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Goal setting is a powerful motivational strategy ... if utilized properly. Research has shown that goal setting enhances performance across a variety of situations. This month the focus is on how goals work, the benefits they provide, and specific ways in which you can use goal setting to reach your next "goal" in tennis.
A review of early hypnotic theory discussing Franz Mesmer, Puysegur, Charcot, and other early proponents of somatic phenomena.
Phrenology is the study of the structure of the skull to determine a person's character and mental capacity. This pseudoscience is based upon the false assumption that mental faculties are located in brain "organs" on the surface of the brain and can be detected by visible inspection of the skull.
The placebo effect is the measurable or observable effect on a person or group that has been given a placebo treatment. A placebo is an inert substance, or "fake" surgery or therapy, used as a control in an experiment or given to a patient for its possible or probable beneficial effect.
The British Psychoanalytical Society was founded in 1919. Soon after, the Institute of Psychoanalysis was established to administer the Society's activities. These include: the development of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, the training and further education of psychoanalysts, the provision of treatment through the London Clinic of psychoanalysis, publishing books and journals, research and public lectures.
The B. F. Skinner Foundation was established in 1987 to publish significant literary and scientific works in the analysis of behavior and to educate both professionals and the public about the science of behavior.
The Psychonomic Society promotes the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences. Its members are qualified to conduct and supervise scientific research, must hold the PhD degree or equivalent, and must have published significant research other than the doctoral dissertation.
SABA exists to secure and administer private funds in support of behavior analysis. These activities include, but are not limited to, the advancement of basic knowledge about behavior analysis and the applications of that knowledge to problems of developmental disabilities, and other areas.
The International Behaviorology Association (ISB) is dedicated to forwarding the science of contingent behavior relations as developed and championed by B.F. Skinner.
ABA helps match employers with qualified job applicants in behavior analysis through the Job Placement Service (JPS).
A searchable database of job listings that appeared in the American Psychological Society (APS) Observer.
Provides information on anxiety disorders, panic disorder (which is sometimes accompanied by agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.