By: Cindy Wagner
Jean Piaget had an enormous enthusiasm for the study of infant, toddler and adolescent thought processes as well as their manner of rationale. In his scientific studies of children, he attempted to define the developmental processes that children may experience during the course of their...
By: Stephen Mark Richardson
Learned helplessness is primarily linked with the work of Martin E. P. Seligman's theory of learned helplessness (LHT). Seligman identified LHT to occur when a person; or animal believes that outcomes are independent of their actions'. In other words, individuals or animals feel that they...
By: Stephen Mark Richardson
Over the years, Sigmund Freud's (1856-1939) work has been reflected on a countless amount of times, and still very much used to try to understand the human mind and all of its complexities. Freud's work has been used in various ways, shapes and forms, from...
By: Callie Gray
Psychologists define a dream as a sequence of images, emotions and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind during REM sleep. They can be vivid, emotional and bizarre. Over the past week and a half I have kept record of my dreams in a dream...
By: Kristal Mcvicar
Why would one feel compelled to hold back the natural expression of an emotion? There are many reasons we cry; sometimes we are so happy we cry tears of joy, other times we are so sad we cry tears of pain and mourning. Then we...
By: Callie Gray
Title: Change Blindness in GendersIntroduction: Change blindness is defined as "the phenomenon where a person viewing a visual scene apparently fails to detect large changes in the scene", or more simply put the inability in visual perception to recognize change in an image. Researchers have...
By: Penina Waceke
KNOWING YOUR SELF-WORTHIn order to know your self-worth the understanding that you are here in the world as an individual is important. You have unique traits and you must use them to fulfill your purpose here on earth. Avoid comparing yourself with anyone else or...
Speculating on the connection between studying psychology and developing mental illness
By: Lael Clapp
I have not one but two mental illnesses. I don't generally introduce my writing in such a manner but I figure, "Why waste time?" If this is supposed to be about correlation between psychology and mental illness, let's get on with it.Of course...
By: Lael Clapp
SuicideSo here's a big scary topic...suicide.I believe, spending 80 percent of my time in one level of depression or another, qualifies my very opinionated commentary on suicide. I've spent a lot of time in the academic world and am generally quite amused at...
By: Calsue Murray
HOW WORDS HURTAmong the multitudes of things that we experience, early in life, is the pain that words spoken to us, or about us, can inflict upon us. Almost simultaneously, we learn that words spoken to other persons, or about other persons, can inflict pain...

 

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