How Psychological Research Applies to Various Aspects of Social Life (Aviophobia)

Gavin Lyall, the great novelist, once said, “…if God had intended men to fly He’d have given us wings” (Lyall, n.d., p. 1). Lyall’s quote epitomizes the feeling that most of us experience while defying the law of gravity in an airplane. It almost seems unnatural; however, when this normal fear becomes an irrational, unfounded... Continue Reading →

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Social Influences on Behavior

Social cognition is the process through which we categorize and understand the world around us and the social interactions that link us to that world. There exists within the psychological understanding of social cognition three models for understanding social interaction: networks of association, schemas, and concepts (Kowalski & Westen, 2005). The manner that human behavior... Continue Reading →

How Do Phobias Differ From Fears

Post your response to the following questions: How do phobias differ from fears? What types of phobias affect a person’s ability to function normally in society? How is his or her ability to function in society affected? What can cause a person to develop a phobia? The differences between phobias and normal fears center on... Continue Reading →

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