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ANXIETY DISORDERS – A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BETTER [part 2]

READ PART 1 Anxiety Rather than being directed toward the person’s present circumstances, anxiety is associated with the anticipation of future problems. Anxiety can be adaptive at low levels, because it serves as a signal that the person must prepare for an upcoming event. An anxious mood is often associated with pessimistic thoughts and feelings.… Continue reading ANXIETY DISORDERS – A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BETTER [part 2]

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ANXIETY DISORDERS – A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BETTER [part 1]

RED PART 2 Anxiety disorder is the most complex and mysterious disorder. Have you ever experienced anxiety? Do you feel anxious when you have an exam or test? I feel anxious going to a hospital for a checkup? My friend experiences anxiety visiting his dentist? My student reports anxiety related to attempting his sick mother… Continue reading ANXIETY DISORDERS – A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BETTER [part 1]

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8 STAGES OF LIFE

For Erikson, the most important force that drives human behavior and which helps in the development of personality was “social interaction”. His developmental theory of the “8 stages of man” (Erikson, 1950) was unique and different in the sense that it covered the entire lifespan rather than childhood and adolescence development. He believed that social… Continue reading 8 STAGES OF LIFE

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YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE [PART 2]

Read part 1 HERE The key points of Maslow’s theory Psychology and the psychologist should look at the positive side of the human beings. There must be more to living than just being battered by a hostile environment or by depraved instincts (which may actually be leading to self-destruction). People’s needs are not low level… Continue reading YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE [PART 2]

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YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE [PART 1]

Part 2  HERE The person or the self and personal growth and development are emphasized by the humanistic psychologists. The humanistic approach includes a number of other theories with the same or similar orientation (“existential” or “phenomenological” psychology). In order to understand behavior we must consider the subjective experience of the person. Neither past experience… Continue reading YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE [PART 1]

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THE LAW OF EFFECT

The law of effect (Edward L. Thorndike 2874-1949) Any response that leads to an outcome that is satisfying for the organism is likely to be repeated. A response leading to an outcome that is not satisfying is not likely to be repeated. Association by contiguity: the organism forms an association or connection between the response… Continue reading THE LAW OF EFFECT

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GUILT 101

Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realizes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a universal moral standard and bears significant responsibility for that violation. It is closely related to the concept of remorse. Guilt is an… Continue reading GUILT 101