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Overview page. Subjects: History.

Collecting all the field‐names of a parish from every available source, from earliest times to the present day, is a worthwhile task for a local historian or a group project. Unlike the...

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Introduction: Environmental and Conservation Psychology

Susan D. Clayton and Carol D. Saunders.

in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 4274 words.

Environmental psychology has been an established field for half a century. The term “conservation psychology” has a much more recent history. What is conservation psychology, and what is...

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Attraction in Close Relationships

Pamela C. Regan.

in Psychology

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 13030 words.

Interpersonal attraction—liking or positive sentiment—plays a fundamental role in human life. The experiences we have and the outcomes we receive in virtually all areas of our...

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Animal Learning

Debbie Kelly.

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. 3557 words.

Understanding why animals, including humans, behave as they do requires an appreciation for learning. Much of the history of animal learning has come from controlled laboratory experiments,...

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Counseling Psychology

Elizabeth Nutt Williams.

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. 10014 words.

Counseling psychology is a specialty within psychology that focuses on counseling, research, and assessment in which close attention is paid to individual’s assets and psychological...

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Comparative Psychology

Sarah Brosnan and Katie Hall.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 12736 words.

Comparative psychology, a subdiscipline of psychology, is the scientific study of the behavior and cognition of human and non-human animals, with emphasis on how behavior relates to...

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Comparative Psychology

Sarah Brosnan and Katie Hall.

in Psychology

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 12736 words.

Comparative psychology, a subdiscipline of psychology, is the scientific study of the behavior and cognition of human and non-human animals, with emphasis on how behavior relates to...

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Autobiographical Memories

Qi Wang, Cagla Aydin and Jessica Zoe Klemfuss.

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. 11041 words.

Autobiography as a literary genre has existed for centuries—with Augustine’s (354–430) Confessions being commonly regarded as the first Western autobiography—and has gained increasing...

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Small Groups

Richard Moreland.

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. 19038 words.

Much of life is shaped by the small groups to which we belong. These groups include families, work teams, and friendship cliques, to name a few examples. Because they are so important,...

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Laughter

Jennifer Hofmann and Willibald Ruch.

in Psychology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 12716 words.

Laughter is an audio-visual expressive-communicative signal, consisting of an initial forced exhalation, followed by a more or less sustained sequence of repeated expirations of high...

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