Psychological Facts About Human Behaviour

Psychological facts about human behaviour

Whether you’re a psychologist or are just interested in understanding some of the human behaviours, you’re going to find a lot of interesting. However, the point of this article is not to provide the reader with insights into human behaviour but rather to make them a little more aware and prepared when they find themselves … Read more

The Regression in Psychology – What It Is, Why It Happens, and How to Deal With it.

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There’s been a lot of talks lately about regression in psychology, so we thought it might be time to break down what it is and why it happens. Psychological regression is a phenomenon that was first observed by Sigmund Freud, who noticed that people with complex mental disorders had a tendency to behave younger than … Read more

How Environmental Factors Influencing Personality

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Personality is not solely determined by genetic characteristics. Heredity provides only the blueprint in terms of chromosomes and genes. However, the ability to operate on that gene is largely dependent on the presence of a suitable environment. For example, a person may have mathematical ability but this ability cannot be refined unless that person is provided … Read more

Dimensions of Personality

Let me ask you a question. How many people have you met since you were a child? Thousands would be a reasonable answer. Another question is how many of these folks have personality traits in common? In terms of personality, a realistic answer is that none of them was comparable or identical. They may have … Read more

Definitions Of Personality

According to Allport (1961) personality is the “dynamic organisation within the individual of those psycho-physical systems that determine his unique adjustment to his environment”. It suggests that a person’s personality “resides” within him or her and that these systems are intertwined into an organisation.Personality is dynamic rather than static, and the organisational pattern affects the … Read more

General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.)

OVERVIEW Stress is really prevalent. While you may not be able to eliminate all stressors from your life, you can manage stress and keep yourself healthy. Stress can create mental exhaustion, irritation, and insomnia, thus this is crucial. Even if you are aware of the physical impacts of stress, you may not be aware of … Read more

Symptoms Of Anxiety

What Is Anxiety? We’ve all experienced anxiety from time to time. When we are about to take exams, or facing a job interview, or awaiting the results of some important medical tests, we feel worried about what might happen. We are tense and anxious about how we will be affected. But exactly what does anxiety … Read more

SELF ESTEEM IN ADOLESCENCE

Self-esteem is the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and of being worthy of happiness. Self-esteem is the one important factor required by anybody to succeed in life. It is said that if an individual build their self-esteem at their adolescent period it lasts all through their life. Self-esteem … Read more

Physical Changes In Male & Female

Puberty is the period during which growing boys or girls undergo the process of sexual maturation. Puberty involves a series of physical stages or steps that lead to the achievement of fertility and the development of the so-called secondary sex characteristics, the physical features associated with adult males and females. While puberty involves a series … Read more

All The Sigmund Freud’s Theories

The proponent of this theory is Sigmund Freud, who believed that human behaviour is brought about by inner forces over which the individual has little control. He was of the view that both conscious and unconscious forces influence the personality of an individual. The Structure of Personality Freud likens that the human mind to an … Read more

SUMMARY OF 8 BEST KNOWN THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Though many scientists and researchers have approached the study of child development over the last hundred or so years, only a few of the theories have been influential and these are: Freud’s psychosexual stage theory Erikson’s psychosocial stage theory Kohlberg’s moral understanding stage theory Piaget’s cognitive development stage theory Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory Freud’s psychosexual … Read more

10 SIGNIFICANT FACTS ABOUT DEVELOPMENT

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To understand the pattern of development, certain fundamental facts must be taken into consideration. Each of these has important implications and is explained as follows: 1. Early foundations are critical Early foundations are critical because attitudes, habits and patterns of behaviour established during early years determine to a large extent how successfully individuals will adjust … Read more

11 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

The life span perspective argues that significant modifications take place throughout development. It consists of the development of humans in multidimensional, multidirectional, plastic, multidisciplinary, and contextual factors. The development involves growth, maintenance and regulation. Changes that occur are interpreted in terms of the requirements of the culture and context of the occurrences. According to Paul … Read more

CONCEPT OF LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

Definition of Life Span Development We can define life span development as “The pattern of change that begins at conception and continues through the life cycle.” Lifespan development can also be defined as a methodical, intra-individual change associated with progressions corresponding to age. The development progresses in a manner implicating the level of functioning. Life-span … Read more

LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

We can define life span development as “The pattern of change that begins at conception and continues through the life cycle.” Lifespan development can also be defined as a methodical, intra-individual change associated with progressions corresponding to age. The development progresses in a manner implicating the level of functioning. Development describes the growth of humans … Read more

7 FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Relationship with Peers Children first begin to show some positive interest in other infants as early as 6 months of age. If you place two babies of that age on the floor facing each other, they will touch each other, pull each other’s hair, and reach for each other’s clothing. In 10-month-olds, these behaviours are … Read more

27 BRANCHES AND FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY

All sciences have broadly, two branches. One, the basic or academic branch and the other applied. The basic or academic branch is the result of an academic curiosity or a question e.g. Newton asked: “Why does the apple fall on the ground?” which gave rise to the theory of ‘gravity’. On the other hand, the … Read more

Short Term Memory

In our normal life, we require much more than sensory register gives us in case of memory. Some memory holds information for fairly short intervals – say up to a minute and this is known as short term memory. It is also known as “Primary” or “Active memory”. Capacity The storage capacity of the STM … Read more

Nature And 9 General Characteristics of Behaviour

According to psychologists, behaviour is everything or anything that a human being or animal does that can be observed in some way. In other words, behaviour includes all actions and responses of organisms that can be measured directly or indirectly. Behaviour not only means bodily movements but also can include mental and cognitive processes such … Read more

Allport’s Trait Theory

Gordon Allport was one of the first modern trait theorists. Allport and Henry Odbert worked through two of the most comprehensive dictionaries of the English language available and extracted around 18,000 personality-describing words. From this list, they reduced the number of words to approximately 4,500 personality-describing adjectives which they considered to describe observable and relatively … Read more

Basic Channels of Non-verbal Communication

It is interesting to note that non-verbal communication or body language accounts for more than 70% of our communication while words account for just about 10%. Thus, non-verbal communication is very important in human interaction. All of us are aware that we act differently when we are happy or sad. People tend to behave differently … Read more

Characteristic Features Of Personality

The term personality is often understood to be one who impresses other people and who has not the ability is said to have relatively poor personality. However, if one considers personality form a scientific point of view, being attractive to others is not a true concept of personality. There are following characteristic features of personality, … Read more