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What traits best describe your personality?
Explore this list of personality traits from A to Z, including the famous big 5 traits such as agreeableness, openness, and extroversion.
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Here are just a few of the common myths about introverts that some of our readers shared.
Introverts make up a large portion of the population, but many feel that this personality type is misunderstood. Let's clear up some common misconceptions.
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Why do we forget? Explore some of the different factors that contribute to memory failures.
Forgetting occurs for many reasons and factors like time, interference, and context can influence memory. Learn more about why we sometimes forget.
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Learn more about some of the common symptoms, possible causes, and treatments for narcissistic personality disorder.
Exaggerated sense of self-importance? Constant need for attention? Exploits others for personal gain? It could be narcissistic personality disorder.
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President Obama recently awarded psychologist Albert Bandura the National Medal of Science. Learn more about Bandura's influence and theories through this selection of quotes from a few of his most famous works.
Learn more about Albert Bandura's thoughts and theories through these quotes from some of his best-known works.
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This guy realised the better alternative to the thing that Ellis despised (for good reason): self esteem is flimsy and transient because it's emotionally-experienced. Self efficacy, OTOH, is evidence based, being about what one has done and how well they did it.
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The optimism bias can sometimes lead to poor decisions when it comes to your health. Learn more.
The optimism bias leads people to believe that they are more likely to experience good over bad events. Learn how this bias can influence decisions.
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Discover how the ingroup bias influences behavior and sometimes leads to conflict between groups.
The ingroup bias leads people to favor members of their own group and can even lead to conflict with those who do not belong to the group.
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Brush up on your understanding of behaviorism in this handy overview.
Behaviorism was once a dominant force and thinkers like Watson and Skinner left a mark on psychology. What exactly is behaviorism and how does it work?
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Do you always get what you've asked for? Turns out that even when you don't get what you want you probably don't even notice. Learn more about how your brain fools you.
Choice blindness suggests that even when you don't get what you want, you probably don't even notice. Learn more about how your brain fools you.
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What factors make people more willing to conform? Learn more about the key findings of Asch's classic conformity experiments.
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Social learning plays an important role in how people acquire new information and skills. Explore Albert Bandura's influential social learning theory:
Bandura's social learning theory suggests that people can learn though observation, including direct instruction, modeling, and imitation.
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Can you resist temptation? Learn more about why being able to delay gratification is so important.
Can you resist temptation? Research suggests that the ability to delay gratification might be critical to success and well-being. Learn more.
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Writer and educator Kendra Cherry specializes in making psychology more understandable for students. She shares her knowledge at the About.com Psychology site and is the author of the Everything Psychology Book (2nd Edition).
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