Lazarus cognitive mediation theory

Cognitive Mediation theory Cognitive mediation theory proposed by American psychologist Richard Lazarus (1922-2002). Richard Lazarus attempts to explain how cognition, stress, and emotion interrelate to one another through the cognitive mediational theory of emotion. His theory focuses on the role of what he called “appraisal”. Read More …

Carl Rogers person-centered theory

Carl Rogers originated a popular approach to psychotherapy known initially as non-directive or client-centered theory/ therapy and later as person-centered theory/ therapy. Rogers’s personality theory, like Maslow’s, stands on humanistic psychology, which Rogers made the framework for the patient–therapist relationship. Rogers developed his theory not 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 …

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 …