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Behavioral Psychology Blog — Sparring Mind

Behavioral Psychology Blog — Sparring Mind
Gather ’round kids, Mr. Greggy is going to share a quick story. (“Mr. Greggy” is what my 2nd grade class used to call me when I was substitute teaching back in college, I miss em’!) Last week, I published what was undoubtedly one of my most controversial articles ever on the dangers of supernormal stimuli. Nearly 100,000 people viewed the post in 24 hours, and I got dozens of positive emails from readers who really enjoyed it.

Coping (psychology) Psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Unconscious or non conscious strategies (e.g. defense mechanisms) are generally excluded. The term coping generally refers to adaptive or constructive coping strategies, i.e. the strategies reduce stress levels. However, some coping strategies can be considered maladaptive, i.e. stress levels increase. Maladaptive coping can thus be described, in effect, as non-coping. Furthermore, the term coping generally refers to reactive coping, i.e. the coping response follows the stressor.

Best Online Psychology Tests Want to know what’s really going on in your own head? The mental health Web site PsychCentral offers a list of the best online psychology tests. Some of these are used to collect data for research experiments, while others are skill tests or quizzes that offer personal insights. (89) What is the most useful, shortest, and most generally applicable piece of wisdom Life Enhancing