Mental health professionals are called "shrinks" due to the early use of the slang word "headshrinker," acting as a shortened form of it and displacing the word in common use over time. The word is used as slang that ref... More »

Psychiatrists are commonly referred to as shrinks due to the historical likening of a psychiatrist's practices to the practice of primitive tribes preserving and shrinking the heads of their enemies. The slang term "shri... More »

The questions asked in a psychological evaluation vary based on the psychologist and the patient. An interview often begins with the psychologist inquiring about why the patient is having the evaluation and how much any ... More »

The most famous Filipino psychologist is quite possible Virgilio Enriquez, who is known throughout the Philippines as the Father of Filipino Psychology. He founded the National Organization of Filipino Psychology in 1975... More »

Sigmund Freud, a psychoanalytic psychologist, explained defense mechanisms as unconscious forces that react to conflicts by acting in defense of the ego. Defense mechanisms protect the conscious mind from overwhelming fe... More »

The difference between classical and operant conditioning starts with the psychologist who discovered each technique, continues with the differences in behavior modification and how to elicit a desired outcome, and one f... More »

The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs is a theory proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation." It is a construct that expresses a pattern of needs that must be fulfilled in order for ... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology