Psychopathic Personality The Psychopathic Personality Revised: May 31, 2013 The psychopath is one of the most fascinating and distressing problems of human experience. For the most part, a psychopath never remains attached to anyone or anything. Self Diagnosis MyTherapy offers a free subscription that includes: Psychiatric diagnostic assessment Quality of Life assessment Computerized private diary (psychiatric progress note) Computerized graphing of your progress Statistical analysis of your progress Disclaimer We guarantee that no research whatsoever is done with this data, and all information gathered is held in the strictest of confidence. Premature cognitive commitment An opinion about reality that cannot be changed by any contrary evidence or persuasion. This applies to anyone close-minded and stubborn enough to say, "Not only do I think I'm right, but no amount of evidence will ever convince me that I'm wrong." Technically speaking, refers to a basic cognitive activity where invariant perceptions become permanently encoded by the nervous system--even after the sense data do begin to vary. Usually this is sound evolutionary practice: e.g. if I cognitively commit to the fact that apples are edible, I'll have an easier time nourishing myself than if I had to rediscover the apple every time. I first heard this phrase used by Deepak Chopra in a lecture of which the following is an excerpt:
Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms? philosophy of mind: Definition and Much More from Answers.com A phrenologicalmapping of the brain. Phrenology was among the first attempts to correlate mental functions with specific parts of the brain. Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness, and their relationship to the physical body, particularly the brain. The mind-body problem, i.e. the relationship of the mind to the body, is commonly seen as one key issue in philosophy of mind, although there are other issues concerning the nature of the mind that do not involve its relation to the physical body, such as how consciousness is possible and the nature of particular mental states. Dualism and monism are the two major schools of thought that attempt to resolve the mind-body problem. Monism is the position that mind and body are not ontologically distinct kinds of entities.
wait but why: The Apple Game: How Good a Person Are You? I’d like to introduce you to a game I’ve been playing with friends for years.It’s not a game really—more of an exercise. The purpose is to add a bit more depth to the question, “Are you a good person?” Here’s how it’s played:Treat a person like an apple, with three layers of depth— The idea is to label a person simply as either “good” or “bad” on each of these layers to create an “apple profile”—a quick sizing up of their goodness through and through. More about the three layers:
Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. Cognitive Rehabilitation Word Game Quizzes Cognitive rehabilitation can be helped by performing regular cognitive exercises that force the brain to work a little. This simple word game quiz provides just such a workout, but can be done in the non-threatening environment of your home. Since you can download and print the quizzes, they can be used over and over again. Each quiz contains a tracking line if you want to use it to measure progress. For instance, you can take Quiz One as many times as you wish.
Discovering Assumptions The instructor strode into the classroom empty handed. He nodded to the class and checked his watch. Seven P.M. Every chair was occupied, fifty in all. Many students wore business suits, ties pulled loose. Personality Tests of Myers & Briggs' 16 Types Price: Free Basic Report | $29 Full Report This updated and expanded edition of our bestselling TypeFinder assessment goes deeper than any personality test you've taken before. Based on original research into the nuances of personality type, the TypeFinder reveals not only your four-letter personality type code, but exactly how your one-of-a-kind personality profile fits within that type.
What is a logical fallacy? A "fallacy" is a mistake, and a "logical" fallacy is a mistake in reasoning. There are, of course, other types of mistake than mistakes in reasoning. For instance, factual mistakes are sometimes referred to as "fallacies". However, The Fallacy Files is specifically concerned with logical errors, not factual ones. A logical error is a mistake in an argument, that is, a mistake in an instance of reasoning formulated in language. As the term is used in logic, an "argument" is a group of statements one of which is called "the conclusion" and the rest are called "premisses"―by the way, I spell "premiss" with two esses instead of one, for reasons explained in the Glossary; in other words, this is not a spelling mistake.