By: Elizabeth M Young
A sound theory is based partially on fact, sound logical premises and enough evidence to argue in favor of the claims that are made. A conspiracy theory generally is based on an inability to obtain complete proof, but on evidence which may or may not...
What do dreams about snakes mean?
By: Eileen Bailey
Dreams have a unique significance to each branch of psychology; therefore, it is appropriate to evaluate the meaning of a snake from each psychological perspective. The perspectives of psychoanalytic, cognitive, biological, socio-cultural, and behavioral psychology are all included regardless of their study of dreams because...
Dream interpretations: Teeth falling out
By: Meghan Rizzo
Dreaming of losing one's teeth is extremely common. It is a nightmare almost as ubiquitous as that of being nude in public, and it is accompanied by similar feelings of horror, fear, and panic. Due to its prevalence across a variety of cultures, its meanings...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Mat Hudson
Cognitive basically means “thinking” – perceiving, memory, language, problem solving, and so on. The cognitive perspective is often seen as a contrast to the radical behavioural view. Early theories suggested that the mind doesn’t exist, or at least, it’s a waste of...
New sociology: How buildings can affect the way people act
By: Richard Burgess
Definitions: Sociology-The science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; specifically: the systematic study of development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of a organized group of human beings. Hard Earth-Chiefly all stone construction, or all mud construction, but can include building construction of other masonry...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The prominent feature of impulse control disorders is the repeated inability to stop behaving impulsively, or to resist the desire for short term satisfaction from behaviors and actions that result in great long term loss or harm. Like other psychological disorders there is a profound...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The prominent feature of impulse control disorders is the repeated inability to stop behaving impulsively, or to resist the desire for short term satisfaction from behaviors and actions that result in great long term loss or harm. Like other psychological disorders there is a profound...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Forensic psychology is a division of psychology that applies to the courts and to law enforcement. The bulk of forensic psychologists work for the civil, criminal, and family courts as either therapist/counselors, evaluators or assessors of psychological abilities, disorders and capacities. As such, forensic psychology...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The prominent feature of impulse control disorders is the repeatedly inability to stop behaving impulsively, or to resist the desire for short term satisfaction from behaviors and actions that result in great long term loss or harm. Pathological gambling develops earlier in males than in...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Impulse control disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that have an onset at between 7 and 15 years of age. The disorders include kleptomania, dermatillomania, intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania and trichotillomania. The prominent feature of these disorders is the repeated inability to stop behaving...

 

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