By: TJ Simpson
Jean-Francois Champollion was instrumental to deciphering the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics. He was a scholar, historian, linguist, and teacher. Jean-Francois Champollion was born December 23, 1790 in Figeac, France and died March 4, 1832 in Paris. Having only lived 41 years, he accomplished much during...
Why people suffer
By: Christyl Rivers
Suffering is universal. It allows the pain that tells humans and other animals when to flee or fight. It records powerfully upon the memory and allows organisms to avoid future pain through the learning process. But suffering is also a human creation when it is...
Book reviews: Imagine, How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
By: Chris Wiegard
Jonah Lehrer is a contributor to The New Yorker and various magazines which explore science and popular psychology. His third book has just been published in 2012. Entitled “Imagine: how creativity works,” it is written in a style that is very similar to...
The psychological impact of color
By: Mark Waybill
It surprises me that people can still find certain colours annoying or enjoyable, or indeed, that any particularly strong emotional reaction could occur merely from seeing certain colours. Possibly red does remind us of blood. Possibly white does remind us of the cold. Possibly yellow...
Understanding the state of consciousness
By: Christyl Rivers
Consciousness is present when people become aware of concepts, actions and behaviors. Almost everything humans think, do, say, or feel is automatic. That is a funny word, in that it can imply something mechanical like a robot. This is definitely not the case. All animals...
Understanding the evils and dangers of group-think
By: Christyl Rivers
Many people believe that the post 911 decision to invade Iraq was motivated by Groupthink. Whether or not this is true, Groupthink is present when ever people of a group do not exactingly consider mental efficiency, morality and reality testing. It is called being &ldquo...
What is Somatic Psychology?
By: Christyl Rivers
Somatic Psychology is related to how the body experiences life on earth. Pioneered by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich early in the twentieth century, somatic psychology was the first analysis to depart from the internal mind and also examine the human body as a source for both...
What is the medical model of abnormal psychology?
By: Jerry Curtis
The medical model for abnormal psychology is the approach that treats mental illness as any other illness that has a physical cause. Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on unusual behavior, emotions, and thoughts that are causing what is recognized as a...
Are nature connecting therapies new age or scientific?
By: Christyl Rivers
All over the world, increased connection by Internet and modern transport has connected people from vastly different traditions to share cultural values. In the “New Age”, peoples world-wide have been both honored and exploited, often by westerners, for the value of their close to...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Although reaction formation has a specific definition in psychiatry, one almost needs a convoluted manner of thinking in order to comprehend how this mysterious defense mechanism of the mind affects its often unaware victims. According to the most reliable definitions of the term, reaction formation...

 

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