By: Veronika Sjinkarenko
Normal fear.We all understand that fear is a necessity. Without fear we would put ourselves in great dangers. Fear, on itself, is normal... it is the ABSENCE of fear that is not. But somethimes fear can take proportions that are maladaptive or pathological, how...
By: Bransby Macdonald-Williams
Freakonomics What's all the fuss about?I got a lot of books for Christmas. I can feel smug knowing that I've used the rampant commercialism of the festive season to "feed my mind". In January I've worked my way through the latest Terry Pratchett, Jared...
By: Daniel Jones
Hypnosis what it is and how to do itWhat is hypnosis?Hypnosis is a trance state. Trance states involve a narrowing focus of attention.This could be: Outwards like in an emergency.Or Inwards like when daydreaming or worrying.A trance state is when you...
By: Ryan Bendall
What if your mind did not work like it was designed to do? What if somehow your unconscious mind did not protect your waking mind any more? What if repression was no longer able to hide the things that you do not want to see...
By: Rebecca Palmer
The most important difference between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other types of depression is the atypical way in which it manifests itself. Both manic depression and major depressive disorder would have been evolutionarily disadvantageous for our ancestors, while SAD would have been beneficial in...
By: Rebecca Palmer
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most multifaceted disorders that exist within our world. It is the integration of thousands of years of evolution and natural selection, yet an exaggeration of once beneficial actions. Through an integration of evolutionary, developmental, biological and...
By: Rebecca Palmer
Despite popular belief, the etiology of an eating disorder is not solely based on the psychosocial effect of the media or popular culture. There is no denying that the thinness of pop-icons has the ability to influence some young women and does tend to...
By: Nausheen Adenwalla
Personality TraitsPersonality:Personality is fundamental to the study of psychology. The major systems evolved by psychiatrists and psychologists since Sigmund Freud to explain human mental and behavioral processes can be considered theories of personality. These theories generally provide ways of describing personal characteristics and behavior, establish...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Bullying, when I used to go to school, was a problem that teachers professed a strong desire to fight (something that I have little doubt that they genuinely had) and yet were in most cases completely powerless to prevent. Bullying was a problem that either...
By: Michele Wilmonen
Click-click-click-click....click-click-click-click........click-click-click-click......you may be wondering what that noise is. This is the sound of a man who is afraid of something evil getting into his home. By locking and unlocking the deadbolt on the door and counting to four in three successive groups...

 

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