How valid are personality tests?
By: Nick Broadhurst
Testing has been with us for thousands of years. The Greeks an Egyptians did it, as did most ancient cultures. Even today some still look at tea leaves in the bottom of a cup, or ask when you were born for a star sign. But...
How to lessen your anxiety over world events
By: Christyl Rivers
For most of our first million years on earth, the word world meant your known tribal locale, and anxiety meant nothing at all, because the word anxiety came as a new label for discomfort and distress, much later. With words we became trapped in mental...
The themes and theoretical perspectives of psychology
By: Connor Rohan
Psychology, the scientific study of behavior and the physiological and cognitive processes that underlie behavior, is a relatively new science. Only since the 1890's when Sigmund Freud began his work on psychoanalysis has psychology been vigorously studied in the way that it is today. While...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: Christyl Rivers
We are afraid of death because it is the ultimate unknown. Even those with extreme religious faith have determined to stay alive as long as possible. If faith were 100%, then people would die by the scores every day at their own hands, but...
The different types of psychology theories
By: Christyl Rivers
A new Psychology for the 21st century that will change your life is emerging into consciousness. We must first learn the psychological theories that led us here. Psychology is the study of the human mind. It came quickly on the heels of the industrial revolution...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: B. J. Deming
Everybody has some idea of what conditions might make death seem desirable: an inoperable cancer, perhaps, or some terrible event like being trapped without food or water and with no hope of escape. We envy those whose philosophical or religious outlook allows them to endure...
How positive psychology acts as a more permanent solution to problems
By: Connor Rohan
Positive psychology is a new branch of psychology that just recently emerged in 1998, being founded by psychologist Martin Seligman. According to Seligman, psychology has focused too much on just mental diseases and what is wrong with people and has forgotten about “improving normal...
By: Barry Marcus
The causes of crime and thus the factors that affect crime rates are a source of eternal debate. Nobody has been able to establish with any certainty which factors are most important and which take second place. Interestingly, the crime rates within a specific country...
By: Anja Emerson
How many times have you caught a faint whiff of a scent that immediately reminded you of the ‘good old days’ or long forgotten events in your life? Have you ever noticed how certain smells or fragrances fill you with nostalgia and revive feelings...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The World Trade Organization is well known for controversial and even infuriating policies that can be prefixed with just about every social movement that is aimed at improving life possible. With labor, the World Trade Organizationhas historically refused to get involved, while fostering trade agreements...

 

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