Posts in Psychology Classics
Reinforcement vs Punishment: from Animal Training to Theology

Ever felt “positively punished” when your dog-trainer or psychologist inundate you with these lingo?

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Psychology Classics: Claude Steele’s Stereotype Threat Paradigm

In the late 1980s, a university committee at the University of Michigan called for psychology professor Dr. Claude Steele to tackle the problem of academic achievement among minority students at the university. His subsequent research resulted in the discovery and identification of one of the most far-reaching and influential phenomena in social psychology

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Psychology Classics: James Pennebaker’s Expressive Writing Paradigm

ames Pennebaker’s writing paradigm was an important contribution to the young field of health psychology at the time and continues to be used today to explore connections between disclosure and physical and mental health and to generate hypotheses about other psychological phenomena.

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Psychology Classics: Wason Selection Task (Part I)

This post is the first of three on the Wason selection task (Part II), and part of our ongoing series exploring classic experiments and theories in the history of psychological research.

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