By: Elizabeth M Young
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) notes that there are some differences between sociopaths and psychopaths, but classifies them together as Antisocial Personality Disorder. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases And Related Health Problems (ICD) refers to Dissocial Personality Disorder. Both disorders...
Human consistency in social psychology
By: Robert Grice
HUMAN CONSISTENCY IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY What is social psychology? Gordon Allport (1985) described social psychology as using scientific methodology to understand how the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual or imagined presence and actions of others. Social psychology considers group...
Why anxiety or stress can be beneficial to an individual
By: Judith Zoglio
Anxiety or stress can be beneficial to people Anxiety and stress has proven to be very beneficial to individuals in a variety of ways. In the following examples I will show how an airline pilot used an elevated stress level to keep his skills and...
Are teenage girls in a large family more at risk of indulging in antisocial behaviors?
By: Purrie Graham
How could my daughter be in danger? I know what they are doing. How could have I not seen this coming? These are questions that are all too commonly asked. All parents know what their daughters are up too right? Sadly, this is not the...
Jungian Psychology
By: Mat Hudson
Carl Gustav Jung was a strange melancholic child who had no brothers or sisters until he was nine, so he played his own imaginary games. Jung was born in 1875 in Kesswill, Switzerland, the only son of a Swiss Reformed Church Evangelical minster. The family...
By: Judy Pedraza
Fear can leave you paralyzed. It can also get so overwhelming that it can interfere with your daily life. This feeling affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. If you are dealing with fear, you should try your best to overcome...
What do dreams about snakes mean?
By: Eileen Bailey
Dreams have a unique significance to each branch of psychology; therefore, it is appropriate to evaluate the meaning of a snake from each psychological perspective. The perspectives of psychoanalytic, cognitive, biological, socio-cultural, and behavioral psychology are all included regardless of their study of dreams because...
Dream interpretations: Teeth falling out
By: Meghan Rizzo
Dreaming of losing one's teeth is extremely common. It is a nightmare almost as ubiquitous as that of being nude in public, and it is accompanied by similar feelings of horror, fear, and panic. Due to its prevalence across a variety of cultures, its meanings...
What is cognitive psychology?
By: Mat Hudson
Cognitive basically means “thinking” – perceiving, memory, language, problem solving, and so on. The cognitive perspective is often seen as a contrast to the radical behavioural view. Early theories suggested that the mind doesn’t exist, or at least, it’s a waste of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The prominent feature of impulse control disorders is the repeated inability to stop behaving impulsively, or to resist the desire for short term satisfaction from behaviors and actions that result in great long term loss or harm. Like other psychological disorders there is a profound...

 

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