During different times in history, dreams have been approached from many different angles, including one from a psychological view. There is no question that people dream. The questions lie with how and why...
Most people probably do not know what the MMPI or 16PF is, but mention the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, and they are likely to show at least a glimmer of recognition. Katharine Briggs and her daughter designed the test after reading Psychological Types, The Psychology of Individuation by Carl G. Jung (Meyers, 2006). Although some research shows that not everyone who takes the test again gets the same results each time, the Myers-Briggs type indicator is not only very popular
This case study in Abnormal PSychology focuses on Fyodor Dostoyevsky and examines the life of the Rusian novelist in relation to pathological gambling.
The music helps in the growth of plants and thereby increases their production. Similarly the music has a deep effect on human health and brain growth; and helps in autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s etc
The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
This article examines the concept of humanity that underlines Karen Horney's psychoanalytic social theory.
When your brain goes blank, it temporarily interrupts your ability to perform. Take control of that foggy feeling in your head by employing five practical steps to combat and prevent blank brain.
Though criticized as somewhat reductionist and overly codified, Piaget was the first developmental psychologist to postulate a series of cognitive stages through which children grow and develop.
Physical illness commonly takes a toll on an individual’s physical self. However many do not realize that it is possible for those physical illnesses to mentally affect individuals.
Hybristophiliacs are people who are sexually aroused and attracted to people who have committed cruel, gruesome crimes such as murder and rape. It occurs more often in women than in men. There are two categories of hybristophiliacs: 1) Passive...
This is my version of the "Cube, Ladder, Horse" personality test. If you've done the test before, just check the bottom part for the interpretations.
In order to understand what types of people lead and join cults, we need to study the personalities and characteristics of these individuals in relation to their cult involvement.
This article discusses differences between suicide related OCD and other types of OCD. Reasons that compulsions associated with suicidal obsessions are ineffective at decreasing anxiety are provided.
What is Lifespan Development? Understanding the concepts of life-span development and how changes occur physically, mentally and socially across a person's lifespan.
Specialists who have studied bones, artwork, and remnants of ancient societies have noticed that the societies probably regarded abnormal behavior as the work of evil spirits. Most ancient societies believed that all events around and within them...
"Emerging Adult” is now recognized as a life-stage occurring after the teen-aged years and before full adulthood. What are the characteristics, problems, and advantages of these years?
This essay highlights the importance of Psychological Research on animals, weighing both the pros and cons of psychological research, especially the ethics of animal research in psychology.
Conformity is when we do or don't do something to appear correct or seem like part of the social circle/group. However does it have value to us in everyday life? Or are we simply sheep?
Does your favorite ice cream flavor reflect your personality traits? Take the ice cream personality test to find out!
When NASA ignored the growing stress and psychological problems reported by the Skylab 4 crew, the crew took matters into their own hands. They mutinied, cutting all communication for a full day.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
The INFJ personality is one of the rarest and most unique.Learn more about INFJ careers and INFJ relationships and Famous INFJ personalities here.
Since the time of Aristotle, humans have used the three pillars of persuasion: pathos, ethos, and logos. This articles looks at the meanings and uses of these persuasion techniques.
Understanding brain wave frequencies could be a vital piece of information that could benefit the future of medical and psychological tools to aid in the many health problems people face.
Although object recognition is important, facial recognition is even more so.In this paper the cognitive processes involved in facial recognition, identification, and classification will be explained.
The history and development of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, & how IO Psychology seeks to understand the effects that the working environment has on employee satisfaction and productivity.
The Advocate describes a person who fights for human rights, speaks out for the voiceless, and lives a life committed to advancing humanitarian causes. They are motivated by a desire to make a change.
The Montessori Method of Education often attracts parents of children with ADHD because of its individualized learning methodology, but is this really the best method for children with ADHD?
A study guide to Industrial/Organizational Psychology examining the interaction of employees and their working environment, with an interesting look at workplace behavior and motivational concepts.
Factors or determinants of personality include: the brain, physical characteristics, social experiences, religion, and heredity factors.
Join me in my quest to find out, at last, who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. There is a sure way to ID that little rascal! Exploring microexpression analysis and how to spot a liar.
This article discusses how Carl Jung's concept of humanity shapes his theories of personality and his perspective of psychoanalysis.
A discussion on the current uses and laws regarding the use of psychologists in local law enforcement and enhanced interrogation tactics as well as an argument for the use of psychologists.
Are you a confident person? Is your self esteem high or low? Do you have more of one than the other? Find out where your confidence and self esteem stand.
"I'm bored," you say. But what is boredom and why does it happen? Exploring the scientific perspective leads to surprisingly helpful insights that might banish boredom forever. Interested ? Read on...
Recruiting and socialization are both important steps in ensuring companies have the right people in place. There are different factors that can assist recruiters including strategic planning, succession planning, evaluating current employees, and keeping abreast of labor statistics (Jex & Britt, 2008). Applicants in turn evaluate companies to determine where they would fit best (Jex & Britt, 2008). Once an applicant becomes an employee socialization must occur for them to become members of t
The thirties are a decade or permanence and establishing the status quo. The thirties begin for most adults by growing a family, a predictable job, having a car and home.
Psychopathology - the science and study of psychological illnesses, the nature of them and what causes them to occur.
The study of memory in psychology is a rapidly advancing area of research. The interconnection of cognition, emotion and memory has been particularly insightful in moving this area forward.
The Bystander Effect is a tragic, yet real, part of the human experience. Why do we not help others when they may or may not be in trouble? Video examples of this very interesting psychological concept are provided.
What’s the importance of psychology? Psychology is crucial as it is concerned with the study of behavior and mental processes, and it can also be applied to many different situations in human life.
Many people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, but few have researched it. There are many misconceptions about the disorder. Learn about its portrayal in Forrest Gump in this essay.
Maslow's theory emphasizes the uniqueness of the person as well as the potential for self-direction and enhanced functioning. This theory has influenced numerous fields until today.
A strange phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect leads some people into believing they are smarter than they really are.
As atheism has become a cohesive force in society, questions regarding "belief" and "doubt" are emerging as an important issue for psychological study. Here is what psychology says.
The various lenses through which to look at the 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types help delineate the differences between types. The lense of Temperament explains the 16 types in four groupings.
The biological approach's explanation for why men and women are different. Evidence for the biological approach and its views on gender development. Key studies and research and their conclusions about gender development.
The article discusses the definition of "normal" and how "normal childhood" is defined differently based on context. Recommendations are made for how children can contribute to this description.
Niccolo Machiavelli offered advice to Italian princes on the best way to rule the people. He stressed the art of deception.
There are several types and degrees of perfectionism, some helpful and some that destroy quality of life. What type of perfectionist are you? Find out here.
Identity is not only about how individuals see themselves but also about how others see them. Identity formation is an important part of the socialization process. It is significant because establishing identity and learning about the identities of others is how we determine who we will develop relationships with (Browne, 2008). Gender and sexual identity are two facets of identity development that cannot only cause confusion but also have long-term consequences on an individual’s mental healt
Suicidal thoughts and suicidal obsessions are differentiated. Examples of suicidal obsessions and the types of compulsions that result from them are given.
Huge deadline tomorrow, but all you want to do is dance? Wish you could change the world, but doubt you're even good enough to change a tire? Feeling isolated and misunderstood? You might be INFP!
Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
When people think their lives are not going so well they often think things were better in some ill-defined past, but this is an illusion.
“[The Savage] looks with compassion on poor civilized man -- no courage, no strength, incapable of providing himself with food and shelter: a degenerate, a moral cretin, a figure of fun in his blue coat, his red hose, his black hat, his white ...
Hallucinations can range from mild to severe. A hallucination is any perception in the absence of a stimulus. While most people think of visual hallucinations, they can also be sounds, or even smells or tastes. Psychoactive drugs, Schizophrenia, and nerve damage are common causes of hallucinations. While some are pleasant, like the scent of perfume that isn't there, others are overwhelming like the sense that insects are crawling all over you.
The idealistic dreamer—there is so much to love and yet so much to grapple with. These are the main struggles of the Myers-Briggs INFP personality type.
Erik Erikson, an individual with many creative talents, was most certainly one of the pioneers of psychology and aspects of psycho-social behaviors. In this article, you'll find his theories.
This article, the first in a three article series, discusses three theories of moral development, the Piagetian, Biological & Psychodynamic models. Each theory is discussed and examples given.
Behaviorists believe that psychology should focus on measureable and observable physical behaviors and how these behaviors can be manipulated by changes in the external environment. There is no room in behaviorist theory for thoughts or emotions, a...
Start by taking the quiz and then read your personalized results to see if you are considered a type A personality or a type B personality. Maybe type C? Type D?
Neuropsychology is concerned with the brain and its interactions with the cognitive functions of the mind. Broca and Wernicke both made key discoveries vital to the development of this discipline.
An essay on the nature and causes of aggression from a psychological point of view. A comparison between the different theories of aggression.
There are many psychological defense mechanisms you use all the time to distance yourself from unpleasant realities. The only way to stop is to know yourself.
To grant meaning and integrity to the later seasons of life we must consciously embrace the experience of aging, for it can bring profound psychological rewards. As C. G. Jung well understood.
This article explains the different characteristics of the right and left brain. Brain mapping done at Mayo Clinic is explained from the procedure to the results.Brain anatomy is expained also.
Have a friend, or a loved one who is asocial and/or an introvert? This guide will help you both understand them and help them by being knowledgeable and not condescending and ignorant.
As I walked out of the theatre after viewing 'Black Swan' I could not help but notice the striking similarities between the primary actors' roles and certain archetypes of the unconcious mind as delineated by Carl G. Jung. This film seems to be...
Discover the common struggles of the ISFJ below. If you are this personality type, do you find these to be true for you?
INFJ, intuitive, feelers, funny people, smart people, Myers Brigg, Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, humanitarians, counselors, super creative people, you know.
This article considers the question of where violent behavior in humans comes from. It is a condition caused by genetics or learned from environmental influences. Is violent behavior a result of nature or nurture or the combination of both?
Perception in psychology enables us to make sense of the world around us. We view our surroundings and this information is translated into meaning within the brain.
Ostensibly paranormal deathbed phenomena are widely reported across cultures. Palliative care teams in hospices and nursing homes are also witness to a broad spectrum of perplexing occurrences.
A guide to achievement motivation in sport psychology with a focus on the following theories: need achievement, attribution, goal, and competence motivation.
Covert psychological murder is the most under-cover and unrecognized form of abuse that exists, yet nobody has ever been convicted of committing of carrying out the devastating crime.
Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Our biased brain convinces us that we are right in spite of a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
Both Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill changed the world forever. These two opponents during WW2 shared one thing in common -- mental illness.
Experience how minimal motion information enables your visual brain to perform complex cognitive tasks.
Early in Ruggerio's "The Art of Thinking" (2012), he defines 'thinking' as "any mental activity that helps formulate or solve a problem, make a decision, or fulfill a desire to understand.
Twenty percent of all women fit the ISFJ category in MBTI. She wants marriage and motherhood and she's good at it. Don't say something nasty to her. She's hyper-sensitive and she'll never forgive you.
Keep forgetting? In this article, I explore why we should memorise more and how memory techniques can be used to improve our daily lives.
Now that you have examined your personality by taking (a) the Pig Personality Test, (b) the Celebrity Personality Test, and (c) the One-Question Personality Test, it’s time to take a look at the Simple Symbol Personality Test.
Empathy is an attitude and more than that, it is a skill that can be used to deepen all kinds of relationships - at work and at home.
Myers Briggs personality struggles, the ENTP, lawyer types, social-charming types, Jeff Winger, dominate extroverted intuition, the struggle is real, insanity, arguments, the dark side of corners.
INTP struggles in this world, from dating, to interacting with others, to spaceships, and goblins, and some of these things are not true, but which??
The use of IQ tests to prove that immigrants and minorities were inferior to the white majority is discussed. The roles of Binet, Terman, Goddard and Yerkes in the Eugenics Movement are considered.
Modern psychology is decidedly naturalistic in its outlook. Yet, the reading of influential psychologists reveals a surprising variety of perspectives on the mystery of death
ESTP is one of the 16 identifiable personality types. Like all personality types, the ESTP personality has both strengths and weaknesses that make it unique. Learn about ESTP careers as well as ESTP relationships here.
If you listen to two different frequencies played in each ear simultaneously, it can have an instant and profound effect on the subconscious mind. It has the power to affect the way you think & feel.
The views and studies conducted within the cognitive branch of psychology that relate to gender differences.
A guide to the interactional approach to sports psychology focusing on personality traits and situational state responses
Have you ever wondered what your personality type was? With this free, online test you can determine your Myers Briggs personality Type. With this test you can determine each of your pathological preferences for free and online. Answer over 80 questions to determine your personality type in this fun personality test.
Would you like to know more about your personality? Without taking any test? All you have to do is draw a ...
Horney underwent psychoanalysis as a young woman and felt it helped her understand her own inner thoughts and behaviors. Though many aspects of Freudian theory accounted for Horney's "issues," she felt psychoanalysis was limited by its male bias....
Psychologist Dr. Billy Kidd interviews a 1960s Acid Guide. They discuss the psychology of psychedelics and make the counterculture movement come alive.
Do you prefer your solitude, enjoy having a social life or fall somewhere in between?Let's look at how the characteristics of an introvert differ from those of an extrovert to see where YOU fall on
Erickson's expansion on Freudian development into his 8 stages of Psychosocial development expanded the theory of developmental stages from a process finished by adolescence to a lifelong process.
You have many wonderful qualities, but the struggle is real. Here are 45 common experiences ENFJs face in their day-to-day lives. See if they're true for you below!
Circumstances more than character or personality influence and determine human behavior. An explanation of why people sometimes do things that are out of character.
Do I know you? Face detection is something we do every day without even thinking about it. For most of us recognizing faces is an automatic skill, but this is a complex psychological process.
The success of counseling largely depends on the goals identified by the counselor and the timeframe given for the treatment of a particular condition.
Andrew Solomon in The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression has composed an eye-opening and comprehensive resource on depression.
Information designed to help the reader gain a basic understanding of the Jungian animus archetype. Explains concepts such as masculine and feminine principles, the divine hermaphrodite, and how to identify and interpret animus dreams.
Feral children have fascinated us for millennia. We've concoted many fanciful stories of children who have lived and survived in the wild. But this hub reveals that there is substantial truth behind the myths and the legends. In this hub, you'll meet the real Mowgli's and Tarzan's and learn how they survived, how they were rescued, and whether they were successfully rehabiliated...
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
Social psychology looks at how people influence and are influenced by others. How the members of a group influence an individual is an important part of social psychology research. In this paper central concepts of group influence will be defined, a classical example using Stanley Milgram’s study on group influence as well as contemporary examples, including Zimbardo’s deindividuation study and Bandura’s dehumanization study on the effects of group influence will be discussed as well as how in
If you have an INFJ friend, this article will would give you ideas for how to make their birthday special without overwhelming them with surprises.
One of the 16 identifiable personality types, the ISFJ personality is warm, sensitive, and dedicated. Learn about the best ISFJ careers, relationships, and famous ISFJ individuals here.
Even though legal issues are probably not what first come to mind when most people think about psychology there is more involved in the practice of professional psychology than theories and treatment options. Psychologists are required to maintain their professional competence, not only by staying up-to-date on changes in the field of psychology but by maintaining awareness of any revisions to laws or regulations that could affect them and their practice. Some of the most significant changes i
An introduction to abnormal psychology, describing various aspects of this field, and disorders that differ in many ways to developmental behavior.