Are vivid dreams caused by an overactive imagination?
By: Bob Trowbridge
There are many reasons for vivid dreams and no one knows all of them by a long shot. No one knows if an overactive imagination affects dreams nor even just an active imagination. Our dreams are affected by our daily actions as well as our...
Mood disorders: Introduction to bipolar disorders
By: Shannon Richey
I’m sure we can all think of times when we’ve mistaken one thing for something else. Coke and Pepsi are both brown sodas and look exactly alike in a glass, for instance. However, unlike grabbing the wrong soda, confusing a mental illness for...
Thoughts on sound barriers and road rage
By: Marilyn Martin
Freeway sound barriers are one of those good-ideas-gone-bad. I live near a freeway which is being rebuilt with sound barriers. The traffic noise isn't reduced, as much as it just shifts to a different level of noise. Instead of hearing vehicles zooming by as a...
How verbal abuse relates to control issues
By: Elaine M. Doxie
When we think of abuse, we tend to think of physical abuse. When we think of a battered woman, we think of a woman who has been beaten ruthlessly by her spouse or significant other until she has black eyes and is bleeding. It is...
Milgram's behavioral study of obedience
By: Natalia Baxter
Stanley Milgram (1974) conducted a study to find out if people would obey an authority figure if it meant physically harming another person. Milgram paid 40 men to take part in his study. Each participant was a ‘teacher’, whilst the ‘learner’ was a...
Understanding anger and its impact
By: Jaidev Adigopula
Being angry is a sign of weakness and of not being in control. It is certainly not a sign of power or authority or control. Imagine, you are driving a vehicle and on seeing an obstacle appear unexpectedly ahead on the road, you are pushing...
Why human reason is limited
By: Guy Takamatsu
While reason can be a wonderful tool given to man by God, it has its limitation. First of all we are finite limited human beings. Unlike God we cannot know everything. The second reason is Original Sin. Therefore since our reason is limited by our...
Piaget's developmental theory and stages of cognitive development
By: Mary Tyrer
Jean Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory has had an influential and continuing impact in child cognitive development. Piaget's theory centers on the idea that cognitive progression depends on schemas (schemes or categories of specific skills or grouped information) that improves as a person develops from birth...
The psychological impact of children's developmental growth on the family dynamic
By: Mary Tyrer
Diana Baumrind (Boyd & Bee, 2009) explains the aspects of the parent and child developing a connection as providing of loving care and attention or nurturing, and warmth. Parents must be consistent at all times. Making sure to make the child understands what is expected...
What is the cognitive psychology view of learning
By: Mary Tyrer
Learning is an essential part of life, from an adjusted reflex of the Aplysis to the incorporation of sensory-perceptual of sequential verbal order that arises in the human amygdale (Wickens, 2005). Behaviors are innate genetically and subject at birth or conception like homeostatic systems, firm...
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