Parental neglect causes behavior problems in children
By: Dolores Moore
A child does not ask to be born. It comes into this world equipped with the potential for goodness and even greatness within the environment of its particular world. A child needs guidance, care, nurturing and love, comfort and safety. The human infant is well...
Is it better to cry when hurt or hold back all feelings?
By: Dolores Moore
It is virtually impossible for most human beings to hold back all feelings when hurt, whether from a physical, emotional or psychological injury. How the feelings are expressed depends very much on the individual personality concerned, as well at the "hurtful" event. For some, tears...
Why verbal abuse can be just as damaging as mental abuse
By: Dolores Moore
As a very fat child, I learned to accept calls of "Fatso!", "Fattie," and many more comments like these, as a way of life. It made me cry, it made me into a clown in order to protect myself. It made me eat...
Coping with criticism
By: Dolores Moore
If the stereotypical assumptions about the British were all true, then most of us here in these islands would "grin and bear it," "take it on the chin," and "keep a stiff upper lip" when coping with criticism. As with all stereotypes, this...
Biography: Erik Erikson
By: Tonya Hillukka
"Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired." -Erik EriksonErik Homburger Erikson was a Danish-German-American developmental psychologist who was...
By: Sammy Stein
First impressions are very important and can affect how you deal with a situation. However, there are times when, no matter how well prepared you are, your first impressions are not what you intended.I had been asked to join a professional body of examiners...
How often do you find yourself happy?
By: Laurie Miles
I am happy every single day. It is a personal choice I make to get out of bed, put a smile on my face and greet the world. We all have the same option, but many choose a different path.It is too easy to...
By: M.A. Dal Cero
Many people have had to contend with painful experiences in life. Death, divorce, abuse, sickness, and the like can cause intense emotional pain, along with a wide range of other feelings. Memories of the past can linger long after the initial shock of the event...
By: M.A. Dal Cero
The world is full of critics. There are many times in life in which each and every one of us will be criticized for one reason or another. The manner in which we handle a certain situation, our lifestyle, our choice of friends, and our...
Neuroscience and mental health research
By: Barnabas Stinson
Mental health and brain-related disorders have long been thought to be biologically based. Though many of those disorders are triggered by certain life-experiences, their effects and predispositions are still rooted in physical structures within the brain and the neurons that make up the brain. It...

 

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