Book review: The Normal Personality, by Steven Reiss
By: Tami Port MS
What is a normal personality trait and what is mental illness? Where do you cross the line from 'individual' into 'abnormal'? Is everyone a little mentally ill or are we being over-diagnosed and medicated for being who we are? These are just some of the...
The psychology of why people dwell on the past
By: Jennifer Shipp
While studying for my master's degree in family psychology and working at the same time on writing people's biographies, I read a book that claimed that stories are the basic unit of human understanding. At first, I was skeptical, but as my work on clients...
Archaeological sites: Khok Phanom Di
By: Jess Howe
Charles Higham first dug with Rachanie Thasarat at Khok Phanom Di. Located in central Thailand near the seacoast, the site was interesting to the two archaeologists because it was in a mangrove swamp. CERAMICSA large amount of pottery was found at the site, both in...
The history of Tepe Yahya
By: Jess Howe
Dr. Lambert-Karlovsky started digging at Tepe Yahya in 1965, spurred on by his interest in the works of previous archaeologists such as Sir Aurel Stein who dug near there in the 1920's. Until then archaeologists had assumed that people were only literate as far east...
Psychology of a post-relationship stalker
By: Tami Port MS
A recent study examined coeds' reported incidence of being stalked as well as the type of stalking that they experienced. The study also compared the traits of unwelcome pursuers to those of relationship partners. * Stalkers Usually Aren't Strangers * Although stalkers are often portrayed...
What attracts us to a certain type of people?
By: Bridget Webber
There are many reasons why we may be attracted to individuals, from their pheromones to them having a kind smile, but when it comes to being attracted to a 'type' of person our reasoning may be slightly different. In the first instance we tend to...
By: Cody Hodge
Are people with a vivid imagination crazy? I don't think so, I think that people that have a vivid imagination simply have a gift to think about things that we might not always get to think about. I think the problem is that if you...
By: Can Tran
At one point or another, we all come across criticism in one way or a form. We either develop a tough skin or let the criticism get to us. Regardless, we all have our ways of coping with criticism. As there are many positive ways...
What is an alter ego?
By: Angela Diggs
Remember when you were a child and "Tales from the Dark side" came on? This was a series back in the 80's that was based on the premise that every story had a dark side or evil associated it with it. I use to...
By: Cody Hodge
I remember when I was younger, and would in history class, and I would hear the tales of the great men of the world. The one thing that they always seemed to have was the ability to forget the past, and just take mistakes in...

 

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