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A History of the Concepts of Harmony in Chinese Culture  

Louise Sundararajan

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Feb 2020
This historical overview of the concepts of harmony in Chinese culture situates the topic in the ecological context of a strong-ties society that fosters a type of rationality that ... More

Alternative Therapies: Sociodrama, Nude Therapy, Primal Scream, Psychedelic  

Erika Dyck and Emmanuel Delille

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Feb 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
History and Systems of Psychology
Alternative therapies are sometimes associated with non-biological approaches, or practices that do not undergo rigorous testing or produce consistently repeatable results. In the 1970s, ... More

Animal Cognition  

Sarah Krichbaum, Adam Davila, Lucia Lazarowski, and Jeffrey S. Katz

The contemporary field of animal cognition began over 150 years ago when Charles Darwin posed questions regarding the abilities of the animal mind. Animal cognition is a science dedicated ... More

Attachment Theory from Ethology to the Strange Situation  

Marga Vicedo

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Feb 2020
In psychology, the term “attachment” has been made popular by British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby’s theory about the adaptive value of the mother–infant bond. Bowlby was not ... More

Boris Ananiev’s Theory of Self-Determination of Human Development  

Irina Mironenko

Ananiev’s approach shares the Activity Theory (AT) paradigm, dominant in Soviet psychology. Ananiev builds on the main fundamentals of the AT paradigm, considering psyche as a special ... More

Cultural Competence  

Soon Ang, Kok Yee Ng, and Thomas Rockstuhl

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Feb 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Psychology and Other Disciplines
Cultural competence refers to an individual’s potential to function effectively in intercultural situations. The myriad conceptualizations of cultural competence can be broadly classified ... More

Exercise Perceptions and Motivation of Children and Adolescents  

Richard Rosenkranz

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Feb 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Health Psychology, Sports Psychology
As technology advances and offers enjoyable sedentary alternatives to sport, active recreation, and transportation, there is a growing need to understand and harness the drivers of physical ... More

History of Chinese Indigenous Psychology  

Olwen Bedford and Kuang-Hui Yeh

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Feb 2020
Chinese indigenous psychology (Chinese IP) requires that the researchers’ theories, concepts, methods, tools, and results explicitly incorporate the structures and processes of the studied ... More

History of Evidence-Based Practice  

Scott O. Lilienfeld and Candice Basterfield

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Feb 2020
Evidence-based therapies stemmed from the movement toward evidence-based medicine, and later, evidence-based practice (EBP) in psychology and allied fields. EBP reflects a progressive ... More

History of Mindfulness and Psychology  

Shauna Shapiro and Elli Weisbaum

Mindfulness practice and protocols—often referred to as mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)—have become increasingly popular in every sector of society, including healthcare, education, ... More

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