By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Rationalization is an ego-defense mechanism that people use to make excuses for situations or events in their lives that they do not like. People use it often when they are angry, depressed, scared or hurt. The mechanism usually works negatively to make the person feel...
What is the psychological meaning of conservation?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Conservation is a term generally refers to the protection, preservation, management or restoration of physical and non-physical attributes of an environment for the benefit of all those who are concerned. However, due to the importance of a healthy environment for the sustainability of the human...
Helping people change negative self images
By: Christyl Rivers
It is little wonder people have such a negative self image these days. People are completely disconnected from the lives they evolved to live, in small bands or tribes, in rich biodiversity and abundant plenty at most locations. Today, relationships to our very planet are...
Depression: Is society taking the wrong approach?
By: Jacob Woods
Depression is viewed by psychologists as a mental disorder. There are many forms of depression including seasonal affective disorder, major depression, and minor depression. The criteria for diagnoses varies just as much as the various forms of depression itself. These include irritability and the feelings...
By: Carina Freeman
Paraskavedekatriaphobia is pronounced para-skavi-deka-tria-foby-ah the basic stress pattern makes it sound like PAraSKAveDEkaTRIaPHObia. The word paraskavedkatriaphoiba is a combination of the greek word paraskevi meaning Friday and dekatreis meaning thirteen attached to phobia meaning fear. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. There are...
By: Sorcha Ni Dhomhnaill
It's important to understand that a defense mechanism is not necessarily an unhealthy thing. Defensive psychological strategies are a logical response to a perceived threat, though they may be mature or immature, and they may become counterproductive as they outlive their usefulness. There are many...
Is psychology being mis-used
By: Miss Psychology
Modern society primarily undervalues the necessity of psychology. Psychology is glanced upon like it is primarily an issue for psychologists and people who have behavioral or emotional challenges. Nonetheless, the fact is everybody has psychological dilemmas that they try to bury away. Absolutely no one...
Book reviews: Psychology and Industrial Efficiency, by Hugo Munsterberg
By: Paul Brodie
Psychology as a science is useful insofar as it is applied to solving the issues of everyday life. This is the purpose of Hugo Munsterberg’s 1913 book Psychology and Industrial Efficiency. Munsterberg’s approach to psychology is to answer common questions through psychological experimentation...
By: Lauren Swafford
There are many theories regarding Ego and its role in human behavior. In studying defense mechanisms and identification, in particular, it is imperative to understand the observations and theories of Sigmund Freud as his Psychoanalytical approach remains influential in the field of Psychology. Many of...
Ego-defense mechanisms: Identification
By: Lauren Swafford
There are many theories regarding Ego and its role in human behavior. In studying defense mechanisms and identification, in particular, it is imperative to understand the observations and theories of Sigmund Freud as his Psychoanalytical approach remains influential in the field of Psychology. Many of...

 

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