Archaeology: Finding treasures in ancient trash
By: Melissa Mcclain
Hearing the word “trash” brings about connotations of smelly, dirty, unwanted and unpleasant refuse. Just because something is trash however, does not make it useless. Archaeologists are acutely aware of this (as are “dumpster divers” and the homeless) and they are able to...
The psychology of balance
By: Bridget Webber
The psychology of balance has a beautiful simplicity about it. Balance, doesn’t concern itself with difficult, scientific theories, and it's with-in the reach of everyone. Balance, is the key to leading a happy and successful life. You know when your life is out of...
How to identify a chronic liar
By: Elizabeth M Young
Simply put, a chronic liar will lie repeatedly and will not be able to stop lying, even when they want to and have tried to stop. Chronic liars have various motivations for not telling the truth, even when the truth would make their lives easier...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A person who is without ambition is either completely under someone else's care, is very ill, or is soon to be dead. It is the human survival imperative to have ambition at one level or another. When we wake up in the morning, we wake...
By: Elizabeth M Young
This article will look at some alternative views of dreaming about being naked. Dreams are a mechanism for the mind (which loves to resolve internal conflict) to create scenarios where the individual is either warned that a conflict exists or is provided a fictional scenario...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When we develop or learn cognitive styles that favor the negative paths of thought, we can laugh a little at the concept of "stinkin' thinkin'"! Positive thinking can come from two sources: an ability to look for solutions to the problem that is weighing us...
Does mental illness exist?
By: Polo Maldonado-Martinez
No. Mental illness does not exist. Mental illness is a metaphor. In order to justify my assertion it is indispensable to know certain facts. Getting to this conclusion will require some review of how it became a "fact" for so many people; instead of the...
By: Trish Austin
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs was developed by Dr. Maslow to explain the progressive nature of the development of individual’s needs. Additionally and more importantly, if anything interferes with the fulfilment of these needs, neurosis in the individual will develop. The neurosis will occur...
Introduction to Gestalt psychology
By: Zulkhairy Mohd Nor
Gestalt theory focused on the mind's perceptive processes. The word "Gestalt" has no direct translation in English, but refers to "a way a thing has been gestalt; i.e., placed, or put together; common translations include, "form" or "shape”. Gestalt theorists follow the basic principle...
Can science settle the question of whether money can buy happiness?
By: Melissa Murphy - 565406
As the trend toward bigger houses, more expensive cars and the accumulation of more and more stuff continues, we are compelled to ask the question: Does this incessant quest for materialistic possessions make us happier? We all have the same basic needs consisting of...

 

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