By: Angela Diggs
A temper tantrum is characterized by a sudden increase of anger demonstrated through fits of rage and violent outbursts. The origin of temper tantrums depends on the individual however, it usually stems from internal frustration. A person is usually upset with themselves and ends...
The effects of TV shows and commercials on our lives
By: Anthony Megna
TV shows and commercials have some negative effects on our lives. How about obesity and boredom? Bad TV shows coupled with too many commercials makes one want to hit the fridge again and again. Wait, what about the switch to digital TV? Isn't it great...
How do you define alienation
By: Virginia L. Allen
In the words of Erich Fromm, an internationally renowned social psychologist, "By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. The alienated person is out of touch with...
What are ego defense mechanisms?
By: D. Victor
In Freudian psychology, ego defense mechanisms are strategies through which the ego manages the inherent conflict between the id and superego. The id is impulsive, childish and pleasure seeking while the superego is normative and moralistic. Defense mechanisms are tactics/strategies that the ego uses to...
By: Cody Hodge
So you see a kid sitting in the corner at a party, and you wonder why he isn't being social. Is he just being a jerk, or is he not having fun? The first thing you might think is that the person is ignoring you...
Biography: Karen Horney
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
Karen Horney was born in Germany, September 16, 1885. Born and reared in a family where her father, a sea captain, was known as a cruel, harsh disciplinarian one minute and the next, calling her "his little lamb," brought Karen into much confusion and...
By: Sonce Reese
The past. It is so much easier to look back at what is comfortable instead of facing the unknown. Why dwell on the past when there is so much to look forward to in the future? So much to enjoy now? Could it be that...
By: Joan Inong
From time to time, we are anxious about our fate as it is connected with that of what is happening around us. We worry about every international or national event or crisis because we think that it will have a direct influence on us. We...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: Joan Inong
Death is the dark unknown, and this uncertainty and not-knowing leads to our fear of death. Some of us, however, have learned to accept the true cycle of life; that, in order for life to be worth living, there must be some end to it...
By: Joan Inong
We have all probably met at least one person in our lives who complains about everything. They will complain about everything big and small, whether it is about their dog or how their back is aching, or how they hate their jobs. And, most of...

 

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