By: Elizabeth M Young
A person who is without ambition is either completely under someone else's care, is very ill, or is soon to be dead. It is the human survival imperative to have ambition at one level or another. When we wake up in the morning, we wake...
By: Elizabeth M Young
This article will look at some alternative views of dreaming about being naked. Dreams are a mechanism for the mind (which loves to resolve internal conflict) to create scenarios where the individual is either warned that a conflict exists or is provided a fictional scenario...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When we develop or learn cognitive styles that favor the negative paths of thought, we can laugh a little at the concept of "stinkin' thinkin'"! Positive thinking can come from two sources: an ability to look for solutions to the problem that is weighing us...
Does mental illness exist?
By: Polo Maldonado-Martinez
No. Mental illness does not exist. Mental illness is a metaphor. In order to justify my assertion it is indispensable to know certain facts. Getting to this conclusion will require some review of how it became a "fact" for so many people; instead of the...
By: Trish Austin
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs was developed by Dr. Maslow to explain the progressive nature of the development of individual’s needs. Additionally and more importantly, if anything interferes with the fulfilment of these needs, neurosis in the individual will develop. The neurosis will occur...
Introduction to Gestalt psychology
By: Zulkhairy Mohd Nor
Gestalt theory focused on the mind's perceptive processes. The word "Gestalt" has no direct translation in English, but refers to "a way a thing has been gestalt; i.e., placed, or put together; common translations include, "form" or "shape”. Gestalt theorists follow the basic principle...
Can science settle the question of whether money can buy happiness?
By: Melissa Murphy - 565406
As the trend toward bigger houses, more expensive cars and the accumulation of more and more stuff continues, we are compelled to ask the question: Does this incessant quest for materialistic possessions make us happier? We all have the same basic needs consisting of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Substance disorders are defined in two categories: abuse and dependency. Substance is defined as "...that which produces a high, alters senses or otherwise affects functioning" 1 Common substances are alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, marijuana, heroin, inhalants, Special-K (a veterinary drug called Ketamine)and Crack Cocaine. For...
By: Al Harven Sr
Article: The Four Humors of Human Personality The purpose of this article is to discuss the origin and basic development and structure of human Personality. The Four Humors/Temperaments or Personality Traits are considered ancient indicators for diseases of the body, behaviors of individuals, and emotional...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Originally, a classifying system for mental disorders was needed. In the Census of the 1840s, the classification system was called "idiocy/insanity"! There were seven categories which included melancholia, mania, monomania,paresis,dipsomania, epilepsy and dementia. In the early 1900s the American Psychiatric association and a...

 

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