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There are two great pioneers of cognitive psychology Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck. Both of these great men made major contributions to normal and abnormal psychology. Beck is remembered for his work in understanding depression. Beck proposed that depressed people only focus on what is gloomy and ignore what is positive in their lives.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 3 comments
Dream psychotherapy has been used since ancient times as a method of healing the anxious mind. This article uncovers its mystery to show how it is still a valid and effective tool which is of much use in the therapeutic setting. Clients are often troubled by symbolic dreams and often find it easier to discuss their problems symbolically. Dreams are our way of advising ourselves what to do; they express our deepest emotions. Symbolic Dream Hypnosis helps us to explain our feelings symbolicall...
Published by Alyson Dunlop 67 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 0 comments
Is your boss conniving, manipulative, charming and driven to succeed? If so, they may not be a simple high-flyer. Perhaps they are a psychopath, just as a recent study suggests they could be. Psychopaths are more likely to wear pinstriped suits than prison uniforms, and they may seem quite nice until you get to know them.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +32 votes | 9 comments
This article will explain the secrets to success in life, and may even change the way you look at yourself in the mirror everyday! The main points it talks about are 'what is success', 'how do I know I am successful', 'how do I become successful' and the power of the mind and a good, but also balanced mindset.
Published by Flagged 68 months ago in Psychology | +8 votes | 1 comments
People have long suspected that their emotions can make a difference to their health. Interestingly, we have known this for a long time, as is evident in the way we speak and the phrases we use. This article looks at how we use language to link emotions and health, and explains why feelings are joined via our thoughts and how we physically feel.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +28 votes | 2 comments
We all know problem people that everyone else regards as a problem too. They are annoying, manipulative or have bad habits and take-up our time. This article is not about how to handle them, it’s about how to cope with problem people who remind us of our past and bring up uncomfortable feelings.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +20 votes | 3 comments
When faced by a group of people with strongly held beliefs we are likely to be swayed and follow them. Naturally, you probably do not imagine that this is true of you, because you are different. However, a study by Asch tells us that most people tend to change their beliefs to suit the group they belong too, even when the group is obviously wrong. People fail to recognize this fact, or speak-up, and instead blindly follow the group. Despite this, there is a way group dynamics can be altered so t...
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +18 votes | 4 comments
Stanley Milgrams study about authority and how people respond shed light on wartime atrocities. How could people blindly follow orders and hurt other people just because they were told to? Milgrams experiment showed that most people naturally follow orders, no matter what the consequences to another person is. Do you think you would behave differently? Perhaps, as the study suggests, 65% of readers would behave just like the subjects in the experiment.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +13 votes | 1 comments
Have you ever had an embarrassing moment in public? Like the rest of us, it is probable that you have. Being embarrassed can feel awful, and you certainly may view it as negative. However, this article might make you change you mind and start to see social blunders in a more positive light.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +9 votes | 0 comments
How could a nervous breakdown possibly be beneficial? I am sure this is a question you may ask if you hear otherwise. However, it is possible that the result of a breakdown involves a release of ego, and the emergence of the real you. No one wants a nervous breakdown, but if you have one, at least something good could come out of it.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +11 votes | 3 comments
Did you know you spend a huge amount of time thinking about life instead of truly experiencing it? This article describes what mind wandering is, and how it can be detrimental when it comes to happiness. Methods of how to live more fully in the present are also discussed. By living in the moment you are more likely to be happy.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
Behavior therapy has many applications today. Teachers rely on behavior modification for teaching young children. Systematic desensitization is used to ease the fear and anxiety triggered by certain life situations or by phobias. Assertion therapy will get shy or anxious people to speak up and voice their feelings and opinions. Aversion therapy will relinquish maladaptive behaviors. Modeling and role playing can help certain people become confident in life situations.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
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