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Gordon Allport  

Raymond E. Fancher

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Aug 2020
Gordon W. Allport was a prominent Harvard University psychologist during the mid-20th century, notable both for his early and effective promotion of “personality” as an important ... More

Group Cohesion  

Kimberly Rios and Cameron D. Mackey

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Aug 2020
The definition of group cohesion has been debated since the formal introduction of the concept in social psychology. Group cohesion has undergone a variety of conceptualizations over the ... More

Kindling  

G. Campbell Teskey

The kindling phenomenon is a form of sensitization where, with repetition, epileptiform discharges become progressively longer and behavioral seizures eventually appear and then become more ... More

NMDA Receptor Mediated Plasticity in Learning and Memory  

Robert J. McDonald and Ellen G. Fraser

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Aug 2020
One view of the organization of learning and memory functions in the mammalian brain is that there are multiple learning and memory networks that acquire and store different kinds of ... More

Oral Memoirs: The Testimony of Holocaust Survivors  

Alan Rosen and Neal Lipsitz

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Aug 2020
Bearing witness to the Holocaust has taken many different forms and sought to achieve a variety of goals. Forms of testimony include structured and unstructured interviews; audio, video, ... More

Primatology and the Study of Humanity’s Primate Heritage  

Charles T. Snowden

Darwin’s theory of evolution opened the way for the study of nonhuman primates as a valuable method for understanding human behavior. Psychologists and anthropologists both value the study ... More

Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination  

Rhiannon N. Turner

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Aug 2020
Scholars have developed a plethora of approaches to reducing prejudice and discrimination, many of which have been successfully applied in schools, workplaces, and community settings. ... More

Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge  

Mark Alicke, Yiyue Zhang, and Nicole Stephenson

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Aug 2020
Research has explored the relationship between self-knowledge and self-awareness. Specifically, psychologists see self-awareness as a step on the path toward self-knowledge. Self-knowledge ... More

Self-Determination Theory and Its Relation to Organizations  

Anja H. Olafsen and Edward L. Deci

Self-determination theory (SDT) is a macro theory of human motivation that utilizes concepts essential for organizational psychology. Among the concepts are types and quality of motivation ... More

Self-Esteem and Self-Enhancement  

Zachary P. Hohman and Joshua K. Brown

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Aug 2020
Self-esteem and self-enhancement are two critical phenomena that play major roles in social psychological theory and research. Everyone has an idea what self-esteem is; however, from an ... More

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