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Team Dynamics and Processes in the Workplace  

Tiffany Bisbey and Eduardo Salas

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Jun 2019
Teams are complex, dynamic systems made up of interdependent members working toward a shared goal; but teamwork is more than working together as a group. Teamwork is a multifaceted ... More

Technology Use by Older Adults  

Sara J. Czaja and Chin Chin Lee

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Mar 2019
The expanding power of computers and the growth of information technologies such as the Internet have made it possible for large numbers of people to have direct access to an increasingly ... More

Temporal Dynamics of Prospective Memory (Event-Related Potentials)  

Robert West

Life is filled with goals or intentions that people hope to realize. Some of these are rather mundane (e.g., remembering to purchase a key ingredient for a recipe when stopping at the ... More

The Concept of Crisis in the History of Western Psychology  

Martin Wieser

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Feb 2020
With roots that range from medicine to politics, to jurisdiction and historiography in ancient Greece, the concept of “crisis” played an eminent role in the founding years of Western ... More

The Concept of Developmental Stage: Hall, Freud, and Piaget  

John Morss

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Feb 2020
Influential theorists of pre-adult phases of the development of the individual person (infancy, childhood, and adolescence) have articulated myriad versions of stage theories, varying in ... More

The History of Personnel and Vocational Testing  

Michael J. Zickar

Personnel and vocational testing has made a huge impact in public and private organizations by helping organizations choose the best employees for a particular job (personnel testing) and ... More

The History of Psychological Psychotherapy in Germany: The Rise of Psychology in Mental Health Care and the Emergence of Clinical Psychology During the 20th Century  

Lisa Malich

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May 2020
Two different but related developments played an important role in the history of psychologists in the fields of mental health care in Germany during the 20th century. The first development ... More

The History of the Concept Adult and Research Regarding Adult Development  

Carol Hoare

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Aug 2020
The history of concepts about the adult and that of research into adult constructs show progression from a simple characterization of growth to a variety of complex constructs that define ... More

The Macy Conferences on Cybernetics: Reinstantiating the Mind  

Tara H. Abraham

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Apr 2020
The Macy Conferences on Cybernetics were a series of 10 interdisciplinary scientific meetings that took place in New York between 1946 and 1953. The meetings were sponsored by the Macy ... More

The Medicalization of Stress  

Vanessa L. Burrows

Stress has not always been accepted as a legitimate medical condition. The biomedical concept stress grew from tangled roots of varied psychosomatic theories of health that examined (a) the ... More

Theoretical Approaches to Physical Activity Promotion  

Nikos Ntoumanis, Cecile Thørgersen-Ntoumani, Eleanor Quested, and Nikos Chatzisarantis

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Dec 2018
Compelling evidence worldwide suggests that the number of physically inactive individuals is high, and it is increasing. Given that lack of physical activity has been linked to a number of ... More

Theoretical Perspectives on Age Differences in Brain Activation: HAROLD, PASA, CRUNCH—How Do They STAC Up?  

Sara B. Festini, Laura Zahodne, and Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz

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Nov 2018
Cognitive neuroimaging studies often report that older adults display more activation of neural networks relative to younger adults, referred to as overactivation. Greater or more ... More

Thirst  

Neil E. Rowland

Thirst is a specific and compelling sensation, often arising from internal signals of dehydration but modulated by many environmental variables. There are several historical landmarks in ... More

Thought Suppression  

Christine Purdon

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Jan 2020
The idea that suppressing an unwanted thought results in an ironic increase in its frequency is accepted as psychological fact. Wegner’s ironic processes model has been applied to ... More

Training from an Organizational Psychology Perspective  

Kurt Kraiger

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Apr 2017
Training is the systematic processes initiated by the organization that facilitate relatively permanent changes in the knowledge, skills, or affect/attitudes of organizational members. ... More

Trajectories of Well-Being in Later Life  

Nardi Steverink

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Feb 2019
Well-being is a core concept for both individuals, groups and societies. Greater understanding of trajectories of well-being in later life may contribute to the achievement and maintenance ... More

Transformative-Activist and Social Justice Approaches to the History of Psychology  

Anna Stetsenko

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Feb 2020
The history of psychology is characterized by unparalleled complexity of its methodology and uniquely ambiguous subject matter closely entangled with issues of power, social justice, and ... More

Trust and Social Dilemmas  

Craig D. Parks

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May 2019
A social dilemma is a situation of interdependence between people in which there is conflict between doing what is best for oneself, and doing what is best for the group: Trying to produce ... More

Use of Wearable Activity Trackers for Physical Activity Promotion  

Nicola D. Ridgers and Samuel K. Lai

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Dec 2018
Commercially available wearable activity trackers are small, non-invasive electronic devices that are worn on the body for the purposes of monitoring a range of outcomes including steps, ... More

Varieties of the Self From Self-Esteem to Self-Control  

Michael Pettit

Various self-concepts constitute major keywords in both psychological science and liberal political discourse. They have been central to psychology’s public-facing, policy-oriented role in ... More

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