Book review: The Normal Personality, by Steven Reiss
By: Tami Port MS
What is a normal personality trait and what is mental illness? Where do you cross the line from 'individual' into 'abnormal'? Is everyone a little mentally ill or are we being over-diagnosed and medicated for being who we are? These are just some of the...
The psychology of why people dwell on the past
By: Jennifer Shipp
While studying for my master's degree in family psychology and working at the same time on writing people's biographies, I read a book that claimed that stories are the basic unit of human understanding. At first, I was skeptical, but as my work on clients...
Psychology of a post-relationship stalker
By: Tami Port MS
A recent study examined coeds' reported incidence of being stalked as well as the type of stalking that they experienced. The study also compared the traits of unwelcome pursuers to those of relationship partners. * Stalkers Usually Aren't Strangers * Although stalkers are often portrayed...
What attracts us to a certain type of people?
By: Bridget Webber
There are many reasons why we may be attracted to individuals, from their pheromones to them having a kind smile, but when it comes to being attracted to a 'type' of person our reasoning may be slightly different. In the first instance we tend to...
By: Cody Hodge
Are people with a vivid imagination crazy? I don't think so, I think that people that have a vivid imagination simply have a gift to think about things that we might not always get to think about. I think the problem is that if you...
By: Can Tran
At one point or another, we all come across criticism in one way or a form. We either develop a tough skin or let the criticism get to us. Regardless, we all have our ways of coping with criticism. As there are many positive ways...
What is an alter ego?
By: Angela Diggs
Remember when you were a child and "Tales from the Dark side" came on? This was a series back in the 80's that was based on the premise that every story had a dark side or evil associated it with it. I use to...
By: Cody Hodge
I remember when I was younger, and would in history class, and I would hear the tales of the great men of the world. The one thing that they always seemed to have was the ability to forget the past, and just take mistakes in...
Research on the personality traits of stalkers
By: Tami Port MS
A recent study compared coeds' assessment of personality traits of those they perceived as stalkers and of partners in a 'normal' relationship. Here's what they found.* What Is Stalking? *Stalking, a crime of obsession, is often associated with different types of psychopathology, typically an...
When and when not to think logically
By: Larry Lounsbury
Logic ahead of its time? Pure Logic can not always be used because of its denial by the masses. The dangers of introducing something which could economically or politically devastate a country is often a barrier. While the conclusion makes complete sense, its introduction as...

 

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