Southern New Hampshire University - BA - Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University's online psychology program features six concentrations including addiction, child development, and mental health. The 120-credit bachelor of arts degree includes foundational classes in research and physiology as well as a choice of electives. The four-year program features a senior capstone project.
Ashford University - BA - Psychology
Ashford's bachelor's in cognitive studies explores how people learn, solve problems, and make decisions. Graduates are prepared for careers in rehabilitation, special education, and more. The program does not lead directly to teacher licensure. Financial aid is available to all students.
Walden University - BS - Psychology: General Psychology
Walden's online bachelor's of science in general psychology is the perfect program for students interested in learning how the mind works. Graduates leave school with a well-rounded education, ready for the professional workforce or further training in the field.
Capella University - BS - Psychology
The general psychology specialization of Capella’s online BS in psychology is designed around APA guidelines, providing students with a comprehensive foundational education in human learning, emotions, behaviors, and more. Coursework can be customized to include further concentration in addictions, behavioral health, or forensics psychology.
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Information about current research in psychology presented for the lay reader.
In this article, we shall provide a brief overview of human information processing limitations and explain how they can contribute to road accidents. This is a "first-principles" approach to accident investigation because it draws on knowledge of basic human psychological processes. Instead of looking at the driver from the outside, we try to understand his/her mental processing and how it interacts with the environment.
Color blindness is not a single problem but a variety of problems that affect color vision. Only a very small portion of people do not see color at all, but view the world in shades of gray. The most common type of color blindness is red/green, which has two forms. Some people are missing red receptor cones and others are missing green receptor cones. People with different forms of red/green color blindness have slight differences in the way they perceive color. Another form of color blindness is blue/yellow, which is less common. While only 8 percent of men are color-blind, they make up 95 percent of the 9,000,000 people in the U.S. who suffer color-vision impairment.
This paper reviews the history of psychological investigations of unconscious perception and summarizes the current status of experimental research in this area of investigation. The research findings described in the paper illustrate how it is possible to distinguish experimentally between conscious and unconscious perception. The most successful experimental strategy has been to show that a stimulus can have qualitatively different consequences on cognitive and affective reactions depending on whether it was consciously or unconsciously perceived. (in pdf)
Development of a comprehensive theory of operant conditioning using robots (Skinnerbots) to demonstrate the workability of the theories developed.
HHMI researchers pinpoint the cause of a mutation that switches a hamster's biological clock to a 20-hour day. Identifying the cause of the tau mutation offers researchers a new tool for understanding biological clocks in humans, as well as a potential target for drugs that control the biological clock.
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Excessive, almost daily, anxiety and worry for >= 6 mo about a number of activities or events. Generalized anxiety disorder is common, affecting 3 to 5% of the population within a 1-yr period. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. The disorder often begins in childhood or adolescence but may begin at any age.
Repeated fabrication of physical illness--usually acute, dramatic, and convincing--by a person who wanders from hospital to hospital for treatment. Munchausen patients may simulate many physical disorders (eg, MI, hematemesis, hemoptysis, acute abdominal conditions, FUO). A patient's abdominal wall may be a crisscross of scars, or a digit or a limb may have been amputated.
A disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted, intrusive ideas, images, or impulses that seem silly, weird, nasty, or horrible (obsessions) and by urges to do something that will lessen the discomfort due to the obsessions (compulsions). Obsessive-compulsive disorder occurs about equally in men and women and affects 1.6% of the population during any 6-mo period.
Panic attacks are common, affecting > 1/3 of the population in a single year. Most persons recover without treatment; a few develop panic disorder. Panic disorder is uncommon, affecting < 1% of the population in a 6-mo period. Panic disorder usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood and affects women two to three times more often than men.
Disorders characterized by long-standing, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors that involve inanimate objects, actual or imagined suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or nonconsenting partners and that are associated with clinically important distress or disability. These arousal patterns are considered deviant because they are often obligatory for sexual functioning (ie, erection or orgasm cannot occur without the stimulus), may involve inappropriate partners (eg, children), and cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.