By: Brendan O'Loughlin
From personal experience I have found that drugs and alcohol do not lead to to necessarily "escape" reality, more to the point that they offer a means to face your perceptions of reality means to you.The altered states of mind afforded by the use...
By: Yma Orne C.
Whenever a person chooses to escape reality it is often the result of a painful memory or event that has traumatized them to the point of shutting themselves down emotionally. People use drugs and alcohol because of the instant feeling that they achieve after its...
By: Jonte Rhodes
This article again raises the age old question of nature vs nurture once again to explain why people tend to be violent or exhibit violent behaviors. Nature vs nurture basically asks the question whether our upbringing and surroundings (nurture, raised), or our inbuilt and genetic...
By: Renee Pierce
Depression is society taking the wrong approach? "Sweetie, are you getting out of bed today? I really think you should get out and get a job," said a generic husband to his wife of 20 years. "Maybe you could volunteer somewhere."This is going...
By: Veronika Sjinkarenko
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a manual that is used by psychologists and therapists for diagnosing mental disorders. Today we are on the fourth edition of this manual, DSM-IV-TR, and the fifth is expected in the year 2011.There is...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Humans learn best by experience for the simple reason that we remember from past experiences the best and worst ways to accomplish any particular task we might be encountering at that time. Unlike animals which have only a limited memory, particularly with details and complex...
By: Hal Lillywhite
Should you think rationally or intuitively? Well, if you are rowing a boat, which oar should you use? Rational and intuitive thought are like the left and right oars, in nearly all situations they are best used together.If you are a normal human, you...
By: Dolores Moore
'Cogito ergo sum', 'I think, therefore I exist' the basis of Rene Descartes' philosophy is a simple but magnificent definition of our human mind, in my opinion. Cognitive psychology, with all its many direction, connections, science and investigations, is encapsulated in those words, as this...
Strategies for overcoming math anxiety amidst the challenges of everyday life
By: Molly Flannery
As a requirement for college I had to take calculus. Calculus sounded like some elusive concept of math I would never get. Before I took calculus, my thoughts were that only scientists and smart people can take calculus. This thought pattern set me up for...
By: Keith Michael
There are various reasons why one uses drugs and alcohol in cultures around the world. Historically, the most prevalent reason has been as a doorway to the spiritual realm. Though escapism, another motivation for drug use, is nothing new, it seems to be the current...

 

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