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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This study investigated the relationship of fatherly affirmation to women's self-esteem and other psychosexual characteristics. Female university student completed questionnaires that measured their perception of their father's unconditional positive regard for them, perceptions of their father's feelings about their mother, self-esteem, fear of intimate relationships, comfort with their womanhood, and comfort with sexuality.
Koro is a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of penis shrinkage and retraction into the body, accompanied by panic and fear of dying.
Stanley Milgram is a pioneer in psychology who is well remembered for his work with obedience to authority. He looked at the reasons that the average person would obey an authority figure although they knew that they were harming an innocent third party. This research was prompted by the events of the Holocaust and later the Nuremberg Trials in which Eichmann defended his actions of genocide as following orders.
At the heart of the recovery movement is the idea that instead of focusing on the disease or pathological aspect of schizophrenia--as does the medical model--emphasis is placed on the potential for growth in the individual. That potential is then developed by integrating medical, psychological and social interventions.
Cognitive science and neuroscience can of course refine and improve upon the folk understanding of consciousness, awareness, and mental states generally. But the folk-psychological constructs should not be jettisoned; they have a role to play in cognitive theorizing.
The phrase 'folk psychology' often bears a narrower sense than the one intended here. It usually designates a theory about mental phenomena that common folk allegedly hold, a theory in terms of which mental concepts are understood. In the present usage, 'folk psychology' is not so restricted. It refers to the ordinary person's repertoire of mental concepts, whether or not this repertoire invokes a theory.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal (phonic) sounds called tics. In a few cases, such tics can include inappropriate words and phrases.
Behaviorism is generally characterized as the viewpoint holding that the appropriate subject matter for psychology is behavior and the appropriate methods for psychology are those of the natural sciences. The objective of this tutorial is to promote an understanding of the differences between two of these forms of behaviorism - methodological behaviorism and radical behaviorism.
Psychologists and counselors have generally treated perfectionism as a problem: Perfectionists, they say, are highly self-critical, and that leads to depression. Is there another dimension to perfectionism? Does a positive side exist?
At many points after a loss, the grieving person can benefit from the support of others. Individual grief reactions can vary widely, not only from person to person, but also within the same person over time. Accordingly, friends need to be ready to accept and support the griever through a wide range of emotions.
The dissertation is a rigorous task and many doctoral students will encounter a variety of difficulties during the course of the project. Many doctoral students report that the dissertation is unlike any project they have previously attempted and that it requires skills, abilities and work habits which are unfamiliar to them.