Andrew Solomon in The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression has composed an eye-opening and comprehensive resource on depression.
Curious about the concept of mind control, an idea popularized in books and movies? In this article, I introduce the ideas of credibility, and why it heavily outweighs the abstract concept of mind control.
A strange phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect leads some people into believing they are smarter than they really are.
A light-hearted and simplified review of the educational development theories of Vygotsky, Erikson, and Paiget.
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...
Parents are delighted when their babies first start to laugh. But why do babies laugh? What do they laugh at? With some wonderful video footage and a bit of science, everything is explained here.
The glitch spot of the INFJ -- why your extroverted sensing function sucks, and why your introverted intuition rocks.
Psychology can off a lot of insight regarding the big questions people have a about love, life and the pursuit of happiness. Some of the top psychology questions of all time are presented here with their answers.
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.
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.
Introduction This paper will explore families with an adolescent identified as a juvenile sexual offender. It will examine therapeutic concerns common to families in this stage of the life cycle for adolescents and those teenagers classified as...
Why does prejudice and discrimination still occur? A brief look at two possible theories that explain why prejudice and discrimination occur.
A comprehensive review for stepmoms trying to understand and survive the chaos of a borderline ex-wife or girlfriend.
Great psychologists argued that the manner in which we face our mortality has a profound impact on our attitude towards life and our overall psychological well being.
Summarizing 10 scientific theories about the purpose of dreams. Possible functions include aiding memory, preventing heat loss, and rehearsing threats.
"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?
Lawrence Kohlberg is best known for his theory of a six-stage model on the stages of moral development.
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
“[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 ...
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
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.
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.
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!
Would you like to know more about your personality? Without taking any test? All you have to do is draw a ...
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.
Archetypes are behaviors, traits and actions that help identify our truest self. By identifying our archetypes, we can unlock our greatest powers. Here is a look into the archetype of the fashionista.
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.
Psychologists have proposed a number of theories about the origins and function of emotions. The theorists behind the dissenting views do agree on one thing, however: emotion has a biological basis.
Advice on how to grow stronger as an ISTJ and ISFJ, Myers Briggs awareness, how you can help yourself to grow stronger than you previously realized.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
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
A guide to the interactional approach to sports psychology focusing on personality traits and situational state responses
What is your animal personality profile? The BOLT test results may surprise you! There are four personality types: the bull, owl, lamb, and tiger. Knowing the types and understanding the differences between them improves communication, sales, and customer service.
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.
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?
An introduction to abnormal psychology, describing various aspects of this field, and disorders that differ in many ways to developmental behavior.
What is Lifespan Development? Understanding the concepts of life-span development and how changes occur physically, mentally and socially across a person's lifespan.
Psychopathology - the science and study of psychological illnesses, the nature of them and what causes them to occur.
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!
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
The success of counseling largely depends on the goals identified by the counselor and the timeframe given for the treatment of a particular condition.
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...
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.
In this article, I explain cognitive dissonance and give some real-life examples of the foot-in-the-door technique. This is a basic concept of psychology and examples like this make it easier to understand for students.
This article informs of a new understanding of depression by evolutionary psychologists: depression as an adaptive trait from early human ancestors.
Experience how minimal motion information enables your visual brain to perform complex cognitive tasks.
Behaviorists believe that psychology should focus on measurable and observable physical behaviors, and how these behaviors can be manipulated by changes in the external environment.
This article will help you pass the AS Unit 1 psychology exam 'Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods'.
Transactional analysis is a powerful model which can help people understand why communication sometimes goes so wrong, and how to make it better.
The Myers Briggs personality INFJ. Introverted + intuitive + feeler + judging. Hanging out with the friend most likely to be Gandhi, Mother Teresa, or Martin Luther King Jr... or Seinfeld
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
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.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has been a very misinterpreted, underestimated, misunderstood, and feared disorder. DID forms through self-power, not weakness. In this article, I talk about using the system unification method to heal DID.
Keep forgetting? In this article, I explore why we should memorise more and how memory techniques can be used to improve our daily lives.
Both Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill changed the world forever. These two opponents during WW2 shared one thing in common -- mental illness.
Does frequent internet use cause social isolation, or are more socially isolated individuals simply more likely to be drawn to the internet?
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....
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.
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.
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.
This case study in Abnormal PSychology focuses on Fyodor Dostoyevsky and examines the life of the Rusian novelist in relation to pathological gambling.
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.
Psychologist Dr. Billy Kidd interviews a 1960s Acid Guide. They discuss the psychology of psychedelics and make the counterculture movement come alive.
This article discusses how Carl Jung's concept of humanity shapes his theories of personality and his perspective of psychoanalysis.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
Discover the common struggles of the ISFJ below. If you are this personality type, do you find these to be true for you?
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.
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.
"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...
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.
The views and studies conducted within the cognitive branch of psychology that relate to gender differences.
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.
MDMA, known as ecstasy, is an illicit substance commonly used in the rave scene. The high is immensely enjoyable, making the user feel simultaneously euphoric, excited, empathetic, loving and at peace with the world. In this article, I take a closer look at the psychology of MDMA use and addiction.
The INFJ personality is one of the rarest and most unique.Learn more about INFJ careers and INFJ relationships and Famous INFJ personalities here.
"Mind Tricks" can be fun to play on your family and friends (with their consent, of course!). Learn some of the easiest "mind tricks" to perform here...
Archetypes are personality profile that describe certain groups of people. By identifying your own archetypes, you can unlock your greatest powers and learn to minimize your weaknesses.
An essay on the nature and causes of aggression from a psychological point of view. A comparison between the different theories of aggression.
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.
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.
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.
This article examines the concept of humanity that underlines Karen Horney's psychoanalytic social theory.
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.
Signs you're an extrovert, dating an extrovert, and why extroverts love people and the world so much.
The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
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.
This article outlines social ideas of mental illness, definition of mental illness, and when a person should seek help.
This issue discusses cyberbullying and answers a question about a type called doxing. Included is a review of the book Cyber bullying Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints by Lauri S. Scherer.
INFJ, intuitive, feelers, funny people, smart people, Myers Brigg, Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, humanitarians, counselors, super creative people, you know.
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.
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?
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
Circumstances more than character or personality influence and determine human behavior. An explanation of why people sometimes do things that are out of character.
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.
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.
Niccolo Machiavelli offered advice to Italian princes on the best way to rule the people. He stressed the art of deception.
Famous people with the INFJ Myers Briggs personality type (and why they're famous.) INFJ celebrities include actors, politicians, world leaders, and activists. Do you relate to these INFJs?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Couple’s therapy really is therapy because you are physically working on a relationship. Emotions, thoughts, and feelings are all brought into therapy, but there are specific exercises and actions that the couple does together to improve their relationship.
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.
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.
Balance is the root of all healthy relationships, including our relationship with ourselves. Our experience of wholeness depends upon our accepting ourselves, both our conscious minds and our unconscious "shadow" self. In this article are tools to help you.
Suicidal thoughts and suicidal obsessions are differentiated. Examples of suicidal obsessions and the types of compulsions that result from them are given.
A brief look at Pierre Bourdieu's 'On Television' (New York: New Press, 1998. Print), and its astute critiques of modern journalism and the implicit corruption of media in favor of ratings.
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.
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.
A guide to achievement motivation in sport psychology with a focus on the following theories: need achievement, attribution, goal, and competence motivation.
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.
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.
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
Psychiatrist Carl Jung’s construct of the shadow, comprised of the denied aspects of the self, conceals within itself the golden key to forging new solutions in the future.
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.
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
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.
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.
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There are various ways to cook eggs. People might not know that the way they eat their eggs reveals a lot about them. See what it says about you.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article is a book review of a book titled "The Righteous Mind...Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion." It gives reasons why liberal and conservative thinking and behavior are different. And how we may have a predisposition to these ideologies.
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.
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.
In recent years, there has been in increase in the number of young people who complete or attempt suicide. This alarming rise in adolescent suicides have prompted many people from parents, to teachers to the government to become proactive in the race to save our youth.
Psychology has played an important role in the U.S. Space Program since it's inception. However, at the beginning it was relied upon for selection & to address initial problems in the program. Today, psychology is regularly utilized to ensure the well-being of astronauts & their families.
Here are seven personality disorders that can be hard to spot because their symptoms often mimic other mental disorders. As a result, they are usually overlooked as typical, if slightly eccentric, traits.
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.
Many parents, though they fear to admit it, have an unfavored child. When family members prefer one child over another, it can end up hurting the entire family. Here's what you need to know about what the unfavored child is feeling.
Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children and dupes judges.
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.
Does your favorite ice cream flavor reflect your personality traits? Take the ice cream personality test to find out!
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.
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.
This article discusses the relationship between our hidden values and belief systems and our outward behaviours. Similarly, attitudes have been described as hypothetical constructs that represent a person’s likes or dislikes.
INFP is the introverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving Myers Briggs personality type. INFPs rely heavily on their intuition and are known for being both caring and complex people. Natural idealists, the INFP often incorporates perfectionism and...
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