Popular Theory of the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman

The word emotion is derived from the Latin word ‘mot’ which means ‘to move’. In this article we will go through the 6 Basic Emotions by Paul Ekman. Emotions are an important and inevitable part of human being. Let us get familiar with the definition Read More …

Maslow’s surprisingly interesting Need Hierarchy Theory of Motivation

Abraham Maslow is well known for Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory of Motivation. The theory includes basic 5 levels of needs. Non-fulfillment of these needs motivates a being to take action and fulfill them. Thus, any human works in order to satisfy these needs. Therefore, this Read More …

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence

What is Intelligence? The word intelligence derives from the Latin word intelligere which means to comprehend or to perceive. It is the most basic meaning. In this article we will particularly focus on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence. Let us see some basic definitions of intelligence by psychologists. Definitions of Intelligence Read More …

Transactional Analysis – Meaning, Ego states, Functions

Introduction to Transactional Analysis Transactional Analysis, TA given by Eric Berne, is a psychological tool. It enables us to understand the structure or the elements that constitute our personality. The way TA describes our personality is very simple. As a result it is devoid of Read More …

Cattell’s 16 Personality Factor Theory

Raymond Cattell was a British-American psychologist, known for his psychometric research. It was based on intrapersonal psychological structure. Consequently he put forth ‘Cattell’s 16 Personality Factor Theory’. In addition, his work explored the basic dimensions of personality and temperament, the range of cognitive abilities, the Read More …

Freud’s Psychoanalytical Theory of Personality

Sigmund Freud a physician by profession, was the major contributor of psychoanalytic theory of personality. He developed his theory while doing clinical practice with patients. “Unconscious mental processes” is the center of Freud’s Psychoanalytical Theory of Personality. It refers to those desires, needs, and motivations Read More …

3 Main Categories of Allport’s Theory of Personality

Gordon Willard Allport was an American psychologist who focused on the study of ‘Personality’. He is also known for being one of the founders of ‘Personality Psychology’. Gordon Allport’s Theory of Personality is considered to be one of the more scientific theories which have put Read More …

Big Five Theory of Personality

In this article, we will learn about the Big five factor personality theory.  It is one of the widely popular personality theories. The Big Five serves as an integrated system and represents personality description. Moreover, doing so in a common framework instead of replacing the Read More …

What is Stroop Effect Experiment ?

Introduction Of Stroop Effect Experiment  The ‘Stroop Effect’ was named after John Ridley Stroop who discovered this occurrence in the 1930s.  Stroop created three classic experimental research theories, while conducting his experiments with a group of participants. His first theory compared reading a list of Read More …

What is Attention? It’s Definitions, History, Process, Types, etc

May I have your Attention please!!! A large number of stimuli hit upon our sense organs simultaneously, but we do not notice all of them at the same time. Only a selected few of them are noticed. “paying attention” is concentrating—shutting out other activities or Read More …

Fiedler’s Contingency Leadership Theory

Contingency/ Situational Theories- Sometimes the success of a leader does not depend upon the qualities, traits and behaviour of a leader alone. The context in which a leader exhibits her/his skills, traits and behaviour matters. Theory views leadership in terms of a dynamic interaction between Read More …

History of leadership

A. The Iowa Leadership Studies by Kurt Lewin (University of Iowa,1930) A series of pioneering leadership studies by Ronald Lippitt and Ralph K. White under Lewin Kurt Lewin is recognized as the father of group dynamics Three different styles of leadership— 1.Authoritarian- Very directive and Read More …