What are good theories?
Consistent: internally (with itself) and with other currently accepted theories applicable to related aspects of nature. Broad scope: consequences should extend far beyond the particular observations, laws, or subtheories it was originally designed to explain.
What are the principles of motivation in psychology?
Basic principles of motivation exist that are applicable to learning in any situation: The environment can be used to focus the student’s attention on what needs to be learned. Teachers who create warm and accepting yet business-like atmospheres will promote persistent effort and favorable attitudes toward learning.
What are psychological principles?
The principles are organized into five areas of psychological functioning: cognition and learning; motivation; social and emotional dimensions; context and learning; and assessment.
What is learning and how do we learn?
Learning involves far more than thinking: it involves the whole personality – senses, feelings, intuition, beliefs, values and will. Learning occurs when we are able to: Gain a mental or physical grasp of the subject. Make sense of a subject, event or feeling by interpreting it into our own words or actions.
What are the social psychological principles?
- Introducing Social Psychology. Defining Social Psychology: History and Principles.
- Social Cognition. Sources of Social Knowledge.
- The Self. The Cognitive Self: The Self-Concept.
- Attitudes, Behavior, and Persuasion. Exploring Attitudes.
- Perceiving Others.
- Influencing and Conforming.
- Liking and Loving.
- Helping and Altruism.
How do you describe a theory?
A theory is a well-substantiated explanation of an aspect of the natural world that can incorporate laws, hypotheses and facts. A theory not only explains known facts; it also allows scientists to make predictions of what they should observe if a theory is true. Scientific theories are testable.