Impression formation is the way one processes another individual's competence and character. This process is based on the data available on someone's known actions, behaviors or traits. More »

The most accepted theory on how the creation of the solar system is core accretion, which took several steps over some 4.6 billion years. The collapsing of gravity caused the material in a nebula to spin. That created th... More »

The difference between personality and character is that personality often refers to traits that an individual was born with while character largely involves defining an individual's integrity. Common examples of persona... More »

To say a person has "regressive tendencies" is a way of saying that the individual being discussed has a tendency to behave in a less mature, or even childish, manner when he or she becomes frustrated or overwhelmed. Reg... More »

Interpersonal competence is the ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation. Such competency empowers individuals to achieve the goals of any communication in a manner that is be... More »

The six principles of the American Psychological Association Ethics Code are competence, integrity, professional and scientific responsibility, respect for people's rights and dignity, concern for others' welfare, and so... More »

Erik Erikson's eight stages of psychosocial development, first published in the 1950s, include trust versus mistrust, autonomy versus doubt, initiative versus guilt, competence versus inferiority, identity versus role co... More »