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Abnormal Psychology

Robin Cautin.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 3198 words.

Abnormal psychology is the subdiscipline of psychology concerned with aberrant behavior—its clinical description, etiology, developmental course, assessment, and treatment. Throughout...

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Accreditation of Education and Training Programs

Elizabeth M. Altmaier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Education and Training in Professional Psychology

March 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology. 10684 words.

Along with other professions, psychology engages in accreditation, a system of quality assurance to evaluate the various aspects of educating a professional psychologist. Accreditation...

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Action Research

Geoffrey Maruyama and Martin Van Boekel.

in Psychology

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 11471 words.

Unlike many areas of psychology, “action research” does not possess a single definition or evoke a single meaning for all researchers. Most action research links back to work initiated by a...

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Addictive Behavior

Kenneth J. Sher and Alvaro Vergés.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 20206 words.

Historians and anthropologists have documented the existence of addictive behaviors across diverse societies from the beginning of recorded history. Thus, when we examine this topic, we...

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Adolescence

Robert D. Laird.

in Psychology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 13111 words.

Adolescence is the developmental period occurring between childhood and adulthood. Although no standard definition of adolescence exists, due largely to the lack of a clear demarcation...

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Adulthood

Judith Stevens-Long and Michael Lewis.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 12965 words.

As an independent field of study, adult development emerged from psychology, sociology, and gerontology in the early 1970s. Several important streams contributed to its growth. These can...

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Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis

Rochelle E. Cox and Richard A. Bryant.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis

March 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology. 17577 words.

Hypnosis researchers, in their continuing struggle for scientific recognition, have always been concerned about methodological techniques to convince people about the genuineness of...

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Aesthetics and Art

Pablo Tinio and Jeffrey Smith.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 11345 words.

The psychology of art and aesthetics is the study of the perception and experience of art and of what is beautiful. Art is a human phenomenon, and therefore aesthetics is fundamentally a...

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Affective Forecasting

Cheryl Hahn, Dieynaba Ndiaye, Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 11610 words.

In our everyday life it is common to make predictions about our future emotions. For example, we may predict that we will feel devastated if we were to break up with a significant other or...

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Aggression

Timothy Deckman, Richard S. Pond and C. Nathan DeWall.

in Psychology

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 7902 words.

Violence and aggression are prevalent across human cultures and daily life. One merely has to turn on the television or open an Internet browser to quickly gain access to violent images....

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