Psychology

Crowd Psychology – Part 1 | Psychology (Optional Paper), UPSC

Crowd Psychology – Part 1 | Psychology (Optional Paper), UPSC

A crowd is only a crowd when “individuals share a social identity”. Regardless of the differences in the core of these definitions, they all share the notion of a number of people in the same place at the same time, i.e. a gathering.

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Psychology Behind Hits and Misses of Sports! | Sports Psychology, UPSC

Psychology Behind Hits and Misses of Sports! | Sports Psychology, UPSC

Sports psychology is all about addressing the issues concerned with optimal performance under extreme pressure and stress. Not only this it concerns with well being of athletes and other systemic issues associated with sporting.

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G.H.Mead – Self and Identity

GEORGE HERBERT MEAD: SELF AND IDENTITY BACKGROUND: Along with Max Weber, the American social behaviourist George Herbert Mead is credited as laying the foundations for a general approach to sociology called Interactionism. Symbolic Interactionism focuses on micro-level interaction and the way in which meanings are constructed and transmitted across the members of society. G. H.Continue reading →

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Meta Memory

META MEMORY One of the most significant developments in psychology in this new century is the growing interest and research from a metacognitive perspective that emphasizes on people’s memory-based attributions. Several theories have addressed this puzzle of seemingly not knowing and knowing at the same time, that is, how people are able to correctly predictContinue reading →

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Working Memory

WORKING MEMORY – An Emerging Construct of Conscious Processing. Good times come and go, but the memories last forever …. To a lay person this seems to be a perfect description of memory and up to an extent it is also valid but not so for a psychology student as it’s a known fact thatContinue reading →

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The Psychology of Gender – Part II

Gender Identity and Gender Expression Gender expression refers to the ways in which each individual manifests masculinity or femininity. It is usually an extension of ones Gender identity i.e. our innate sense of being male or female. Each of us expresses a particular gender every day – by the way we style our hair, selectContinue reading →

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The Psychology of Gender – Part I

The Psychology of Gender Albert Einstein once said , ‘Women always worry about the things that men forget and men always worry about the things that women remember!’. Even in prevalent times, youngsters say things like, ‘Men are from mars and Women are from Venus’.  It takes head over heels to find, why is itContinue reading →

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