By: Jayne Clarkson
When considering whether morals and ethics are character led decisions or social behavior, it's important to consider what morals and ethics are. It is also important to consider the concept of personal character , what social behavior is and whether they are separate or interconnected. The...
By: Darian Peters
Psychological compensation is the term for an hypothesised form of defence mechanism found in human beings that can be manifested as a variety of strategies aimed at covering up deficiencies in one area of life by attempting to excel in another area. These perceived deficiencies...
By: M. J. Joachim
How Inborn Character Traits Interact in Social Settings When was the last time you went to the store in your pajamas? What? You wouldn't dream of doing such a thing. Why not? Oh, of course, you sleep naked. You don't even own any pajamas, but...
What are ego defense mechanisms?
By: Christyl Rivers
The following are names of various defense mechanisms, which different psychologists and psychiatrists often describe slightly differently. Among them are: rationalization, projection, reaction formation, identification, displacement, denial, repression and suppression. There is often overlap between these, and some differences are subtle. Defense mechanisms are those...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Conservation, according to Jean Piaget, is attained when a child is able to retain in his or her memory the characteristics of an object that has been changed aesthetically. A child who can perceive unchanged or invariant properties of an object after it has undergone...
By: Emma Jean
Imprinting, or more specifically, filial imprinting, refers to the tendency for a young animal to follow the first large moving object it sees. It is also known to refer to other characteristics that an offspring both learns and inherits from his parent. Imprinting, first reported...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Hallucinogens are currently defined as drugs that alter perceptions of the natural world, perceptions of passage of time, and processes of thinking. There is a great diversity to the substances that cause hallucinations, but many are not guaranteed to create strong hallucinogenic reactions. The current...
Introduction to Sigmund Freud's id, ego, and super-ego concepts
By: Emma Jean
Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic theory is an alternative approach to how behavior is learned. Freud used observational techniques and case studies to construct his theories regarding what he believed the subconscious comprised of, and how the subconscious directs or motivates behavior. * THE ID According...
Influence of esoteric spirituality on western psychology
By: Bob Trowbridge
The most obvious influence of esoteric spirituality on western psychology is in the use of meditation, relaxation techniques, and yoga. These techniques are even being used more and more in allopathic medicine. Both medicine and psychology are gradually embracing the mind-body relationship, however belatedly, and...
By: Brittany Fletcher
Like most of you mid-twenty somethings out there, I'm questioning the life path that I'm on. Am I in an industry that I want to be in for the rest of my life? When will I make enough money to buy a house and have...

 

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