Category: Theory

Voltaire’s Epistemological Theory

This French philosopher was one of the great defenders of freedom of expression and science. If you think about it, you may come to the conclusion that a large part of our lives can be summarized in one task: knowing how to manage our doubts. We are unable to fully know everything around us, or

Transference And Countertransference In Psychoanalysis

What do these concepts that Sigmund Freud developed consist of? If there is something that characterizes the psychoanalysis developed by Sigmund Freud, it is the emphasis that it places on the psychological processes that theoretically occur unconsciously and direct our way of acting, thinking and feeling.  Psychoanalysis was born as an attempt to understand human

Walberg’s Educational Productivity Model: What It Is And What Does It Propose

This explanatory model of education sees learning as a productive process. In educational psychology many theories are known that attempt to explain how students learn. Here we will learn about Walberg’s educational productivity model, which tries to determine what factors influence the student’s academic performance or achievement, and in what way. According to the model,

Harry Stack Sullivan’s Interpersonal Theory

This theory starts from psychoanalysis to understand how relationships affect personality. Harry Stack Sullivan’s interpersonal theory of personality development is one of the best known in the field of psychoanalysis.  In this article we will describe the main concepts and postulates of this model, whose focus on interpersonal relationships significantly influenced later developments in psychotherapy.

David Mcclelland’s Theory Of Motivations

This well-known psychologist proposed a theory about three universal human needs. David McClelland’s theory of motivations is one of the best-known psychological models of human needs, especially in business and organizations. In this article we will analyze McClelland’s theory of the three needs and the most significant antecedents for its emergence. We will focus mainly

Behavioral Therapies: First, Second And Third Wave

The three generations of therapies show the evolution of health-centered psychology. Throughout the history of psychology, there have been multiple approaches and theories that have emerged with the aim of explaining how the human mind works, what psychological mechanisms influence and participate in our behavior and even how they can be altered in a way.

Harry Stack Sullivan: Biography Of This Psychoanalyst

A benchmark of psychoanalysis that created Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. The history of the study of psychology, although of relatively recent beginning, is full of important figures and of different schools and currents of thought. All of them have contributed their vision regarding the psyche and behavior, in some cases opposing each other. Among the different schools