By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Pregnancy is joyful time for most expectant parents as they are anxiously await the birth of their new baby. It is such an exciting time that some women fake being pregnant. Why would a woman pretend to be pregnant when she isn’t? The answers...
Introduction to Gestalt therapy
By: Lauren Swafford
According Gary Yontef (1989) Gestalt Therapy was founded by Fredrick and Laura Perls in the 1940’s. Its practice focuses on contact and awareness. Kirchner states that the German word Gestalt cannot be translated into an English word but can be defined as “a...
Experts: Mass killers usually seeking revenge
By: Sun Meilan
The recent shootings in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colarado, which killed 12 people and wounded another 59, has shocked the world. Fortunately, mass killings like this are not common occurrences. That does, however, mean that there is little known about the thought process behind...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Paul Brodie
In life, everything has a cause and effect, although neither one is always readily identifiable. Physical pain is sometimes preceded by observable injury, in which case it is clear what caused the pain. Sometimes there is pain without any observable reason. Research scientists attempt to...
Why children are losing touch with reality
By: Christyl Rivers
For tens of thousands of years, children once lived among farms and villages, and knew neighbors, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Now they often live far from the family of origin and among strangers. For only the last two hundred years, human beings and their...
Challenges of being an introvert
By: Jacob Woods
The challenges of being an introvert are derived directly from the fact that much of the western and industrialized world emphasizes extroverted behavior. Susan Cain speaks on behalf of introverts living in the world of extroverted bias, “Our most important institutions, our schools and...
The need for love in humans and certain animal species
By: Christyl Rivers
Love has been called the most powerful force in the Universe. Is there any science to back this up? Do only human beings love? No, love is one of the most primitive emotions, triggered deep in the reptilian brain. When one thinks of love, it...
Understanding "emo"
By: Paul Brodie
Youth brings self discovery which leads to world discovery. Adolescence is a time of finding topics of interest, making and breaking friendships, and exercising more independence. With some teens, music plays a huge role in influencing hobbies, clothing, and friends. Since the late 1990s...
A psychological look into serial killers
By: Durga Krishnan
According to the FBI’s guidelines, a serial killer is someone who has murdered at least 3 people, with a cooling off period in between kills. The killer is usually a stranger to the victims and the motivation for murder is rarely, if ever, primarily...
By: Durga Krishnan
Profiling is a tool used by law enforcement agencies around the country to help identify distinguishable characteristics of a perpetrator of a crime based on an analysis of the crime and the way it was committed. While psychological profiling is more famously known for its...

 

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