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Human motivation sometimes runs on chemicals, much as cars run on petrol or diesel. The dopamine reward people get when they achieve accomplishments they perceive as pleasurable is immense. This article looks at the highs and lows of dopamine concerning reward, including how psychopaths are driven by a love of this cherished chemical.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 0 comments
People’s ideas about violent video games and their effects often clash. However, there is information gleaned from studies that can enlighten players, and non-game players about how this activity can be detrimental or beneficial. At present, it is thought that only a select few can achieve a boost to their wellbeing by engaging in violent video games.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +10 votes | 9 comments
Balance can be the key to a happy life, as taking any behavior to its extremes may be dangerous rather than beneficial. Rituals and routines can be useful and helpful in life, as they provide security and comfort. Taken to the extreme however, they may be unhealthy and have only problems to offer.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
People who are always late can be hard to handle. Their behavior can be frustrating, and come across as being rude and selfish. If you have to deal with them you may attempt to change their behavior thoughtfully, or you can do the only thing you are in control of, which is to alter your response to their lateness by not waiting anymore.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
In an attempt to find out who is honest, we tend to examine the signs a dishonest person provides. Instead of this approach, it can be more useful to look at how a genuine person acts and the behavior they display which reveals their intentions. Body language, their voice and what they say can help tell you if they are honest or not.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
The learning theorists of the 20th century have long maintained that any behavior whether it is abnormal or normal is learned through the environment. This behavior has somehow been reinforced and that is why it continues. They believe that much of the issues of mental problems stem from child rearing. Though there is much good in this model it has proven to be insufficient when trying to find the causes of mental illness.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +14 votes | 15 comments
Mediational theorists are still learning theorists. They do look to observable data to formulate their theories and their treatments. These theorists were prominent in the 1930s and 1940s. They differed from the classical conditioning and the operant conditioning theorists in that they believed that something internal was going on that would cause the animal or person to do the things they do.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 7 comments
Anger, violence and hatred are negative blights on the world that cause so much damage and unnecessary pain. Often violence and hatred stem from ignorance, and misinformation, while anger can flow when people have not learned better ways to deal with concerns. Healthy ways to deal with such issues include education, utilizing the law, gathering support and taking care of your wellbeing.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
There are certain things in life that are more likely to make your heart soar and lift your spirits than others. These things leave you feeling warm inside and full of happiness and good feelings. Whether you are already happy, and so open to receiving such gifts, or sad, and need to be uplifted, having a list of wonders to refer to can be helpful.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 2 comments
Most people know the old saying, ‘patience is a virtue,‘ and if you have ever felt impatient you will know why. When you lack patience, you can become annoyed and upset, and make other people around you uneasy. Learning how to keep your cool, and take things at a slower pace can be very useful.
Published by B W1 69 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
There are many manifestations of conversion disorders. Conversion disorders display physical symptoms caused by stress, but there is no physical reason for the symptoms. I have a couple of manifestations of conversion. Sometimes I can’t talk due to terrible stuttering, but other times I can’t talk because I don’t have the language skills to communicate. When this conversion takes place, I don’t have the words in my mind to speak. It passes after a few minutes of deep ...
Published by Charlene Collins 69 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 2 comments
Operant conditioning was made famous by B.F. Skinner. He elaborating on the theory of effect purposed by Thorndike to include the concept of reinforcements bearing the heaviest influence on shaping behavior. Positive reinforcements would lead to repetitious behavior while negative reinforcements meant that a negative aspect in the environment would be taken away and that too would result in more repetitious behavior.
Published by carol roach 69 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 6 comments
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