Experiments Explained

Loftus and Palmer Study Explained

Loftus and Palmer Study Explained

Loftus and Palmer set out to study how subsequent information can affect an eyewtinesses’s account of an event. The main focus was the influence of misleading information when it came to visual imagery and wording of questions towards the eyewitness testimony.

Little Albert Experiment Explained

Little Albert Experiment Explained

Watson conducted several experiments exploring emotional learning in children. One of his most famous experiments was the Little Albert experiment, which explored classical conditioning using a nine month-old baby boy.

Asch Conformity Experiment Explained

Asch Conformity Experiment Explained

Solomon Eliot Asch (1907-1996) was a Polish-American gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psychology. He created pieces of work in impression formation, prestige suggestion, conformity, and many other topics in social psychology.

Piaget's Four Stages

Piaget's Four Stages

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who studied children in the early 20th century. Many branches of education and psychology use his theory of intellectual or cognitive development (1936). It focuses on children, from birth to adolescence, and characterizes different stages of development, including: language, morals, memory, and reasoning.

Concrete Thinking

Concrete Thinking

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who studied children in the early 20th century. Many branches of education and psychology use his theory of intellectual or cognitive development (1936). It focuses on children, from birth to adolescence and characterizes different stages of development, including: language, morals, memory, and reasoning.

Famous Psychologists & Their Achievements

Famous Psychologists & Their Achievements

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. Psychology had many early influencers, with each voice bringing a unique perspective to the field. The following psychologists played important roles in psychology’s history and made important contributions to the understanding of human behavior. 

Bobo Doll Experiment Explained

Bobo Doll Experiment Explained

Albert Bandura is an influential social cognitive psychologist who is known for his social learning theory, the concept of self-efficacy, and his famous bobo doll experiments. During the 1960s, he conducted the Bobo doll experiments, which studied observational learning.

Harlow’s Monkeys (1958) Explained

Harlow’s Monkeys (1958) Explained

Harry Frederick Harlow (1905-1981) was an American psychologist best known for his maternal-separation, dependency needs, and social isolation experiments on rhesus monkeys. This has manifested the importance of caregiving and companionship to social and cognitive development.