Introduction to Sigmund Freud's id, ego, and super-ego concepts
By: Stephen Mark Richardson
Most readers will have some understanding of the term psychoanalysis', and the work of the Austrian psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). One of the many things Freud was made famous for was his division of mind theory, which was based on the way innate desires and...
By: M.A. Dal Cero
"Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We must acknowledge the past because it has played an important role in...
Reflections on how Sigmund Freud's theories stand up in modern society
By: David Adelman
The Gathering of the Freudian Slips Using Freud's classification of the Id, the ego and the superego in everyday life, as well as the id-superego conflicts and its defence mechanisms in everyday life, one can greatly understand a person and his/her psyche. The Id is...
By: Angela Diggs
Depression is a mental sickness characterized by sadness, lethargy, lack of motivation, and uncertainty. The causes of depression vary from one person to the next. For some, it is heredity and for others it is the culmination of many unfortunate events that lead up...
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
Happiness is defined differently by people who are asked what it means to them. For instance, when mental health clients are asked by a therapist how often they feel happy, it is often difficult for them to respond. To answer the therapist's question, they must...
By: Lynette Alice
Spotting a person lying to you isn’t quite so easy as is often portrayed on television. In actuality, spotting a lie is often very difficult and takes practice as well as a knowledge of the person you think may be telling it. Over the...
What's your greatest fear?
By: Jimmy Flatbush
My good friend Roscoe once told me that in order to truly understand someone, you have to know his or her greatest fear. Once you know that,” he said, “you have an advantage whenever push comes to shove with that person. I have...
A psychological look into serial killers
By: Christyl Rivers
A serial killer is often the guy next door you hardly even noticed. He is that neighbor you don’t get to know who seemed so “quiet, polite, keeps to himself, and minds his own business.” This is all too often the tag...
Distinctions between psychology and mental health
By: Bob Trowbridge
In simple terms, psychology is the study of the psyche (or the soul). In practical terms this means the study of human behavior including healthy mental functioning as well as mental illnesses. Mental health is the practical application of what psychologists have learned over the...
Psychological life-span growth from conception to death
By: Mary Tyrer
A person’s life span is much longer today than it was at the start of the 20th century, when a person lived an average of 49 years. Today the average length of life is approximately 76 years in the United States, worldwide the age...

 

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