Helping people change negative self images
By: Dolores Moore
Since the turn of the 20th century, when Sigmund Freud became the pioneer of psychoanalysis and the forefather of psychotherapy, many forms of therapies and counselling have developed. All have one thing in common; the desire to help, by understanding and application, those suffering from...
Erik Erikson's theory of ego development
By: Samantha League
Erik Erikson, a Freudian ego-psychologist who is also socially-oriented, is best-known for his ego development. It's an elaboration of Freud's five stages of development, which didn't include adulthood. Erik Erikson's ego development has eight stages that extend from infancy to late adulthood. The first...
Understanding suicide
By: Meghan Rizzo
The only person who is truly capable of understanding suicide, is the person who has gone through with the act of taking his own life. Sadly, the loved ones he has left behind have no means of communicating with him. Though they might attain...
An argument against IQ tests
By: Art F. Moran
In the establishment of tests designed to weigh the intelligence of any individual's capacity for knowledge, it is arguable that the overall calculation is formulated by a populous opinion, moreover that of factual information. Due to the amount of resources made available for the expansion...
How to suppress bad thoughts
By: Dolores Moore
Bad thoughts cover a whole range of emotions and issues. At their most "innocent," they can involve a desire to annihilate every slug, bug and snail that feasts on your cabbages. At their worst, they may cause us to want to hurt someone so...
Living alone
By: Dolores Moore
Never having had the experience of living alone, I fear my view of this situation may be more than a little colored by wishful thinking - on a bad day. I imagine that if I lived alone, I could have so much freedom, I could...
Understanding the evils and dangers of group-think
By: Art F. Moran
Hypothetically, we can almost always derive at a probability or conclusion simply by studying the applied effort, action, and the reaction or result thereof. For as much as Newton's law of motion implies; when we force any type action, (be it physical, mental, or spiritual)...
Why we procrastinate and how to stop
By: Dolores Moore
I vividly remember that as a little girl, when my mother would ask me to do something I really did not want to do, I would find ANY excuse to put off doing it. Today, I see my grandchildrens' creative procastination strategies reflecting my own...
By: J D - 506455
Altruism: Selfishness or Selflessness? For years, psychologists have been in search of evidence for genuine altruistic behavior, the unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Sure, we perform benevolent deeds everyday, just look around. We donate money to famine victims half way around the...
By: Janet Grischy
Humans are primates. That is the guiding idea for those who use primates to study human behavior. People are members of the great ape family, along with the gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. Our closest existing animal relatives are the bonobo and the common chimpanzee...

 

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