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.

Sustained Attention: Concept and Theories

Sometimes it’s difficult for students that are stuck in a mandatory education system to follow this advice from Albert Einstein: “Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to…

Karen Horney’s Theories on Psychoanalysis

Karen Horney’s theories on psychoanalysis directly challenged Freud’s work. She was a notable figure and one of the few female psychoanalysts of the 20th century. Horney didn’t agree with Freud’s theory of sex being decisive to mental development, instead believing that…

Three Work Motivation Theories

Work is an essential part of life. If you take into account the hours you spend sleeping and enjoying free time, you’ll realize that work represents a big chunk of your life. Therefore, it’s really important that you remain motivated at…

Anchoring Effect: Theories and Factors

Athlete Frank Tankerton said that “You can only learn if you open yourself up to different sources of information”. And yet, can the anchoring effect be a cognitive bias that promotes just the opposite in our mind? Are we fully…

7 Fascinating Philosophical Theories

You may remember philosophy as one of the most boring subjects you had at school. Yet philosophy is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. Philosophical theories invite us to reflect on who we are and where we are going. They teach…

Jerome Bruner’s 9 Theories for Better Education

Jerome Bruner is one of the authors of a revolution in cognitive psychology following the classic computational paradigms. According to his point of view, psychology had fallen into an overly computational and mechanical paradigm. To counter that, Bruner advocated for a…

The 6 Most Important Theories on Development

Development psychology is the study of humans over all their stages of life. It looks at how cognition develops and how behavior changes over time. It is an interesting discipline that contributes a wealth of knowledge to the field of applied…

Intuitive Theories Versus What Schools Teach

Let’s first explain what intuitive theories are. Before entering school, a child does not have a blank mind. Before they even start to study, a child has already created a series of theories that explain their reality. These are called “intuitive theories”.…