DSM 5: What Changed?

If you study psychology, unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual was Updated, and we are now using the 5th edition known as the DSM 5 (DSM-V). This update officially happened in 2013, but change is not easy so it took a couple years for

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Types of Personality Tests

It is interesting to think that your personality can actually be tested and categorized with some precision, and the tools used to do it are simply referred to as personality tests.  If you are studying for the EPPP you probably have a general understanding of personality tests already, but an in depth review of the


Organizational Psychology for Human Resources

Organizational Psychology is not a specific topic on the EPPP, rather it is sprinkled throughout the exam and related to other topics.  It has been separated into its own category as understanding the principles of Organizational Psychology on its own can be helpful to answer the questions you may encounter on the EPPP. The information is


Research Methods in Psychology

In order to prove itself as a legitimate field of study and science, psychology relied heavily on research and experiments.  But this research needs to ensure it is correctly studying what it claims to study, and there are many items to consider when designing an experiment.  The research methods in psychology are not very different than


Human Development Psychology

Understanding life stages and individual changes that may be attributed to these stages is an important part of psychology, and is an important component in what qualifies psychology as a science rather than an art (although arguably it is both).  Human developmental psychology is particularly interested in nature vs nurture, are attributes genetic or a

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The Nervous System

All Biological behavior, both conscious and unconscious, comes from the nervous system. It sends signals all over the body at a cellular level which impact voluntary behavior, involuntary behavior, heightened arousal, energy conservation, and the brain.  There are 2 subsystems that make up the overall nervous system, the Peripheral and the Central Nervous System. An

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Classical Conditioning

In the study of learning, the theory of classical conditioning was groundbreaking and set the foundation for much research that followed after.  Developed by Ivan Pavlov, classical conditioning is also known as Respondent Conditioning or Pavlovian Conditioning.  The most basic concept of this theory is the ideas that we learn when items are associated, paired or connected


List of Intelligence Tests

Assessment and evaluation is a way of testing individuals personality, intelligence, behavior, and cognition in order to determine recommendations going forward.  Testing is often used in the education or legal system, but also in therapeutic settings to determine what may be inhibiting someone from moving forward in their life.  This post will review types of

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Crisis Intervention Strategies, Community Interventions, and Group Therapy

This category is a little bit of a catch all, not only will it cover crisis intervention strategies, but also community intervention, and group therapy.  Considering the high weight of this particular topic you can most likely expect a few questions on crisis intervention strategies or the other topics covered in this post.  Treatment, Intervention,