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  • Welcome to Competitive Advantage

    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"

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 3592

  • On a Distinction Between Hypothetical Constructs and Intervening Variables

    Classic paper by Kenneth MacCorquodale and Paul E. Meehl (1948). Many references to Hull and Tolman.

    Added: July 22, 1999 Hits: 1017

  • Exotic Becomes Erotic

    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)

    Added: July 21, 1999 Hits: 15397

  • Bad Human Factors Designs

    A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors.

    Added: July 21, 1999 Hits: 1783

  • Kurt Lewin

    This article is about the founder of modern psychology, theory, and the use of experimentation to test hypothesis.

    Added: July 21, 1999 Hits: 4533

  • Environmental Psychology

    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.

    Added: July 20, 1999 Hits: 4566

  • Educational Psychology Interactive: Intelligence

    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.

    Added: July 15, 1999 Hits: 9721

  • Rene Descartes(1596-1650)

    Brief summary of the life and philosophy of this important 17th century philosopher. Formulated an early theory of the reflex mechanism.

    Added: July 15, 1999 Hits: 5082

  • The University of Akron: Psychology Archives

    This site is the University of Akron's online psychology collection. They have rare films, papers, equipment, etc....

    Added: July 15, 1999 Hits: 2232

  • Mental Health Net

    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.

    Added: July 11, 1999 Hits: 7541

  • Quincy's Personality and Psychological Tests

    Humorous links to psychological, personality, IQ, purity and other psychology tests and quizes.

    Added: July 8, 1999 Hits: 4754

  • A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Human Behavior

    Biographies on a few figures in the history of psychology and a brief timeline of psychological discoveries from PBS.

    Added: July 2, 1999 Hits: 36859