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The Columbia Encyclopedia
Publication Date: 2000
Provides authoritative factual information about our world in its many guises - physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural.
Key Thinkers in Psychology
Contributes to understanding the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is psychology.
- Language: Topic Page
Systematic communication by vocal symbols. It is a universal characteristic of the human species. MORE
- Mental Health: Topic Page
Well-being and soundness of mind, not only in terms of intellectual abilities, but also in terms of the capability to deal with everyday problems, and the capacity to get on well with other people and to form and sustain relationships. MORE
- Motivation: Topic Page
In psychology, the intention of achieving a goal, leading to goal-directed behavior. Some human activity seems to be best explained by postulating an inner directing drive. MORE
- Near-death experience: Topic Page
Phenomenon reported by some people who have been clinically dead, then returned to life. MORE
- Perception: Topic Page
In psychology, mental organization and interpretation of sensory information. MORE
- Personality: Topic Page
In psychology, the patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations. MORE
- Psychiatry: Topic Page
Branch of medicine that concerns the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, including major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety. MORE
- Sleep: Topic Page
Resting state in which an individual becomes relatively quiescent and relatively unaware of the environment. MORE