Verbal abuse and its effect on self esteem
By: Jimmy Nightingale
There is the old playground saying that everyone is familiar with, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". Well, perhaps not physically. Verbal abuse goes beyond name calling and the emotional and psychological damage they cause can be every...
By: Scott Hayden
Negative people drain your energy, confidence and self-esteem. These individuals lurk on the darker side of human nature. Before they get a hold of you and suck you dry it's important to identify them early, and there are several key characteristics about negative people that...
Does mental illness exist?
By: Molly McGreevy
Abnormal behavior, or mental illness, is highly individualized. Its causes, functions, and treatment are very difficult to generalize into the distinct models of abnormality. Each model is valid, yet no single method is sufficient to treat most individuals. I have an eclectic or integrated...
James Marcia and the four identity statuses theory
By: Jarred James Breaux
James Marcia identified four identity statuses: identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, identity moratorium, and identity achievement. These identity statuses are ways to resolve the identity crisis and then establish a commitment to this identity. In this context, the term crisis is a period of development where...
The different types of schizophrenia
By: Angela La Fon
What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a brain disease that is chronic, or on going, and quite severe. There is no test that can see that a person has schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that can be diagnosed by a psychiatrist based on...
Characteristics of an efficient leader
By: Glenn Magas
Leadership is Influence.It is uplifting when someone with credibility validates what you've been studying, reading, and trying to teach.This was the case at church today.The subject of Pastor Katz sermon was, "The Foundations of Leadership: Leading Like Jesus".I was very excited...
By: aurora97
Erich Fromm - Introduction Erich Fromm is one of the most intriguing figures in psychology and also one of the most influential psychoanalysts besides Sigmund Freud. His work on this subject "Escape from Freedom" explains his thoughts on the matter with great insight. He...
How personality develops: Different theories
By: Arden Davidson
Theories of personality development vary greatly among different scientific disciplines. With such a variety of schools of psychology and sociology, it is only natural that there are just as many variations of personality theory. Sigmund Freud, the so-called "father of psychoanalysis," is considered to...
What is neuroplasticity
By: Kris Kennedy
Neuroplasticity A stress ball can illustrate how the brain can change to enable it to self-repair and thinking to change. A person going through stress might grab a stress ball and squeeze it in their hand. When they remove their hand as they think through...
Hypnosis and false memory issues in UFO abduction cases
By: AlexS
Stories of extraterrestrial excursions and jaunts onto alien spacecraft are not unheard of and yet people quickly discount them as liars or attention seekers. What about those people that truly believe something occurred even when in all likelihood nothing happened? Well, to answer that question...

 

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