Skip to Content

Psychology Definitions

Psychology Definitions

Sharing is caring!

Explore our growing collection of psychology definitions and terms.

A – B

Abnormal Psychology

Absolute Threshold

Accommodation

Action Potential

Actualizing Tendency

Acquisition

Assimilation

Autocratic Leadership

Autonomy

Attachment Theory

Barnum Effect

Behaviorism

Bias Blind Spot

Big 5 Personality Traits

C – D

Cardinal Traits

Case Study

Chunking

Choice Blindness

Classical Conditioning

Cognitive Bias

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Psychology

Cohort Effect

Compassion

Conditioned Stimulus

Conditioned Response

Conformity

Constancy Principle

Contingency Theory of Leadership

Democratic Leadership

Developmental Psychology

Disorganized Attachment

E – I

Ego

Ego Strength

Emotional Intelligence

Expectancy Effects

Extraneous Variable

Extinction

Factorial Design

Functional Fixedness

Fundamental Attribution Error

Habituation

Heuristic

Humanistic Psychology

Id

Imposter Syndrome

Incentive Theory of Motivation

Incongruence

Ingroup Bias

Institutional Review Board

Intrinsic Motivation

Intrusive Thoughts

Introvert

K – M

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Kitty Genovese

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Laissez-Faire Leadership

Latent Learning

Law of Effect

Leadership Styles

Likert Scale

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Mental Health

Mindset

Milgram Experiment

Multiple Intelligences

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

N – R

Narcissism

Nonverbal Communication

Observational Learning

Operant Conditioning

Organismic Valuing Process

Overjustification Effect

Parenting Styles

Perfectionism

Personality Psychology

Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development

Positive Reinforcement

Premack Principle

Primacy Effect

Practice Effects

Projection Bias

Prosocial Behavior

Psychoanalysis

Psychological Construct

Psychological Stressor

Psychological Research Methods

Psychosocial Development

Punishment

Random Assignment

Random Effects

Recency Effect

Reinforcement

Resilience

S – Z

Scarcity Principle

Schedules of Reinforcement

Self-Concept

Self-Determination Theory

Self-Serving Bias

Sensorimotor Stage

Sensory Receptor

Shaping

Short-Term Memory

Stimulus Generalization

Self-Actualization

Self-Efficacy

Serial Position Effect

Single-Blind Study

Social Learning Theory

Social Psychology

Stimulus Generalization

Transference

Transformational Leadership

Type A Personality

Type C Personality

Unconditioned Stimulus

Unconditional Positive Regard

Unconditioned Response

Weber’s Law

Working Memory