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Do Binaural Beats Work?

Binaural beats are an auditory illusion in the brain, created when two tones of different frequency are presented to different ears. Depending on the frequency of the binaural beat, different brainwave states are said to be induced, or ‘entrained’. When it comes to binaural beats one of the first things that is already asked is: […]

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Ethical Issues in Psychology

Whether you are involved in teaching, practice or research, ethical issues in psychology should be at the forefront of everything that you do. Knowing the obvious and not so obvious ethical pitfalls is essential, this article will help remind you of some of the issues you may come up against. As with any science, psychology […]

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The Dispositional Hypothesis

When people infer causes about events or behaviours order to make sense of them, they are said to be making ‘attributions’. In psychological research, attributions can be classified according to a two-dimensional model: internal vs. external and stable vs. unstable. Internal and external refer to the nature of an inference that someone might make. Internal […]

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Psychology Games for Students

Psychology, as a discipline, is the study of human behaviour and of the mind. Its aims involve an attempt to better understand social behaviour, something that connects almost all of us. Most of the processes studied in psychology – conditioning, brain function, intelligence, perception, personality, and so on – require empirical evidence and a pragmatic […]

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Multi Store Model of Memory

Understanding memory is one of the most important parts of understanding psychology as a whole. The multi store model was first put forward by Atkinson and Shiffrin in 1968 and helps us consider memory as a system of information flowing through a series of ‘stores’. This article will explain why the multi store model has […]

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What is Associative Play?

Ms. Bailey releases the children to recess and follows them outside to watch over them. While standing off to the side, she notices a group of children dance around the stack of sticks with stereotypical Indian calls. Ms. Bailey is observing something called associative play. Associative play is a form of play in which a […]

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