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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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]