By: Bob Trowbridge
The psychology of body image is highly impacted by culture and society. It is also impacted by time. The idea of what is beautiful in different cultures can vary widely. Some African cultures see beauty in exaggerated lips or extended necks. Others use extensive body...
Alternatives to getting psychological help
By: Sam E. Jones
Many people believe that the best course of action for those suffering from any sort of mental illness is to seek help from a psychologist or psychiatrist, or at the very least see a therapist. This may not be the case for all people though...
Not seeing ourselves as we really are: The role of rationalisation
By: Bob Trowbridge
Few of us see ourselves as we really are; not in terms of our physical body and not in terms of our personality. We may exaggerate our perception of the self in a positive direction or in a negative direction. These distorted self-perceptions can change...
By: Sam E. Jones
There is no understanding suicide, just as there is no understanding human nature, or love, or loneliness or despair. Suicide is a choice, but rarely one of last resort. It’s more of an escape; a means of ceasing to be the person that you...
Why people fail in life
By: Gideon Oluwasegun Amuda
Success is an important factor for measurement of life’s fulfillment; it determines whether you have fully aligned into your purpose for existence. In the cross-examination of people’s views, ideas and opinions about the subject of success and failure they have often asserted the...
By: Thomas Penna
The first step in anger management to admit that you are angry. If you deny that you become angry then it will lead to negative types of behavior. Suppressing anger can create a inner conflict that can create a self destructive road. Here are five...
Speculating on the connection between studying psychology and developing mental illness
By: Thomas Penna
'Mental Illness Psychosis' similar to 'Medical Student Syndrome' 'People often deal with new information by relating it to themselves. This habit surrounds us in daily life. If you describe an interesting incident to someone, his probable reply is to relate a similar incident about himself...
How to understand the emotions of a child
By: Bob Trowbridge
One of the biggest mistakes we make as parents and as adults is to forget what it was like to be a child. The most dangerous and often damaging assumption we make as adults, as we look at the emotions of a child, is to...
A psychological look into serial killers
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
They are amongst us. They blend with us. They may be your neighbors, landlords, pizza delivery boy, farmer and professionals or they may disguise as one of the layers or the police. They’re like chameleon that changes into one of those people that you...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: Elie Hutcheson
It's a fact of life that we all die. No one is exempt from death. Our bodies wear out and perish just as all living things do making way for new life. Probably the biggest differences in the way we handle death are our beliefs...

 

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