Theories

Here you can find out about the most interesting theories in the field of psychology. Approaches such as behaviourism, psychoanalysis, cognitivism, structuralism, or gestalt will help you find out some truly fascinating things about human behaviour.

The Main Theories of Emotions

Emotions are complex psychophysiological experiences that result from the interactions with your surroundings. In this article, we’re going to look at the main theories of emotions. We’ll examine the different psychological explanations for these experiences. From a psychological point of…

Harald Schultz-Hencke: A Dissident Psychoanalyst

Harald Schultz-Hencke was a German psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was born in Berlin on August 18th, 1892. Although there isn’t a lot of information on his childhood, we do know that his mother was a graphologist and his father was…

Magda B. Arnold’s Appraisal Theory of Emotions

Psychologist and philosopher William James (1842 – 1910) believed that emotions are actually the subjective experience of physiological changes (especially those related to the sympathetic nervous system) that happen when you experience a stimulus or find yourself in a particular…

Framing Theory and Media Manipulation

Framing theory belongs to a group of theories and ideas in the world of sociology and communication sciences. It’s a potential explanation as to why we focus our attention on some parts of a given reality and not on others. It…

Motivate Yourself with The Goldilocks Principle

How can you follow your dreams and stay motivated? James Clear, a well-known entrepreneur, has a simple and scientific answer. Everything you need to know to stay motivated is in the Goldilocks Principle. Even when you still have a lot…

The Bobo Doll Experiment and Aggressiveness

Between 1961 and 1963, Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura conducted an experiment to analyze children’s behavior when they saw adults being aggressive towards a doll. As a matter of fact, the Bobo doll experiment is the empirical demonstration of one of…