How to overcome fear
By: Scott Birch
It makes sense that we as an evolving species are still afraid of the unknown. Fear is a survival technique, but since we no longer have to worry about what may be waiting for us in a dark cave; we fear what the future holds...
How to tell if you're too proud
By: Xen
As I carry furniture into her house from the front lawn, my mother regales Melanie, seated on a plastic foot rest and knitting, about the one time I had friends over for New Years Eve."We were used to [my brother] Dan's friends. They drank...
By: Brittany Murrietta
Golden light glows from the lamps and illuminates the talking faces of my relatives. We're all packed into the dining room with the aroma of apple cider drifting through the house. It's Christmas Eve at my mother's house. Thanks to a few bottles of liquor...
By: Hal Lillywhite
The causes of groupthink are many and diverse. The results, unfortunately, are more uniform - and nearly all bad. Groupthink is decision-making poison. It excludes consideration of useful information and analysis required for making good decisions. This can lead to disaster. For example one study...
What's your greatest fear?
By: patty smithe
I have a dream about twice a year that scares me to no end. It starts like this.My husband and I are on a driving trip. When all of a sudden a warning comes on the radio, to take shelter. There are fighter planes...
Differences in type A, AB, and B personality traits
By: brynhyfryd
Whether you are sociable or a perfectionist, a psychopath or timid, your personality trait can be explained by the principle of Personality Type Theory. This theory has been criticized quite widely in recent years with the result that, while it has not exactly fallen...
Things that make you cry easily
By: Rosemary Redfern
It can be really embarrassing when something sets you crying in public. One minute you are feeling fine, the next the tears are overflowing. What gets us is so personal. I found myself in tears at the overture of The Mikado by Gilbert and...
What is brontophobia?
By: Dr. Jerry Kennard
Brontophobia means fear (phobia) of thunder (bronto). When people talk about fear it can mean anything from a relatively mild state of discomfort to a situation bordering on, or including, outright panic. When there is no obvious threat to the person yet the fear response...
The different types of psychology theories
By: Victoria Wilcox
"People talk about "finding" their lives, in reality your life is not something you find it's something you create" (David Phillips). This is exactly what the goals are for both Humanistic/Person-Centered theory and the Jungian Psychoanalytical theory. The Humanistic/Person-Centered Therapy approach is based on the...
Does mental illness exist?
By: Bob Seery
Because of his potent arguments that seek to dismantle the notion of "mental illness", the maverick Hungarian born US psychiatrist, Thomas Szasz, has quite often and quite mistakenly been associated with the aims and philosophy of the 60's anti-psychiatry movement - a movement which he...

 

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