intense fear or anxiety […]

Leadership traits
Personality

Leadership Traits: 15 Characteristics of Great Leaders

What qualities do you need to be a great leader? Do certain personality traits help people become better leaders? According to the┬átrait theory of leadership, people who posses certain leadership traits tend to be better […]

Meditation and the brain
Brain & Behavior

How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Meditation is popular practice linked to a number of health benefits. One study suggests that mind-wandering during meditation can lead to deeper thinking. ContentsMeditation and Your BrainStudy Looks At Brain Activity During Different Types of […]

Success in the workplace
Personality

The Six Traits of Successful People

What factors make some people more successful than others? Hard work and overall intelligence are obviously important pieces of the puzzle, but that’s clearly not all it takes. Psychologists, educators, and business organizations have invested […]