A psychological look into serial killers
By: Jonathan Hamilton
Serial killers hold a horrible fascination for many people. The thought that a human being can become so twisted and psychotic, to the point of slaughtering their fellow man, is a fascinating—if admittedly macabre—field of study. Serial killers are not simple murderers. Their...
According to the biological and psychodynamic approaches, do dreams have meaning?
By: Christyl Rivers
Dreams do have meaning, but not all dreams have significant meaning. Sigmund Freud published one of his most important works, The Interpretation of Dreams in 1899. In it, he reveals much about the sub conscious, or unconscious. He finds that dreams largely represent wish fulfillment...
Are you inner or outer directed?
By: Thomas H. Dorr
Are you motivated from within, or from your surroundings? Are you selfish or selfless? Independent or dependent? Egotistical or altruistic? As humans, we’re all motivated. We all have ambitions, interests. We all drive towards a goal or two. But what fuels that ambition? Is...
By: Timiarah A. Camburn
Verbal abuse is just as damaging as mental abuse because verbal abuse is mental abuse. Think about it. When a person puts down another person by calling them names, nagging, arguing, badgering, making threats, or saying otherwise cruel things, where does this information go? It...
Verbal abuse and its effect on self esteem
By: C. Key Strokes
“You make me act this way towards you!” These are the words of an abuser to his lover of three years. As I unfortunately bear witness to this wild display of emotions, I think to myself of how to stop this abuse from...
By: Marissa Meleske
Identifying a problem and actually resolving it are two completely different things. Just because you acknowledge something, doesn't mean it's necessarily going to get better. It will not fix itself. That's like saying ,"Oh, my shirt is on backwards today" and expecting it to turn...
Parental neglect causes behavior problems in children
By: Christyl Rivers
Parents teach by what they do. When a parent leaves a child unintended, they are teaching that child that attention to that child is “optional.” When a child is asking for attention in a grocery cart, and the mum or dad goes on...
By: Steve Gregory
The teacher-student relationship is one that is perhaps second only to the parent-child relationship in terms of a young person’s development. It’s only natural then that a teacher, a sort of pseudo-parental figure and a legal guardian of students (in loco parentis), is...
By: Janet Grischy
Psychologists have many ways of studying behavior. The many branches of psychology, and the many approaches within each branch, have given birth to multiple approaches. Three ways of studying human behavior that an everyday person may encounter are longitudinal, cross-sectional, and case-control studies. Longitudinal Studies...
By: Magda DH
Psychology aspires to be a serious science, and the majority of academic and research psychologists use scientific methods to study human behaviour. However, psychology doesn't have one, dominant paradigm in the way hard sciences like physics or physiology do, and thus psychologists adoring to different...

 

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