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Discuss differences between sex and gender by using two pieces of research from readings to demonstrate how individuals are influenced behaviorally by each sex (nature) and gender (nurture). &nbs...

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A Life Principle

Years ago, I attended a class on Cognitive Intervention. I remember on the wall just to the right of where I sat was a sign that read "The hardest and most important lesson in life to learn is to do that which is necessary, even when it is unpleasant and uncomfortable". Simple enough right? I remember thinking to myself how unnecessary this was. I mean, it's just some pithy statement... read more

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What is an Archetype?

Though not exactly a new concept, archetypes were perhaps best defined by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist, and once pupil of Sigmund Freud. Ask a thousand people to describe something and you will get a thousand different responses, depending on the experiences and beliefs of the individual. The interpretation of God, for instance, will vary from person to person and at no... read more

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What is the difference between a Psychologist, a Psychiatrist, a Psychotherapist, and a School Psychologist?

Psychologists have a doctoral degree in psychology (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and are professionally trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues. They have advanced training in counseling, psychotherapy, psychological testing, and the science of behavior change. Psychologists are the only professionals qualified to use certain kinds of psychological tests to assess intelligence, emotional... read more

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Request for comments and suggestions regarding "Parental Alienation" in divorce or post-divorce cases

Please let me know your experience, or any helpful information you may have regarding Parental Alienation in divorce (or post-divorce) cases. I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some children who may be victims of Parental Alienation. I have been told that this is a form of child abuse, since it can seriously impact a child's self-esteem. Research shows that children in divorce cases... read more

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I'm new to the site, so here is a little information about me.

Since I am new to the site, I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I worked as a Supplemental Instruction leader for an Anatomy and Physiology course for over two years. This position is given to those who have taken the course and received a high grade and who have participated in training regarding tutoring styles and study skills. I held three sessions per week which were optional... read more

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Why I'm Different

Currently, I'm tutoring a 9th grader in biology. After fielding some questions about cell division, he asks me, "Are you good at math?" I say, "Yes." we then work on a bit of geometry. He then asks me, "Are you good at English?" I told him that I am, and that's one of the reasons his mother picked me. I'm reasonably capable and knowledgeable in many areas. But... read more

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Improving Study Habits with Psychology

In the early 1900’s, psychologists B. F. Skinner and John B. Watson developed a new branch of psychology they called behaviorism. Both scientists believed that human behavior was shaped by their environment and their reactions to it. They called this behavioral shaping “conditioning”. This article briefly describes the two types of behavioral conditioning and how parents, tutors, and teachers... read more

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Better Learning Through Biopsychology

Professional athletes hire personal trainers and learn as much as possible about getting the most out of their bodies. They study things such as exercise’s effect on muscles, the vitamins and minerals they’ll need to rebuild muscle, and how much water they’ll need to drink to stay hydrated while working out. Students can use the same approach by learning about biopsychology and learning - related... read more

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