What are ego defense mechanisms?
By: D. Victor
In Freudian psychology, ego defense mechanisms are strategies through which the ego manages the inherent conflict between the id and superego. The id is impulsive, childish and pleasure seeking while the superego is normative and moralistic. Defense mechanisms are tactics/strategies that the ego uses to...
Forensics and handwriting
By: Helena Whyte
Forensic experts use handwriting analysis to authenticate documents and to link handwriting evidence to crime scene suspects. Analysis of the paper and ink is also part of the document authentication process. Graphologists predict character traits from the handwriting analysis. Forensic analysts focus on four categories...
By: Cody Hodge
So you see a kid sitting in the corner at a party, and you wonder why he isn't being social. Is he just being a jerk, or is he not having fun? The first thing you might think is that the person is ignoring you...
Biography: Karen Horney
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
Karen Horney was born in Germany, September 16, 1885. Born and reared in a family where her father, a sea captain, was known as a cruel, harsh disciplinarian one minute and the next, calling her "his little lamb," brought Karen into much confusion and...
By: Sonce Reese
The past. It is so much easier to look back at what is comfortable instead of facing the unknown. Why dwell on the past when there is so much to look forward to in the future? So much to enjoy now? Could it be that...
Biography: Jane Goodall
By: Ronny Johnson
Jane Goodall was born April 3, 1934 to parents Mortimer and Vanne Goodall in London, England. As a young girl, Jane had a love for animals. She loved books about animals such as the Tarzan stories, The Jungle Book and The Story of Dr. Doolittle...
By: Joan Inong
From time to time, we are anxious about our fate as it is connected with that of what is happening around us. We worry about every international or national event or crisis because we think that it will have a direct influence on us. We...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: Joan Inong
Death is the dark unknown, and this uncertainty and not-knowing leads to our fear of death. Some of us, however, have learned to accept the true cycle of life; that, in order for life to be worth living, there must be some end to it...
By: Joan Inong
We have all probably met at least one person in our lives who complains about everything. They will complain about everything big and small, whether it is about their dog or how their back is aching, or how they hate their jobs. And, most of...
By: Joan Inong
There are two kinds of people when it comes to criticism: one type of person will enjoy any kind of criticism, whether constructive or not; the other will take criticism as a reason for self-pity and self-blame. However, whether you are the former or the...

 

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