13 Facts About Psychology


Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, including feelings and thoughts.

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Psychology'storians note that Greek philosophers, including Thales, Plato, and Aristotle, addressed the workings of the mind.

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Psychology suggested that the difference between conscious and unconscious awareness is only a matter of degree.

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Psychology articulated the principle that human perception of a stimulus varies logarithmically according to its intensity.

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Psychology pioneered the experimental study of memory and developed quantitative models of learning and forgetting.

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The first meeting of the International Congress of Psychology sponsored by the International Union of Psychological Science took place in Paris, in August 1889, amidst the World's Fair celebrating the centennial of the French Revolution.

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Psychology observed that "the last few months of the war saw a social psychologist become chiefly responsible for determining the week-by-week-propaganda policy for the United States Government.

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Psychology departments have since proliferated around the world, based primarily on the Euro-American model.

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The European Federation of Professional Psychology Associations, founded in 1981, represents 30 national associations with a total of 100, 000 individual members.

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Psychology created a variation of existential psychotherapy called logotherapy, a type of existentialist analysis that focuses on a will to meaning, as opposed to Adler's Nietzschean doctrine of will to power or Freud's will to pleasure.

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Psychology encompasses many subfields and includes different approaches to the study of mental processes and behavior.

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Psychology entered the field with its refinements of mental testing, which promised to improve the diagnosis of mental problems.

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Psychology complained that psychologists had no basis for assuming psychological processes to be universal and generalizing research findings to the rest of the global population.

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