How to tell if you're too proud
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
It is sometimes difficult, but usually possible to determine whether or not we are too proud. A person who is guilty of being too proud is often disliked because their conversation is self-centered and boastful. They become difficult to be around for any length of...
By: Adele Gregory
There is some debate as to when, how and even whether it is therapeutically useful to express emotions over past events.On one end of the spectrum is the cathartic school of thought, which believes that experiencing the emotions of past events to their full...
What are the elements of religion?
By: Author Name Withheld 161
Every culture, in some form or another, has religion as part of their way of life. A religion consists of traditions, sub-traditions, and a recognition of a transcendental Being or goal. With such a variety of religions among us, a pattern can be seen. There...
Not seeing ourselves as we really are: The role of rationalisation
By: Tenebris
The true independents of society are few and far between. It takes a certain callousness to be able to weigh what is seen without automatically fitting it into prior constraints, be they of societal norms or of how we wish to be seen in the...
Violent behavior: Born or raised?
By: Nausherwan Korai
In the world we live in now we hear stories of truly violent behaviour, of how men maul each other, and of how fights break out over the smallest of things. We even hear of serial killers, of murdering rapists, and people who take pleasure...
Introduction to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs
By: Peter Latona
World Crisis and Man's Hierarchy of Needs Many of us are familiar with Abraham Maslow's work on the hierarchy of human needs. This was not so much an original postulate, but more of an attempt to synthesize a large body of work related to...
Helping people change negative self images
By: Jo Ann Wentzel
Women's perceptions and negative image results in our automatic devaluing ourselves and only thinking of ourselves in terms of our sexuality and attraction to men. What is it that makes male attention so much better than that from females? If you are happily married as...
What is an ego?
By: Dolores Moore
For a long time, I believed that the ego was something rather negative. To be described as having "a big ego" or needing the "ego massaged," suggested a person full of their own importance who demanded to be given the utmost attention. Some celebrities...
Personality traits: What your favorite patterns say about you
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Occasionally we hear a theory, laugh a little and file it under bogus. Then slowly we begin to notice it seems to have some validity. Could it be that Louise Coffey-Webb is correct? This professor of fashion history teaches that fabric pattern choices can give...
Understanding the psychology behind volunteering
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
The psychology behind volunteering is more complex than one might imagine. Obviously people believe that giving is good, and indeed it is, though there is a fine balancing act between what really is volunteering, and what is self-sacrifice or even gratification, and it is here...

 

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