The psychological impact of color
By: Mark Waybill
It surprises me that people can still find certain colours annoying or enjoyable, or indeed, that any particularly strong emotional reaction could occur merely from seeing certain colours. Possibly red does remind us of blood. Possibly white does remind us of the cold. Possibly yellow...
Understanding the state of consciousness
By: Christyl Rivers
Consciousness is present when people become aware of concepts, actions and behaviors. Almost everything humans think, do, say, or feel is automatic. That is a funny word, in that it can imply something mechanical like a robot. This is definitely not the case. All animals...
Understanding the evils and dangers of group-think
By: Christyl Rivers
Many people believe that the post 911 decision to invade Iraq was motivated by Groupthink. Whether or not this is true, Groupthink is present when ever people of a group do not exactingly consider mental efficiency, morality and reality testing. It is called being &ldquo...
What is Somatic Psychology?
By: Christyl Rivers
Somatic Psychology is related to how the body experiences life on earth. Pioneered by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich early in the twentieth century, somatic psychology was the first analysis to depart from the internal mind and also examine the human body as a source for both...
What is the medical model of abnormal psychology?
By: Jerry Curtis
The medical model for abnormal psychology is the approach that treats mental illness as any other illness that has a physical cause. Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on unusual behavior, emotions, and thoughts that are causing what is recognized as a...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Although reaction formation has a specific definition in psychiatry, one almost needs a convoluted manner of thinking in order to comprehend how this mysterious defense mechanism of the mind affects its often unaware victims. According to the most reliable definitions of the term, reaction formation...
The three waves of new psychology
By: Christyl Rivers
What is the new psychology of the 21st century? Human understanding, and even sciences, progress. Astronomy began as Astrology. Chemistry began as Alchemy. Psychology began as demon possession. Insanity was clearly caused by sin and demons. Prescriptions called for prayer, potions, chains, maybe a bit...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher who made a systematic study on cognitive development. Piaget´s works on cognitive development have influenced modern education, leading to a more child-centered approach. As a child, he developed a great interest in biology and...
Why some people cry more than others
By: Ganelle Davis
Crying is a very personal emotion. Some people are more sensitive than others and may respond to sensitive matters by crying. The reasons for crying are as diverse as the people who cry. Unfortunately, some members of society have decided it's more appropriate for women...
By: ARD Smith
Well-known child psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget emphasized the significance of child-centred approaches to education. The basic premise is for the child to obtain the maximum level of developing his competence and personality. Rather than focusing on a teacher-centered approach, authorities in learning should properly...

 

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