Psychology of Gender

Any holiday cannot be imagined without costumes. Costumes have been used in many cultures for centuries, and they are still popular nowadays. It is rather interesting why the ancient tradition has survived for such a long period. Costumes became an inseparable part of any holiday or feast that has been arranged in most communities. They let people be someone else, give the possibility to express their feelings and inner world, and just to have fun. They help to create an atmosphere of relaxation, ease, and festive feeling of joy and happiness. However, the biggest benefit of fancy dress costum ...

Psychology of Dreams

Psychology of Dreams, Reasons Behind Them and Their Meanings The interpretation of dreams began at around 3000 to 4000 B.C. At that time, they were documented on clay tablets. In certain societies, people were unable to differentiate between the real world and the dream world. Others just chose not to differentiate the two worlds. This is because they considered dreaming as a lean-to the real world and a more powerful one. Greek and roman societies considered dreams as messages from their gods or ancestors. They interpreted them in a religious context. During the Hellenic period, dreams were c ...

Problem-Solving Approaches in Psychology

Problem solving is a complex psychological process during which a person is trying to change current situation into the desired one. This process involves multiple mental procedures and consists of different stages, such as discovering a problem, its analysis, strategic thinking, etc. In psychology, there is a number of approaches and methods of studying the problem solving, and humanism and behaviorism are among them. In spite of the fact they concentrate on the same issue, these two approaches hold to absolutely different ideas: according to one approach, human actions stem from experience, ...

Industrial/Organization Psychology

As a science, psychology has a variety of fields that range from, but are not limited to clinical, abnormal, child development, and even industrial psychology. In light of all these, industrial/organizational psychology (I/O psychology) does not only deal with an individual being, but goes ahead also to deal with organizations that individuals may be employed at. The theory of I/O psychology is greatly theorized and has its roots back in 1885. In the current age, recruitment and eventual training of employees is deemed as being one of the most vital aspects of an organization. Many organizatio ...

Political Psychology of the Gulf War

The 20th century will be remembered as one of the centuries in human history that experienced a lot of wars and war rumors. The late 1960s and early 1970s experienced the cold war between the United States and the USSR, with each fighting for the position of Super Power across the globe. The Middle East crisis also begun its preparations as Israel worked on forming their own nation in the midst of Arab nations. However, one of the notable wars that will remain in the memory of many people for a long time is the Gulf War; the war between the United States of America and Iraq, that resulted from ...

Cross Cultural Psychology

Knowing What I Know Now In general sense, I have to admit that the course enabled me to clarify my own understanding of the concept of critical thinking and make it more concrete and operable. Basically, I reckon that critical thinking appears to be a specific mode of thinking which implies the constant dissection of various biases and stereotypes which might invisibly dictate the person’s judgments and behaviour. In fact, there are a lot of different statements about the world that seem to be merely taken for granted. However, in no way all these statements are universally correct. Thereby, t ...