Definition of Jacques Lacan's death drive
By: Sabrina Dawkins
The death drive defined by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan does not describe literal death, but death within the symbolic order. After having rejected the symbolic order composed of language, conceptualization and categorization, however, the subject persists. Slavoj Zizek describes this existence as a living death: those...
How to understand the emotions of a child
By: Melissa Murphy - 565406
What parent doesn't want their children to be well-adjusted, happy and able to accomplish what they want in life? The truth is that many parents don't realize that their children have some very basic psychological needs that, if not met, may affect their potential to...
The psychological impact of color
By: Melissa Murphy - 565406
Are you physically and emotionally affected by color? Probably more than you think. Have you ever wondered why restaurants use stimulating primary colors like bright red and yellow while doctors' offices and hospitals use the more calming hues of blues and greens? Researchers have shown...
The difference between logical and emotional decision-making
By: Sam E. Jones
People have to make decisions every day; sometimes they are big ones, such as should you marry someone that has proposed to you, other times they are small ones, such as whether to have that last doughnut in the break room; but decisions must be...
By: Sarah Ganly
There is a strong relationship between the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of humans. All of these areas of human development have their unique traits, but they are all dependent of each other as well. This article will describe the traits of these areas of...
Factors that influence personality
By: John Louie Ramos
In studying the behaviors of people, it is important to note that people are different. They have different traits and characteristics and each has their own unique and distinct personality. Thus, individual differences of people or in layman's language, personality differences are molded by certain...
Change and how people deal with it
By: Elspeth Raisbeck
Dealing with Change. The only constant is change. It’s a cliché but true. However, there are 2 types of change and the way we react to each can be quite different. The first type is the change we make ourselves – a new hair...
Ethical issues in research
By: Crystal Watts
Ethical Issues in Research: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research As everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, there is certainly much controversy sparked over human embryonic stem cell research and has promoted a series of ethical and un-ethical concerns. Medical breakthroughs, treatment of illnesses...
By: Elizabeth M Young
An encounter with a negative person can either become rapidly upsetting and infuriating. or it might result in a slower and less well defined response, such as a sadness that does not seem to make sense or feelings of inadequacy that seem to have come...
Overview of the DSM-V
By: Bob Seery
I'm quite sceptical myself about DSM classifications; there are clearly a lot of disorders being brought into being - seemingly from nowhere - and the issue here appears to be the need to create a greater fusion with pharmacological research. For all the new conditions...

 

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