Memory distortions: What causes them?

memory distortions

It’s tempting to think our memory works like the memory of a video recorder, in that it replays information exactly as recorded. This isn’t always the case. Our memory is prone to errors called memory distortions. A distorted memory is a memory whose recall differs from what was encoded (recorded). In other words, our memories …

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Types of memory in psychology (Explained)

autobiographical memory

Memory in psychology is defined as the persistence of learning. You can learn, recognize, and recall information. This shows your mind has an in-built storage system for information. In this article, I’ll briefly discuss the types of memory in psychology. Then, I’ll explain them in detail in the next sections. Types of memory in psychology …

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Zung self-rating depression scale

zung self rating depression scale

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) is a depression self-test that measures your current depression level. It was originally developed by W.W. Zung to test the level of depression in patients diagnosed with depression. The Zung self-rating depression scale assesses the various psychological as well as somatic symptoms associated with depression. It measures common characteristics …

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Temperaments test: Explore your natural traits

temperaments test

If you’re eager to test your natural temperament style, the Fisher Temperament Inventory (FTI) is the right test to take. When you’re done with this temperaments test, you’ll get a clear picture of your natural traits and tendencies. Those who have a good degree of self-awareness may find that the results confirm what they already …

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Free will vs fate vs determinism (Quiz)

free will vs fate quiz

Our approach to life is largely governed by our beliefs regarding how the world works. Most people are aware of the free will vs fate dichotomy. Free will means you’re responsible for your actions and circumstances whereas fate a belief in fate or fatalism means everything that happens to you is predetermined. Determinism, on the …

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Dark triad test of personality (SD3)

dark triad test

The Short Dark Triad test (SD3) is a brief personality test that tells you how you fare on the three dark personality traits- Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy. These traits are known as the Dark Triad of personality. They’re socially aversive traits- traits that are unpleasant to other people. We all have some combination of these …

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Emotional intelligence assessment

emotional intelligence assessment

The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) is an emotional intelligence assessment that measures your general emotional intelligence level. Emotional Intelligence is key to self-understanding and understanding the people in your life. Emotional Intelligence is a broad term that encompasses a set of personal and interpersonal skills. According to Daniel Goleman, author of the widely …

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Take the Aspects of Identity test

aspects of identity

The Aspects of Identity Questionnaire (AIQ-IV) tests your scores on various identity orientations that reveal what parts of you are more important to you than the others. The different parts or aspects of your identity are what make you, you. Throughout childhood, adolescence and teenage years, we’re in this constant process of defining ourselves- constructing …

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