Karen Horney: Three basic neurotic trends
By: Anitra Marie
Karen Horney has often been called the founder of the "Neo-Freudian" movement. While Horney acknowledged the importance of Freud's theories to psychoanalytic literature, she was not afraid to criticize and point out flaws in Freud's reasoning. Her major criticisms were that Freud placed too much...
By: Bridget Webber
In this modern world, time is of the essence. Unless you live in a remote, far flung place where you need no schedule to exist, time is an inescapable means to an end. People have become used to the sight of clock faces telling them...
By: Michelle Wilkinson
When humans cry it is usually an emotional response to stimuli which they have attributed meaning to. There are a multitude of situations where they may end up in tears, as they cannot contain the emotions they are feeling. When individuals learn that a loved...
By: Suzy Charnas
Many cultures in this world have come up with very similar ideas of where dreams come from, starting with supernatural explanations involving gods and spirits and the ghosts of ancestors or dead friends or enemies using our sleeping hours to contact us, for good purposes...
Are you inner or outer directed?
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
What difference does it make whether you are inner or outer directed? Does how you are motivated really matter as long as you get the job done? Actually, if you are one of those individuals who has good intentions, but often doesn't follow through; the...
Understanding the motivation of curiosity
By: Janette Peel
What is curiosity? Is it an involuntary drive that has engendered the survival of humanity, or a voluntary motivation to explore?Primitive human were driven by an insatiable desire to know and understand the world. This desire was curiosity, an emotion that motivated you to...
By: G E Barr
How To Begin VentingFirst of all, one must realize who one is angry with, or what one is angry with. Lashing out at society in general is not healthy and will bring no relief. People who were damaged very young, usually by being lashed out...
Understanding dreams
By: Chris Allen
In the article, "Psychophysiological Correlates of Lucid Dreaming", Holzinger, LaBerge, and Levitan (2006) did a study on studying the electrophysiological differences between lucid and nonlucid dreaming in REM sleep. The study involved the experiences of seven men and four women during lucid sleep for two...
By: Bridget Webber
When we cry our body releases healing chemicals to make us feel better. This is perhaps one of the most important reasons that we have the ability to cry at all. When we hold back our tears we prevent ourselves from benefiting from the natural...
Tips for choosing a psychology major
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
A few quick tips for choosing a psychology major may benefit the potential student. If a person has always had a particular leaning toward an area in this field, it may be one of the easier choices to be made. But many times, a student...

 

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