Finding the real meaning of intelligence
By: Christyl Rivers
Human beings are often touted as being the most intelligent species known. How do we measure this? Sharks have lived on earth for more than 420 million years. Crocodiles and alligators have been around almost as long. But homo sapiens is young, and not as...
Milgram's behavioral study of obedience
By: Poppy Reid
Stanley Milgram's study investigating obedience is one of the most famous and shocking psychological experiments ever conducted. Not only did the results surprise psychologists, but inspired new research into the subject. After the Second World War, Milgram often wondered "are German people different from Americans...
Individual vulnerabilities that may lead to anorexia
By: Dymphna Morrissey
There are several theories that lead a person to develop anorexia, but each individual case is unique. Anorexia is a need for control. Usually anorexia strikes women, but men can also develop the disorder. It usually starts around the beginning of adolescence, when your period...
By: John Louie Ramos
During the latter parts of the nineteenth century, renowned Australian neurologist Sigmund Freud introduced a model depicting the psychosexual development of humans. The model, which is now known as the stages of psychosexual development, describes in detail how a person develops his sexual drives and...
By: Timiarah A. Camburn
Over the years there have been many different theories presented in order to explain how the personality develops within the human being. These theories have had varying degrees of popularity, validity, and criticisms. One of the most controversial personality development theories was proposed by Sigmund...
By: Mell Chase - 632526
Sigmund Freud, the founder of the psychoanalytic theory, had many theories on how the mind works. These ranged from defense mechanisms to psychosexual stages of development and the unconscious mind (the id, the ego, and the superego.) He believed that all people are controlled...
What is neuroplasticity
By: Jacob Woods
Neuroplasticity is the ability for the neurons in our brains to grow and shrink as necessary in response to using certain neural pathways or shorting the usage of other neural pathways. For example, in an interview conducted by Nancy K Dess on Norman M. Weinberger...
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
The devastating effect of mental health disorder can be seen in all levels of society. Issues of mental instability are caused by psychological impairment or psychiatric disorders. Anyone who is predisposed to mental impairments can experience chronic mental health disease or episodic bouts of the...
Body Language - Three Classic Techniques
By: Ann Major
Silent movies from the 30's have always fascinated me: characters making methodical movements, gestures, odd facial expressions. They were employing basic principles of body language, the art of non-verbal communication. As such, great actors like Charlie Chaplin rarely failed to get laughter from his audience...
By: Michael Totten
From job interviews to dating, nothing is more important than a good first impression. Before you can say a single word, your body language is already playing a crucial role in making that first impression. What you see in another person the first time you...

 

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