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A serious athlete/ performer with dreams of success would never leave his/ her physical training to chance so why leave the mental part of your performance up in the air"
Classic paper by Kenneth MacCorquodale and Paul E. Meehl (1948). Many references to Hull and Tolman.
A developmental theory of erotic/romantic attraction is presented that provides the same basic account for opposite-sex and same-sex desire in both men and women. It proposes that biological variables, such as genes, prenatal hormones, and brain neuroanatomy, do not code for sexual orientation per se but for childhood temperaments that influence a child's preferences for sex-typical or sex-atypical activities and peers. These preferences lead children to feel different from opposite- or same-sex peers--to perceive them as dissimilar, unfamiliar, and exotic. This, in turn, produces heightened nonspecific autonomic arousal that subsequently gets eroticized to that same class of dissimilar peers: Exotic becomes erotic. (in pdf)
A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors.
This article is about the founder of modern psychology, theory, and the use of experimentation to test hypothesis.
Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field in psychology that draws from theories and data developed in other areas that examines the relationship between humans and the environment.
Intelligence is the cognitive ability of an individual to learn from experience, to reason well, to remember important information, and to cope with the demands of daily living. Early researchers of intelligence, such as Binet and Simon (1905), created intelligence measures in order to predict academic or school achievement.
Brief summary of the life and philosophy of this important 17th century philosopher. Formulated an early theory of the reflex mechanism.
This site is the University of Akron's online psychology collection. They have rare films, papers, equipment, etc....
The largest, most comprehensive guide to mental health online, featuring over 9,200 individual resources. Our friendly & fun site covers topics in self-help, psychology, psychiatry and social work.
Humorous links to psychological, personality, IQ, purity and other psychology tests and quizes.
Biographies on a few figures in the history of psychology and a brief timeline of psychological discoveries from PBS.