31,152 Results
module icon
Anxiety and Related Disorders
Author: David H. Barlow and Kristen K. Ellard
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Anxiety is a natural part of life and, at normal levels, helps us to function at our best. However, for people with anxiety disorders, anxiety is overwhelming and hard to control. Anxiety disorders develop out of a blend of biological (gene…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Dissociative Disorders
Author: Dalena van Heugten - van der Kloet
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
In psychopathology, dissociation happens when thoughts, feelings, and experiences of our consciousness and memory do not collaborate well with each other. This module provides an overview of dissociative disorders, including the definitions o…
email iconphone icon

module icon
History of Mental Illness
Author: Ingrid G. Farreras
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
This module is divided into three parts. The first is a brief introduction to various criteria we use to define or distinguish between normality and abnormality. The second, largest part is a history of mental illness from the Stone Age to …
email iconphone icon

module icon
Mood Disorders
Author: Anda Gershon and Renee Thompson
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Everyone feels down or euphoric from time to time, but this is different from having a mood disorder such as major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. Mood disorders are extended periods of depressed, euphoric, or irritable moods that in…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Personality Disorders
Author: Cristina Crego and Thomas Widiger
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
The purpose of this module is to define what is meant by a personality disorder, identify the five domains of general personality (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness), identify the six personality …
email iconphone icon

module icon
Psychopathy
Author: Chris Patrick
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Psychopathy (or “psychopathic personality”) is a topic that has long fascinated the public at large as well as scientists and clinical practitioners. However, it has also been subject to considerable confusion and scholarly debate over the y…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Psychopharmacology
Author: Susan Barron
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Psychopharmacology is the study of how drugs affect behavior. If a drug changes your perception, or the way you feel or think, the drug exerts effects on your brain and nervous system. We call drugs that change the way you think or feel psy…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Author: Deanna M. Barch
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Schizophrenia and the other psychotic disorders are some of the most impairing forms of psychopathology, frequently associated with a profound negative effect on the individual’s educational, occupational, and social function. Sadly, these di…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Therapeutic Orientations
Author: Hannah Boettcher, Stefan G. Hofmann, and Q. Jade Wu
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
In the past century, a number of psychotherapeutic orientations have gained popularity for treating mental illnesses. This module outlines some of the best-known therapeutic approaches and explains the history, techniques, advantages, and dis…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Autism: Insights from the Study of the Social Brain
Author: Kevin A. Pelphrey
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from a profound social disability. Social neuroscience is the study of the parts of the brain that support social interactions or the “social brain.” This module provides an overview of ASD an…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Social Anxiety
Author: Todd Kashdan
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Social anxiety occurs when we are overly concerned about being humiliated, embarrassed, evaluated, or rejected by others in social situations. Everyone experiences social anxiety some of the time, but for a minority of people, the frequency a…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Biases
Author: Cara Laney and Elizabeth F. Loftus
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Eyewitnesses can provide very compelling legal testimony, but rather than recording experiences flawlessly, their memories are susceptible to a variety of errors and biases. They (like the rest of us) can make errors in remembering specific d…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Failures of Awareness: The Case of Inattentional Blindness
Author: Daniel Simons
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
We think important objects and events in our world will automatically grab our attention, but they often don’t, particularly when our attention is focused on something else. The failure to notice unexpected objects or events when attention is…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Hearing
Author: Andrew J. Oxenham
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Hearing allows us to perceive the world of acoustic vibrations all around us, and provides us with our most important channels of communication. This module reviews the basic mechanisms of hearing, beginning with the anatomy and physiology of…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Multi-Modal Perception
Author: Lorin Lachs
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Most of the time, we perceive the world as a unified bundle of sensations from multiple sensory modalities. In other words, our perception is multimodal. This module provides an overview of multimodal perception, including information about i…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Time and Culture
Author: Robert V. Levine
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
There are profound cultural differences in how people think about, measure, and use their time. This module describes some major dimensions of time that are most prone to cultural variation.
email iconphone icon

module icon
Touch and Pain
Author: Dan-Mikael Ellingson, Siri Leknes, and Guro E. Løseth
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
The sensory systems of touch and pain provide us with information about our environment and our bodies that is often crucial for survival and well-being. Moreover, touch is a source of pleasure. In this module, we review how information about…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Vision
Author: Simona Buetti and Alejandro Lleras
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Vision is the sensory modality that transforms light into a psychological experience of the world around you, with minimal bodily effort. This module provides an overview of the most significant steps in this transformation and strategies tha…
email iconphone icon

module icon
Taste and Smell
Author: Linda Bartoshuk and Derek Snyder
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
Humans are omnivores (able to survive on many different foods). The omnivore’s dilemma is to identify foods that are healthy and avoid poisons. Taste and smell cooperate to solve this dilemma. Stimuli for both taste and smell are chemicals…
email iconphone icon

module icon
The Vestibular System
Author: Dora Angelaki and J. David Dickman
Subject: Psychology
Source: Noba
Type: Module
Description:
Cover Image
The vestibular system functions to detect head motion and position relative to gravity and is primarily involved in the fine control of visual gaze, posture, orthostasis, spatial orientation, and navigation. Vestibular signals are highly pro…
email iconphone icon

back to top arrow