An example of an anchoring and adjustment heuristic is when a person with high-value numbers bids higher on items with unknown value after being asked to write their numbers compared to people who had low-value numbers t... More »

In psychology, heuristics are thinking strategies that guide decisions and judgments that are made quickly. These quick judgments are fueled by learned and readily available information. For example, if a person observes... More »

Mother Theresa, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bill Gates are all example of famous people with interpersonal intelligence. This kind of intelligence enables people to understand the motivations and needs of those ... More »

Heredity can influence behavior in many ways, with one such example being how color is processed in the brain; color blind people perceive the world in an alternative way, which can cause changes in how everyday tasks ar... More »

An example of manipulation of a person would be when a man asks a young child to come see his van because it has lots of yummy candy in it and then he takes the child away. Another example of manipulation would be a youn... More »

An example of passive listening is when someone is talking to another, but the other person is only hearing the words as background noise and not particularly involving himself in the listening process. Unlike active lis... More »

An example of a Freudian slip would be a person meaning to say, "I would like a six-pack," but instead blurts out, "I would like a sex pack." Another example would be addressing one's spouse by an ex-lover's name. More »