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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov – Another Russian pioneer

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) was a pioneering Russian physiologist credited with developing the scientific study of Behaviorism. Rather than spend time rewriting what every psychology 101 student learns, I’ll just copy and paste Wikipedia’s version of Pavlov’s remarkable contribution to the … Continue reading


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Superego

In Sigmund Freud‘s psychoanalytic theory, the superego is the conscious or unconscious element of the ego that is formed from the child’s internalization of parental values, beliefs and prohibitions. Because the superego is internalized in childhood, its moral injunctions are … Continue reading

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