What is abnormal psychology?
By: Judith Hay
Think you're abnormal? Moreover is it good or bad to generally be abnormal? Abnormal simply means outside of the normal - that today mean individuals who have a behaviour which most others do not. It does all hang on how abnormal psychology addresses or analyses...
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Children who are born the only child in a family have unique personality traits, according to Alfred Adler, who was born in Vienna, Austria on February 7, 1870. Is he correct in his conclusions about the personality of the only child, or is it time...
Personality traits of the only child
By: Tammy Cramblett
If you have ever wondered why some people are the way they are, it could have something to do with their childhood. How a person's personality develops can have a great deal to do with whether they have siblings, or are an only child. People...
By: J. Lang Wood
The psychology of personal constructs was a theory developed by George Kelly in the 1950s. He devised a new way of thinking about his patients’ thought processes and how they could be changed for more effective living. Much of his work was developed during the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Many decades age, families insisted on having more than one child especially because of the belief that there should be someone to accompany the other sibling throughout life. However, at present, the trend of having only one child seems to be rising gradually and from...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In medicine, decompensation is a term used to describe the functional deterioration of an organ or a body system, which may no longer be able to cope with the bodily demands. It may take place because of severe stress, infections, trauma, organ failure…etc and...
By: Colette Georgii
One type of defense mechanism is called rationalization. Rationalization is one of the ways a person might defend what he says or does. Rationalization is a way to defend one's own ego; or a way to resolve an anxiety brought on by conflict. Defense mechanisms...
By: Tony Northover
Defence mechanisms are part of Sigmund Freud’s Psycho-dynamic theory of personality. In Freud’s view the adult personality is made of three parts: Id, Ego and Superego. These parts develop break off from the Id as the individual matures. They can be summarized as...
By: Colette Georgii
The flight-fight response is a complex automatic mechanism that happens in the human or animal body when threatened or confronted by an adversary or harmful situation. It can happen without any conscious thought, but is tied to the psychological makeup of humans and related to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Flight-fight response is a physiological manifestation resulting from a perceived threat, which can be either real or imaginary. It is a chain reaction, which is also known by the names of ‘acute stress response’ and ‘hyperarousal.’ Walter Canon first described the phenomenon...

 

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