Main Category: Depression Article Date: 26 Jul 2011 - 1:00 PDT Current ratings for: Depression Statistics From Around The Globe Depression affects 121 million people worldwide. In can affect a person's ability to work, form relationships, and destroy their quality of life.
Psychology is a relatively new science which gained popularity in the early 20th century with Wilhelm Wundt. In the zeal to learn about the human thought process and behavior, many early psychiatrists went too far with their experimentations, leading to stringent ethics codes and standards. Though these are highly unethical experiments, it should be mentioned that they did pave the way to induct our current ethical standards of experiments, and that should be seen as a positive. There is some crossover on this list with the Top 10 Evil Human Experiments . Three items from that list are reproduced here (items 8, 9, and 10) for the sake of completeness.
If asked whether we'd steal, most of us would say no. Would we try to save a drowning person? That depends—perhaps on our fear of big waves. Much research has explored the ways we make moral decisions.
But is she? It is possible that the lovely young woman has a life-wrecking form of social anxiety. There are people too afraid of disapproval to venture out for a job interview, a date or even a meal in public. Despite the risk of serious side effects — nausea, loss of sex drive, seizures — drugs like Zoloft can be a godsend for this group. But the ad’s insinuation aside, it’s also possible the young woman is “just shy,” or introverted — traits our society disfavors.
Depressive realism is the proposition that people with depression actually have a more accurate perception of reality , specifically that they are less affected by positive illusions of illusory superiority , the locus of control , and optimism bias . [ edit ] Studies Studies by psychologists Alloy and Abramson (1979) and Dobson and Franche (1989) suggested that depressed people appear to have a more realistic perception of their importance, reputation , locus of control , and abilities than those who are not depressed.
Some consider it humanity’s most intimate exchange. Yes, even more intimate than sex. Most of us have done it, and will do it many more times in our lifetimes: It’s kissing. Sheril Kirshenbaum, a research scientist at the University of Texas, decided to take the kiss and put it under a microscope, in a way. She wanted to take the universal act and examine it from various scientific angles.
Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways. One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity ; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information.
Many of you responded with heartbreaking stories of introverted children suffering at school. But there were inspiring stories too, of thriving kids who found themselves and their way. I also heard from caring and sensitive educators who take questions of temperament very seriously.
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier.
INTJ Credo: "Seek first to understand" INTJ Keywords: Analytical, Deep, Systems-oriented, Independent, Remote, Organised, Scheduled, Systematic, Logical, Visionary, Complex, Private The INTJ is the patient visionary with a clear view of how the future should look and will work with quiet and logical determination to make it happen.
Illustration: Jonathon Rosen "A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change.
The Forer effect (also called the Barnum effect after P. T. Barnum 's observation that "we've got something for everyone") is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some beliefs and practices, such as religion , astrology , fortune telling , graphology , and some types of personality test . A related and more general phenomenon is that of subjective validation . [ 1 ] Subjective validation occurs when two unrelated or even random events are perceived to be related because a belief, expectancy, or hypothesis demands a relationship.
Neuroscience of free will refers to recent neuroscientific investigation of questions concerning free will . It is a topic of philosophy and science . One question is whether, and in what sense, rational agents exercise control over their actions or decisions. As it has become possible to study the living brain , researchers have begun to watch decision making processes at work.
The fallacy of composition arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole (or even of every proper part ). For example: "This fragment of metal cannot be fractured with a hammer, therefore the machine of which it is a part cannot be fractured with a hammer." This is clearly fallacious, because many machines can be broken-apart, without any of those parts being fracturable. This fallacy is often confused with the fallacy of hasty generalization , in which an unwarranted inference is made from a statement about a sample to a statement about the population from which it is drawn.
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