By: Darian Peters
Psychological compensation is the term for an hypothesised form of defence mechanism found in human beings that can be manifested as a variety of strategies aimed at covering up deficiencies in one area of life by attempting to excel in another area. These perceived deficiencies...
By: M. J. Joachim
How Inborn Character Traits Interact in Social Settings When was the last time you went to the store in your pajamas? What? You wouldn't dream of doing such a thing. Why not? Oh, of course, you sleep naked. You don't even own any pajamas, but...
What are ego defense mechanisms?
By: Christyl Rivers
The following are names of various defense mechanisms, which different psychologists and psychiatrists often describe slightly differently. Among them are: rationalization, projection, reaction formation, identification, displacement, denial, repression and suppression. There is often overlap between these, and some differences are subtle. Defense mechanisms are those...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Conservation, according to Jean Piaget, is attained when a child is able to retain in his or her memory the characteristics of an object that has been changed aesthetically. A child who can perceive unchanged or invariant properties of an object after it has undergone...
By: Emma Jean
Imprinting, or more specifically, filial imprinting, refers to the tendency for a young animal to follow the first large moving object it sees. It is also known to refer to other characteristics that an offspring both learns and inherits from his parent. Imprinting, first reported...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Environmental Anthropology is the study of humans in their vast array of cultures and activities, in relation to nature and the environment. Using education in social, cultural , physical and natural sciences, specialists attempt to understand environmental issues. The goal is to consider both Western and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Hallucinogens are currently defined as drugs that alter perceptions of the natural world, perceptions of passage of time, and processes of thinking. There is a great diversity to the substances that cause hallucinations, but many are not guaranteed to create strong hallucinogenic reactions. The current...
Introduction to Sigmund Freud's id, ego, and super-ego concepts
By: Emma Jean
Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic theory is an alternative approach to how behavior is learned. Freud used observational techniques and case studies to construct his theories regarding what he believed the subconscious comprised of, and how the subconscious directs or motivates behavior. * THE ID According...
Biography: Jane Goodall
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Jane Godall, a name known for her dedication to primates and conservation of wildlife. She chose a life far away from the city. She chose having a life not of material things. This choice made her an inspiration to a lot of people. What she...
Influence of esoteric spirituality on western psychology
By: Bob Trowbridge
The most obvious influence of esoteric spirituality on western psychology is in the use of meditation, relaxation techniques, and yoga. These techniques are even being used more and more in allopathic medicine. Both medicine and psychology are gradually embracing the mind-body relationship, however belatedly, and...

 

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