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Social Cognition  

Kyle G. Ratner

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Aug 2020
Contemporary models of how the mind operates and methods for testing them emerged from the cognitive revolution in the middle of the 20th century. Social psychology researchers of the 1970s ... More

Studying Development in Mid-20th Century America  

Ann Johnson and Elizabeth Johnston

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Aug 2020
During the mid-20th century, the study of human development in the United States underwent significant expansion as support for scientific approaches solidified and methods and research ... 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

William James and the Role of Psychology in Philosophy  

Saulo de Freitas Araujo and Lisa M. Osbeck

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Aug 2020
James’s work is admittedly cross-disciplinary to the extent that it defies traditional scholarly boundaries. One of the best examples is the cross-fertilization between his philosophical ... More

Brain Basis of Blindsight  

Holly Bridge

The sensation of vision arises from the detection of photons of light at the eye, but in order to produce the percept of the world, extensive regions of the brain are required to process ... More

Cold War Psychology in Eastern Europe  

Julien Kiss

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Jul 2020
The Cold War took place between 1948 and 1991 and centered on the antagonism between the two great superpowers, the US and the USSR, each with its allies and areas of influence. If the US ... More

Compliance and Social Psychology  

Chad R. Mortensen and Robert B. Cialdini

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Jul 2020
It is through the influence process that people generate and manage change. As such, it is important to understand fully the workings of the influence processes that produce compliance with ... More

Culture and Social Development  

Heidi Keller

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Jul 2020
Humans need other people to survive and thrive. Therefore, relatedness is a basic human need. However, relatedness can be conceived of very differently in different cultural environments, ... More

Descartes’ Dualism of Mind and Body in the Development of Psychological Thought  

Deborah Brown and Brian Key

Few practitioners or researchers in psychology would think of the 17th-century French philosopher, René Descartes, as the founding father of their discipline. Yet, it is difficult to see ... More

LGBTQ Psychology  

Peter Hegarty

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Jul 2020
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) psychology is a loosely organized subfield of psychology. The field emerged, principally in the United States, in the late 1960s in ... More

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