Identifying and dealing with negative people
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Identifying the negative people in your life is the easy part. The real work begins when you try to get along with them. Trying to have a meaningful conversation with a difficult individual who is self-focused, disagreeable, or explosive is far from pleasant and requires...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Mary Tyrer
Cognitive psychology is essential to the development of the scientific psychological field. Wilhelm Wundt was the first to take the science of psychology into the laboratory with the intention of studying human thoughts in 1879. The progression of significant and clarity of the academic process...
The line between stress and mental disorders
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
The line between stress and a mental disorder is much like the one that exists between neurosis and psychosis. Just as we all experience some form of neurotic behavior from time to time, we all experience stress as well. And while neurosis does not always...
Experimental and control groups explained
By: Lesley Hebert
In all scientific disciplines from physics to psychology, experimental design is a cornerstone of the scientific method. Investigators formulate a hypothesis and then test it through experiments which are carefully designed to be replicable by other researchers and to yield statistically provable results. These goals...
The difference between psychosis and neurosis
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Psychosis and neurosis are two psychological terms that are often used incorrectly in contemporary society. It is not uncommon to hear a young person exclaim, "My mother is so neurotic! She just doesn't know when to stop harping." "Going all psychotic" is an equally...
Book reviews: Imagine, How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
By: Tucker Lieberman
When Jonah Lehrer's third book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works," imploded and took its author down with it, it had already sold hundreds of thousands of copies during the first half of 2012. The book has some merits despite Lehrer's admitted partial fabrication of its...
Living alone
By: Sun Meilan
There are both advantages and disadvantages to living alone. There is no doubt that it suits some people much better than others. Those who enjoy their own company may prefer it to living with someone else; whereas those who need regular company may find that...
How to stop being so defensive
By: Carol Gioia
Do you react defensively at any hint of criticism? When someone disagrees with you, do you find it difficult to accept his opinion as simply different from your own, or do you feel the need to debate the subject into the ground in an effort...
By: K.C. Neal
You are getting very sleepy... Just watch the clock tick back and forth... When you awaken you will do exactly what you are told... That is what most people associate with hypnosis - having your actions and thoughts controlled by another person who has magical...
By: Kristina Manusu
According to some writers, Freud dared "to pursue his exceptional insight - whether genius, vision or fantasy - into what many see as a revolutionary theory of sexuality". By contrast, others see him as a conservative thinker who reasserted patriarchal domination in a modernised form...

 

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