The confirmation bias

Confirmation bias is a tendency to select, process and interpret information in a way that alines with one’s internal belief system. The confirmation bias is an example of a cognitive bias, a set of thought patterns that distort the objective interpretation of input in favour […]


The big five personality traits

Decades of research narrowed the paterns in which people described themselves down to five groups: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion (also spelled extraversion), Agreeableness, and Neuroticism (or OCEAN for short). The “Big five personality traits” theory is currently the most popular and most comprehensive way to categorise personality traits.

Maslow Hierarchy of Needs - Sprouts Psychology

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology, which argues that there are five stages of human needs that motivate our behavior. The five stages were later arranged in a pyramid. he theory argues that in order to achieve the freedom to attend to the self, the needs at the base of the pyramid must be fully and securely met.

John Bowlby's Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory: How Childhood Affects Life

The attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life, is critical to our development. If our bonding is strong and we are securely attached, then we feel safe to explore the world. If […]