By: Sarah Ganly
The use of sociometers in research data collection is a new way of using technology to get accurate and honest results from research. Collecting research information from observational studies can be difficult. Nonlinguistic information is not always easily perceived, but sociometers are a valuable tool...
General concepts in help resistance
By: Michael Smoker
Help resistance is a psychological dynamic in which a person requests help and then doesn't accept it. It is slightly related to the clinical psychology concept of resistance and unrelated to the psychoanalytic concept of resistance. The psychoanalytic notion of resistance is based on the...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Pocholo Nebres
Survival of the Fittest Only the strongest survive. This is what usually comes to your head once you hear the term “survival of the fittest.” The term was intended to be used as a synonym for “natural selection” or the process in...
Alternatives to getting psychological help
By: Christyl Rivers
Getting outside the constant clacking and mechanical commotion in your mind is essential for psychological relief. Here we will examine three alternatives to medications and traditional clinical therapies. They include connecting to something larger than you, specifically, the natural world, to breathe and meditate, and...
Why people use drugs and alcohol as a means of escaping reality
By: Sam E. Jones
People use drugs and alcohol as a means of escaping reality because sometimes reality isn’t that great; because sometimes reality is bitter or weak or doesn’t live up to their expectations or because sometimes it’s easy to fantasize about what reality should...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The middle class is generally defined as those who make the median income, or who are at the middle, in between the highest and lowest of a nation or region's income range. But there are many ways in which people make incomes that qualify them...
What is shamanism?
By: Eagle That Flys And Sees Private
Shamanism is an ancient ability. It is not a religion but has been perceived as one by those who mistakenly confuse it with Wicca, Witchdoctors or Wizards. The difference between Shamanism and the aforementioned is that Shamans do not worship the spirits. They commune with...
Is DNA evidence as reliable as forensic evidence?
By: Paris Kaye
In an effort to circumvent the legislative process, Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the Division of Criminal Justice Services sent letters to all District Attorney Offices throughout New York State imploring them to add DNA collection to all misdemeanor plea bargains. Acting Commissioner Byrne...
Taking control of your life: How to be a survivor instead of a victim
By: Christyl Rivers
Being a victim is part of life, staying a victim is an active choice. In Psychology, having a lot of misfortune, and spiraling out of control in the aftermath, is called “losing locus of control.” When we see ourselves as having power, any...
Psychological perspectives on free will vs. determinism and nature v. nurture
By: Christyl Rivers
Some of us will be quite relieved when people stop thinking in the either/or binary system of black and white. All things, are in shades of many colors, from rich saturated deep hues, to almost imperceptible tints. There is no nature separate from nurture. There...

 

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