The Psychology of Sustainability

Synopsis: As the world inches closer to a climate catastrophe, the role of sustainable development as a viable and necessary action for a tenable future has been accentuated through popular and political discourse. The largest contributor to the climate disaster is human production and consumption; both of which have their roots in human behaviour. The … Read more

Common Sense Versus Psychology: Explained With Examples

Psychology and Common Sense: Psychology can be understood as the science of human behaviour that seeks to understand how human beings feel, perceive, think, learn, interact and understand themselves and the world around them. It is a science that studies observable and measurable human behaviour and also the human mind, both the conscious and the … Read more

What is Thinking in Psychology? 7 Different Types of Thinking

The APA Dictionary of Psychology defines thinking as “cognitive behaviour in which ideas, images, mental representations and other such hypothetical elements of thought are experienced or manipulated.” Thinking is both a covert and a symbolic process that allows us to form psychological associations and create models to understand the world. It is considered a covert … Read more

Minority Groups : Definition, Characteristics, Types, Problems

American sociologist Louis Wirth (1945, p. 347) defined minority groups as “a group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from the others in the society in which they live for differential and unequal treatment, and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination”. “All, too, will bear … Read more