Learning Theory

Psychological Principles to Start the School Year off Strong

A new school year is quickly approaching, and as it does, many students may be facing a new learning environment with a series of new challenges. From a psychological perspective, there remains many different psychological schools and approaches that either explain how we process, absorb and retain information (i.e., learning), and how we navigate through new […]

Lateral Thinking: An Approach to Creativity

Achieving Insight through ‘Lateral Thinking’ When a person thinks of “lateral thinking,” one name may come to mind: Edward de Bono. In the 1960s, in the era before books of popular psychology began to dominate, De Bono remained one of the first psychologists to have his ideas reach a mainstream audience. In his books such as […]

A Tour of Multiple Intelligences

For many years, researchers and others have used the standard IQ (intelligence quotient) test to measure an individual’s intelligence and the likelihood that they will succeed in life. That said, however, in the 1980s, psychologist Howard Gardner threw out a radical new approach to human intelligence. Gardner proposed that the standard view of human intelligence had been […]