How to control your anger
By: Chrystina Trulove-Reyes
Anger can be a very destructive emotion. Not just in the literal sense such as physically beating someone up. Anger can consume you. It can make you do terrible things that you will later regret with all your being but cannot take back. It can...
Understanding dissociative identity disorder
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Dissociative Identity Disorder is a mental illness once known as Multiple Personality Disorder but redefined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994. While it is diagnosed according to APA's guidelines it continues to be a subject of considerable...
Introduction to the theory of behaviorism
By: K. L. Hosking
The way we learn and behave throughout our lives is determined by many life experiences, the environment we live in, and an abundance of internal variables such as self-efficacy. Therefore, to raise a healthy new generation, it is beneficial for us to fully understand the...
The most influential psychologists in history
By: K. L. Hosking
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) insisted that sexuality and aggression were the driving forces behind all human motivation. He theorized three areas of the mind, namely the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious. Freud argued that the material in the unconscious mind would bring feelings of fear, emotional pain...
The legacy of Abraham Maslow
By: K. L. Hosking
Although we are motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically, our desire to thrive is probably best summed up by Abraham Maslow (1908-1970). Maslow's theory was that "self-actualizing tendencies are built on more basic needs for physiological equilibrium, safety and security, belonging and love, and self-esteem. Highly...
Why it's important to stop living in the past
By: Melinda Clayton
Recession. Unemployment. Foreclosure. In the midst of the largest economic upheaval since the Great Depression, these three words are batted around on a daily basis. Not only is the current crisis global, it's also deeply personal. In our attempts to hold onto what we know...
Why do people procrastinate?
By: sweetreviewer
Procrastination lives in all of us. I would say it's logical and it's human nature. Some people might think it's laziness, but there's more to it than that, procrastination is defined as the avoidance of doing a project or a task that might be accomplished...
Things which make you angry
By: G E Barr
THE BIG BANGThere are not a lot of things which make me angry, but there is a condensation of what makes me angry where I live. I want to leave and never return.The number one thing which makes me angry is the term, Personal...
George Kelly's theory of cognition
By: Nicholas Kuvaas
George Kelly was an interesting figure who based his work on concepts that were effective. He fell into many disciplines and was a humanist, existentialist, and phenomenologist. Everything in Kelly's life was applied to Kelly's theory of cognition. It had one basic concept:Basic Postulate-People as...
Why people use drugs and alcohol as a means of escaping reality
By: Ann E. Smith
Drug and alcohol abuse are often not understood. Why do people engage in self-destructive behavior around substances? Why do they drink again when it is clearly destroying their lives?Well, the main reason that people turn to alcohol and drugs is that it is a...

 

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