Anxiety disorders: Panic attack
By: Terence Thomas
Do you have any friends or even a family member who has a panic disorder? This condition can cause serious difficulties in your life or for your loved ones. Also known as panic attacks, a panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which...
Uncovering the significance of dreams
By: Steven Newit
Dreams have whatever significance we choose to attach to them. Freud would have us believe, for example, that flying dreams reflect a desire for sexual activity whereas falling ones reveal a fear of impotence. Sex is always very important in Freudian thought, though flying dreams...
Understanding the biological view of modern psychology
By: Christyl Rivers
That we are animals, and that we co-evolved just as all other Earth organisms, is the foundation for those psychologists who study biological psychology. Eco-psychology, evolutionary psychology, and even sociobiology, all share this premise. These professionals realize the psyche is biological in origin and this...
Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols
By: Bridget Webber
Dolphins are now thought to be more intelligent than chimpanzees. Their brain size in comparison with their body, and the fact that their brain cortex potentially affords them vast cognitive abilities, makes dolphins highly unusual in the animal kingdom, and brings them closer in intelligence...
By: Michael Totten
Dolphins have long been known to have acute eyesight and hearing. They are also curious and inquisitive. Now researchers with the Wild Dolphin Project have taken advantage of those facts to recruit wild dolphins into developing a common language, by using the dolphins' ability to...
Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols
By: Effie Moore Salem
Dolphins are smart. They're second to humans where intelligence is concerned, scientists believe. Their brains are large and are comparable-at least functioning in the more primal aspects the same way human brains work- to that of humans. Scientists have observed in neurological studies the brains...
By: Bridget Webber
Parrots used to be thought of simply as good mimics. Rather than being considered amazingly intelligent, their ability to amuse, via copying human speech and sounds, led to them being associated with entertainment rather than their cognitive and communication abilities being explored. Since then, its...
Human behavior: The reasons we make decisions, both good and bad
By: Christyl Rivers
Human animals are allowed the curse, and or blessing, of having abstract thought to decide what is good and what is bad. Although this binary system of quick judgement is flawed, and invariably leads to not clearly seeing all the shades of gray, it is...
Understanding human emotional defense mechanisms
By: Lorie Spencer
It’s Sexy- Stand Up for You There is not much that is more disheartening than watching a loved one be put down emotionally or verbally by another, and then watching them not stand up for themselves. This is very true in a relationship with...
By: Michael Totten
When studying the creative intelligence of another species, it can be difficult to separate deliberate creative responses from imperfect rote response behavior. Many previous intelligence and language studies in dolphins did not distinguish between them. In most cases, all that was asked of the dolphin...

 

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