What is Classical Conditioning and How It Works?

Feeding dog one of the examples of classical conditioning

  Classical conditioning is the type of learning in which you learn unconsciously. An automatic condition response is paired with a specific stimulus in classical conditioning. It creates a behavior. Ivan Pavlov is known as the father of classical conditioning. He conducted canine digestion. He found that over time, dogs were salivating … Read more

What is Gaslighting?

couple arguing

Have you ever experienced second-guessing yourself, your feelings, your perceptions, and your memories because of a manipulative person? If you have, then you’re probably a victim of what psychologists call gaslighting. It is a term used to describe the controlling and toxic actions that manipulative people use, which is emotionally abusive to … Read more

Stanford Prison Experiment

Plaque at the location of the Stanford prison experiment

  The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted between August 14-20 in 1971. It was basically a social psychology study, the purpose of which was to understand the struggle between prisoners and prison officers. The study was conducted by Professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University, who involved students in the process. The students … Read more

The Little Albert Experiment On Classical Conditioning

Little Albert Experiment

      The Little Albert Experiment was a psychology study that is based on classical conditioning. It was done by John B. Watson and his graduate assistant student Rosalie Raynor. The experiment’s idea was borrowed from a Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov where he had conducted an experiment showing conditioning in dogs. … Read more

What Is the Barbie Effect?

Barbie

Since its introduction in 1959, Barbie dolls have taken over the world. Young girls have been playing around with Barbie dolls for decades now. Today, Mattel, the company that produces and sells Barbie dolls has sold over a billion dolls, making it the company’s most profitable lines. However, Barbie has had some … Read more

How does Japan Have a 99% Conviction Rate?

A judge’s gavel on a table

  Japan is a remarkably safe society with a low crime rate. It belongs to the most peaceful countries in the world. This country also incarcerates fewer people than in other wealthy countries. The number of prisoners in Japan is also low compared to other countries. As of 2015, Japan has 48 … Read more

What exactly is Schizophrenia?

a black and white picture of a depressed man

  Schizophrenia is a disorder that attacks the human brain. It messes up with your thoughts and has a great impact on your daily life. But what exactly is this disorder, and how can we treat it? Let’s find out! Definition of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder. In this condition, … Read more

What are the different parts of the brain?

cerebral lobes

Controlling your entire body is a three-pound organ called the brain. Creativity, intelligence, and emotions are some of the things that our brain governs and controls. For its protection, it is enclosed inside a skull. The brain is composed of the Cerebellum, Cerebrum, and brainstem. In addition to that, the brain is … Read more

What is the Weapons Effect?

A semi-automatic pistol with bullets on the table

Gun violence is a leading problem in the United States, which is the primary reason why it’s not among the safest country in the world. Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the gun-related violence in the US is 25 times higher. So this poses the question, is the increasing cases of gun … Read more

What exactly is Hypnosis?

a painting in which a hypnotist hypnotizing a woman

Definition of Hypnosis Hypnosis is the process in which a person attains the levels of complete consciousness and focus. In the therapy world, it is known as Hypnotherapy or Hypnotic Suggestion.In this process, the person going through it loses all senses of pain and achieves a height of relaxation.  At times it … Read more