Dept. of Psychology
The Department of Psychology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is considered to be among the premier psychology departments. The faculty maintains a worldwide reputation for excellence and for being at the "cutting edge" of knowledge in the field.
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(2016-07-19)Negative repetitive thinking, such as worry and rumination, is considered a common risk factor for anxiety and depression. Compared to traditional research that has focused almost exclusively on the content and amount of ...
Mediating the relation between goals and subjective well-being: Global and domain-specific variants of self-efficacy (1995-09)Self-efficacy as a global personality construct was examined and contrasted with domain-specific conceptualizations of self- efficacy. Generalized self-efficacy, defined as individuals' expectations for personal mastery ...
(1985-05)Although increasing numbers of physicians, dentists, and health-care professionals employ hypnosis and relaxation techniques to control pain and reduce anxiety, clinicians have reported that many lay people are reluctant ...
Can ideas activate behavior? A meta-analysis of the effects of a variety of conceptual priming objects and strategies on behavioral outcomes (2017-07-19)Behavioral priming traces its roots back to 1890, but recently has been criticized for failure to replicate. In response, researchers argued the need for more meta-analyses (Bargh, 2012). Accordingly, the following ...
(2017-06-16)The brain has a limited processing capacity, which means that we can only be aware of a limited amount of information hitting the retina at any given moment in time. Not surprisingly, we very often experience failures in ...