Psychology is a broad subject that aims to understand behavior and mental processes. It tries to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior. Sigmund Freud is a prominent figure in this field.
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Do subliminal messages work, and are they in advertising?
This one’s pretty tricky. First of all, subliminal messages are images or words that you’re exposed to so briefly or covertly that you don’t realize you’ve experienced them. Proponents of subliminal advertising claim that your subconscious is so deeply affected by these messages that behavior can change drastically, and it’s so subtle that you think you came up with the idea yourself. Sounds pretty nefarious, but don’t worry too much. The most famous study about subliminal advertising—the one where “Eat popcorn” and “Drink Coca-Cola” was inserted for fractions of a second into movies and drastically increased concession sales—is a complete myth (the lead researcher later admitted the data was fabricated). So, if that’s what led you to ask this question, rest assured that this pretty alarming study is totally bogus. However, some more credible studies have shown subliminal advertising to be modestly successful. Those effects are mostly short-lived, though, and there’s no evidence to suggest that modern advertisers are using them in their ads. And even though it recognizes them as ineffective, the Federal Trade Commission does categorize subliminal messages as deceptive—and therefore illegal.
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Four different historical approaches of psychology?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the classical conditioning theory?
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The cognitive perspective in psychology focuses on how?
Why are people so selfish?
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Why do people hate the word "moist"?
A common theory is that it just sounds gross, but that was somewhat debunked by a group of researchers from Oberlin College and Trinity University. They ran three experiments and discovered that 14 to 21 percent of participants were averse to the word. However, similar sounding words like “foist” and “rejoiced” did not garner the same negative feelings from the participants. “Moist” was considered most distasteful when it was paired with sexual or unrelated positive words, but many were not as bothered when it accompanied food words such as “cake.” This suggests that the reason for the disdain was more tied to what the word implied—and its association with bodily functions—than to its sound. There’s also something to be said for the cultural component, or the theory that people hate the word because other people hate the word.
Relationship between psychology and public administration?
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What is a term for a recognized group of people who share a language culture or religion?
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Factors that influence self-esteem and self-awareness?
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How do you xxplain the five enduring issues that draw psychologists together from the various subfields of psychology?
All psychologists share a common interesting five enduring issues that override their areas of specialization and that cut to the core of what it means to be human. Person-Situation To what extent is behavior caused by processes that occur inside the person (such as thoughts, emotions, motives, attitudes, values, personality, and genes)? In contrast, to what extent is behavior caused or triggered by factors outside the person (such as incentives, cues in the environment, and the presence of other people)? Nature-Nurture Is the person we become a product of innate, inborn tendencies, or a reflection of experiences and upbringing? This is the famous "nature versus nurture" debate. For decades, psychologists argued about the degree of influence that heredity or genes versus environment or experience have on thought and behavior. Stability-Change Are the characteristics we develop in childhood more or less permanent and fixed, or do we change in predictable (and unpredictable) ways over the course of our lives? Diversity-Universality To what extent is every person in certain respects (a) like all other people, (b) like some other people, or (c) like no other person? Human diversity is a central concern for psychologists. Mind-Body finally, how are mind and body connected? Many psychologists are fascinated by the relationship between what we experience (such as thoughts and feelings) and what our biological processes are (such as thoughts and feelings) and what our biological processes are (such as activity in the nervous system).
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What are educational implications of erikson theory of psychosocial development?
the implication of erickson theory is to give as guidelines about the difference psychosocial development of individual and to prevent further problem with dealing with them and to construct appropriate methods to solve it if disruptive. 1:encourage initiative in young children:- children in preschool and early childhood education programs should be given a great deal of freedom to explore their world.They should be allowed to choose some of the activities they engage.If their request for doing certain activities are reasonable, the request should be honoured. Provide exciting materials that will stimulate their imagination.