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What is psychic ability? This question is often asked, but very few people know that there are many kinds of psychic ability. This articles will look briefly at a few kinds such as; automatic writing, pet psychics, and channeling. Shirley Maclaine and Esther Hicks are among the most famous channelers.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 6 comments
What is a misanthrope? What is misanthropy? Where did the word misanthropy come from? Is a misanthrope the same thing as a sociopath? What is the term for when a person hates people? Learn why some people come to dislike humanity as a whole. Who was Carl Panzram? Why do people become hermits?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Psychology | +8 votes | 7 comments
In the 1960s T groups became popular. These groups fostered goal setting and goal completion strategies. These T groups blossomed into the ever popular encounter groups that helped individual’s personal growth and the ability to become successful. They were very powerful tools for growth. Analytic group therapy also became popular at this time. Analytic group therapy was more concerned with seeing how the raw emotions of the individual surfaced in these groups.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
The witch trails held at Salem, Massachusetts goes down in history as an example of mass hysteria, the mistreatment of mentally unstable people, and the ignorance of medical and legal community of the times. Many theories have been put forward with regards to what may have happened. Ergot poisoning from contaminated rye grain is the best theory to date.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 8 comments
I am unsure about why the warning on Lamictal is so heavy about contracting Stevens-Johnson disease, because until I took this medication, I never had received such a warning about penacillins, Zithromax, Trileptal, Fluconazole, Ibuprofen, or Depakote, all of which I have taken at one time or another. To begin with, Stevens–Johnson syndrome is a particularly rare condition. Only about 2.6 to 6.1 cases per million are serious enough to need treatment or be reported in people per year. In...
Published by Amy Russell 69 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
In any group members will take on different roles. The roles they take on may be too extensive and they end up doing too much; or the roles may be too restrictive and they cannot do much of anything. In families role playing contributes to the solidity of the family. They are also reciprocal in nature.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 0 comments
Around the time of the French Revolution, Phiillipe Pinel is accredited as being the first doctor to consider treating asylum patients with respect. He abolished the chains that confined patients to the walls and chairs. He allowed them to walk around. A Quaker by the name of William Tuke appalled with the hospitals in England started the first private retreat where patients could talk with the staff about their problems and grow gardens. These two men started what was to be known as moral t...
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 5 comments
Families are often interdependent upon each other whether they are a functional family or a dysfunctional one. They need each other in some way and will make excuses about why that is so even when the family does not work. Therapists listen to what the families say to each other and what those messages can be interpreted to be.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
The earliest asylums in Europe housed the insane and the beggars of society. There was no treatment except to get the patients to work. The word bedlam derived from these mental hospitals. Benjamin Rush was the founder of psychiatry and started a mental hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. He believed that to cure a mental patient you had to frighten them.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +9 votes | 13 comments
Many fundamentalist religious people talk about the absolute truth of what their religion teaches, which means that even among different churches of the same religion, the vast majority of people cannot be right. These beliefs in absolute truth in religion can become detrimental to society, as has been seen in the past.
Published by Rowan Casey 70 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 1 comments
The idea of bringing families into the therapy session was borrowed from the idea of group interactions. Social scientist first looked to the groups as agents for change in the early 1920s, with such theorists as William MacDougall and then later Kurt Lewin, the founder of field theory. These pioneers studied political models for change and the importance of every individual within the group.
Published by carol roach 70 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 5 comments
The common belief that most witches during the inquisition were just mentally feeble or insane individuals has come under closer scrutiny. Though many were insane not all were. The inquisitors used torture and trickery to get their confession. Also during the Middle Ages many monasteries were opened to care for the ill and the feeble minded.
Published by carol roach 70 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 7 comments
Most people believe that the only way to argue is with loud words and fists. Fortunately there are some people who can swat you their side even read your rights, dress you down and put you in your place without even raising voices. They just use cheap psychological tricks to win their arguments. Know some of their tips on how to stop yourself committing impulsive act.
Published by Jessie Agudo 231 months ago in Psychology | +0 votes | 0 comments
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