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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, guide, and maintains our behavior. …

Psychophysics

The word psychophysics is derived from two words (psycho, which means mind or experience and physics that means physical events). Psychophysics studies the relationships between physical activities, physical aspects of the stimuli, and our psychological experience to them. Psychophysics played an important role in the development of the field of psychology. The German psychologist Gustav Fechner (1801-18877) …

Scientists have identified several chemical substances at synapses in the nervous system and the junction between nerves and the muscles. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are essential for maintaining vital brain and bodily functions, and their excess or deficiency can produce several behavioral disorders. Some of the neurotransmitters available in the body and their …

Although the study of mental processes and behavior can be traced back to ancient Greece, Psychology emerged as a separate field over the 19th century. Many philosophers strived to answer the questions related to the human mind, such as How do we make sense of the world around us? What is the relationship between the …

Psychology is a highly interdisciplinary field and the people who pursue this discipline work in various areas. You can find a psychologist working in a clinical health setting diagnosing and treating mental health disorders, another working on legal contexts, and so on. We can study the work of psychologists by discussing the branches of psychology. …

A few years ago, when I told my friends that I want to be a psychologist, they said to me, “so you wanna be a doctor that treats mental disorders.” Somehow I was able to make them understand the difference between the two. I later realized that they are not the only ones that are …