education

Why are Statistics Useful in Psychology?

Statistics usually draw the attention of those who start a psychology career. They believe that numbers are a thing of the past, but this worrying subject suddenly pops up. What do scientists use statistics for? Why are they useful for…

Are There Sex Differences in Intelligence?

“Women must earn less than men because they’re weaker, smaller, and less intelligent”. A Polish MEP made these statements just a year ago. Unfortunately, we’ve all heard some unfortunate, documented comments that compared men’s intelligence to women’s.

When Parents Use Blame to Raise Their Children

There are still many parents who justify using blame as a parenting style. They think that rewards and punishment are the fundamental basis for a proper education. This is true, especially in the early ages. However, it’s imperative to understand…

Stressed Teachers: Learning to Care for Our Educators

Some people think that stressed teachers are the only ones who feel the consequences of that stress. Feeling unhappy and exhausted negatively affects your performance at work. This is especially relevant if you think about what happens when a teacher’s performance…

The Influence of the Montessori Method Today

Maria Montessori is the creator of a teaching method that revolutionized the field of early education. Such was the scope of its proposals that its name transcended its field. The method she proposed put special emphasis on games, which made…

Education Through the Amazing Eyes of John Dewey

John Dewey (1859-1952) is considered one of the most important educational psychologists in history. Also, his models in this field were part of the revolution of pedagogy in the last century. Even in current times, part of our educational system still…

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…

What Does Inclusive Education Mean?

From educational psychology‘s perspective, we’ve moved from using the word “integrated” to “inclusive”. Is inclusive education just a modernization of the term, or does it imply a change in values and practices? You might think that changing one word for another…

What Does an Educational Psychologist Do?

When you use the word psychology, people generally think of clinical psychology. However, psychology is a much broader discipline than that. Basically, it is the science of human behavior and mental processes. Within the field are many different professions. One…

The “Yes I Can” Generation

People talk about the “I don’t care” generation. Young people who don’t care about school or work or the future since they’re living in such a peaceful present they don’t see it ever ending. Young people who drop out of high school because…

Parents of Little Narcissists

Many parents think that their child is the cutest and smartest. Theirs is the the one who gets the best grades, and does everything well… This is natural. After all, we are all essentially special and unique. Nevertheless, constantly calling attention…

Evaluations: Do Exams Evaluate Students Correctly?

Nowadays the most common way we evaluate our students is through much-feared exams. We’re talking about tests where students have to respond to questions about the subject. But are those exams the best way to evaluate a student’s knowledge? Are there…

The Shadow Archetype – The Dark Side of Your Psyche

According to Carl Jung’s analytic psychology, the shadow archetype represents “the dark side” of your personality. It is a tumultuous sub-world of the psyche where you store the most primitive part of yourself. The selfishness, the repressed instincts, and the “unauthorized”…