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This page contains articles pertaining to some important concepts.   I have organized the concepts with three categories:  psychology concepts, scientific concepts, and other concepts.  Some of the psychology concepts or psychology terms can be considered psychology theories or psychological theories.
         Some of the concepts in psychology or psychology terms can be considered social psychology concepts or social psychology terms.   Moreover, some of the concepts can be considered basic psychology concepts.   Gaining knowledge of psychology definitions and basic psychology concepts is essential.  It is also essential to gain an understanding of important scientific concepts and research methodology.  It is important to have an understanding and appreciation of the scientific method and research methods.
        There are many more concepts that are not included in this section of this website.  Textbooks are likely to have many more concepts than are included in this section of this website.  Thus, it may be a good idea to also read textbooks.
PSYCHOLOGY CONCEPTS:
Love
What is Psychology?: Psychology Definition
Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Motivation with Examples of Each Type of Motivation
Operant Conditioning
Classical Conditioning
Observational Learning
Semantic Memory and Episodic Memory
The Decay Theory of Forgetting
The Interference Theory of Forgetting
The Availability Heuristic
The Hindsight Bias
Central Route and Peripheral Route to Persuasion
Fundamental Attribution Error
What is Personality?: Personality Definition
Leadership Definition
Empathy Definition
Altruism Definition
Loneliness
Self-efficacy Definition
The Big Five Personality Traits
Theories of Motivation:  Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory
The Cognitive Perspective
Organizational Culture
Procedural Memory
What is Meaning?
Freud's Defense Mechanisms
Self-fulfilling Prophecy
Confirmation Bias
The Foot-in-the-Door Technique
Divergent Thinking
Conformity
Norms
Creativity
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology Definition
Metacognition
Motivation
Values Definition
Attitude
Attribution
Self-concept
Rapport Definition
Perception
Social Loafing
Teamwork
Groupthink
Gratitude
Interpersonal Conflict Definition
Forgiveness Definition
Self-serving Bias
Illusory Correlation
False Consensus Effect
Self-actualization
Selective Attention
Short-term Memory and Long-term Memory
SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS:
Survey Research
Basic Research and Applied Research
Correlational Study
Correlation Coefficient
The Experiment
Independent Variable and Dependent Variable
Random Assignment
Observational Study
Case Study
Hypothesis
Null Hypothesis
Construct Validity
Median, Mean, and Mode
Statistically Significant Definition
Inferential Statistics Definition
Descriptive Statistics
Internal Validity Definition and External Validity Definition
Confounding Variable
Field Study
OTHER CONCEPTS:
Quality Definition
Critical Thinking
Integrity Definition
Correlation and Causation
Theory
Code of Ethics Definition
Inference