Meta-analysis in Psychology

Meta-analysis is a quantitative research technique that aims to find the results by pooling data from multiple studies to arrive at one combined answer. The field of psychology is diverse. There are many opposing theories and divergent findings published when examining different topics. For example, some research has shown that…

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Selective Mutism: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by an inability to speak in certain situations such as school and other social settings. This disorder starts during childhood and can persist longer if left untreated. Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash Children with this disorder are unable to speak in…

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Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) Explained
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Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) Explained

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Social phobia, also known as a social anxiety disorder (SAD), is characterized by having severe persistent and irrational fears of social or performance situations in which embarrassment may occur. Many people feel uncomfortable in some social situations, but people with social phobia feel extreme levels of anxiety and fear when…

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Sensations, Types of Sensations

We know about the world through our senses. Sensation-awareness resulting from the stimulation of a sense organ and perception interpretation of sensations work together to allow us to experience the world. Vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are the popular human senses. Furthermore, there is a kinesthetic sense that helps figure out…

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Anxiety Disorder: Definition and Causes

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Photo by Hedgehog Digital on Unsplash According to the American Psychological Association (APA), anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. Interestingly, not all anxiety is bad for us. Psychologists have found out that our performance increases when we are…

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Parts of the Brain

The human brain is one of the most complex organs in the body. Weighing about 1.4kg it controls almost every vital life support system. The human brain has three major structures: ForebrainMidbrainHindbrain Picture Credit: Jupiter Images/ Forebrain The forebrain is the most anterior and most prominent part of the human…

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Neuropsychology? Introduction to Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the scientific study of the relationship between human brain function and behavior. In other words, neuropsychology aims to explain how the activity of the brain is expressed in terms of observable behavior. Neuropsychology is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing information from various disciplines like neurology, psychology, neuroanatomy, pharmacology,…

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Best Universities for Psychology 2021

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Times Higher Education has published the World University Rankings 2021 for various disciplines including psychology. Based in London, the Times Higher Education is a popular weekly education magazine reporting on higher education. This comprehensive ranking includes more than 1,500 universities from 93 countries regions. The ranking aims to provide the…

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The Psychology of Motivation: Theories of Motivation
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The Psychology of Motivation: Theories of Motivation

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Why are some people strive for success while others are satisfied with whatever life offers them? Why are some people highly ambitious while others are not? One answer to these questions is: the people involved are motivated to perform them. The term motivation refers to the internal processes that activate,…

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Why Can’t We Open Up About Our Mental Health?

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By Sanosansar- We see our mental issues like those bruises and muscle aches that make do make a difference to us, but only trivially. We may also think that we will overcome them with passing time. So, mental issues, which we cannot see but feel is ignored because we keep lingering…

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