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An Overview of Personality Using the Five Personality Dimensions
Personalities There are currently a little over 7 billion people in the world (worldometers.info). Every single one of us act differently than one another. Everybody is unique. We each have our own personalities that define us. But what is a personality? A personality according to Merriam Webster is “the set of emotional q...
Theories About the Purpose of Dreams
The study of sleep is a relatively new area in psychology. It’s said that all we know about sleep has been discovered in the last 25 years. However, that statement is not completely true, as sleep and were studied as far back as the 19th century, for example, by Freud. His theory about dreams was that, by providing a “psych...
The Benefits of Learning the Different Personality Types
Four Letters to Describe You The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-or MBTI-is a personality evaluator based off of Carl Jung’s theory on how humans experience the world. The test expresses different personalities with specific letter combinations as it decides whether you are an extravert or introvert, sensing or intuitive, a...
Stress and Its Effects on Parenting Style
Parents juggle a lot of responsibilities between their kids, house, finances and work. With all of these responsibilities that parents have with everyday life, they are bound to be stressed out. Sometimes, when parents are stressed or overdone, they tend to take out their frustrations on their children. So this raises a que...
A Biography of Carl Rogers, an American Psychologist and One of the Founders of the Humanistic Approach
Abstract Carl Rogers had been at the forefront of Humanistic Theory since its creation in the nineteen-fifties. With his person-centered approach to therapy, he revolutionized psychotherapy with his heavy focus on understanding and his strong emphasis on congruity between the therapist and the client. After years of search...
A Discussion on the Basic Approaches to Object Recognition: Memory and Speech
Memory, Speech, and Recognition Two basic approaches to object recognition are the parts-based approach and the image-based approach. In the parts-based approach, we compare features of the objects that we encode to the description of the objects structure that is stored throughout memory. This can include the list of pa...
A History of Humanistic Psychology and the Contributions of Carl Jung and Rollo May to It
History of Humanistic Psychology Two of the many major contributors to humanistic psychology are Carl Jung and Rollo May. Carl Jung is definitely one of the most important, yet controversial, figures in psychology. Many see him as more than just a historical curiosity. He began working alongside Sigmund Freud during the...
The Importance of Knowing and Valuing One's Strengths
Focused Individuality and Strengths We are all human; we are all the same, yet, uniquely different in our own ways. Each person shares certain strengths and weaknesses, and each person goes through life in ways that they find works best for them – it’s how they function. I am no exception. I too have my weaknesses and...
An Analysis of the Influence of Paranormal Belief in Consoling Grief, Disappointment, and Loss
Introduction In moments of crisis or traumatic experience, belief can serve an important role in maintaining a person’s emotional stability. Such belief in the existence external force such as existence of external forces, such as extraordinary life form, spirits or demons as well as faith in Gods can be used by people as...
Regression as a Defense Mechanism
Defense Mechanisms: Regression Everyone has used defense mechanisms in their own life. They are called defense mechanisms, because we use them to defend ourselves from unpleasant thoughts or actions. We can knowingly use them, but we more often unconsciously use them to disrupt reality (Cherry, 2012). Regression is just on...