Altered state of consciousness An altered state of consciousness (ASC), also called altered state of mind, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. The expression was used as early as 1966 by Arnold M. Ludwig and brought into common usage from 1969 by Charles Tart. It describes induced changes in one's mental state, almost always temporary. A synonymous phrase is "altered state of awareness". Concept The term "altered state of consciousness" was introduced and defined by Ludwig in 1966. An altered state of consciousness is any mental state induced by physiological, psychological, or pharmacological maneuvers or agents, which deviates from the normal waking state of consciousness.
Erikson's Psychosocial Stages Summary Chart Erik Erikson described development that occurs throughout the lifespan. Learn more in this chart summarizing Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. More Resources: Learn more about psychosocial theories and Erik Erikson in the following articles: Biography of Erik EriksonErik Erikson's stage theory of psychosocial development contributed to our understanding of personality development throughout the lifespan.
Macquarie University - Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) The Children and Families Research Centre conducts research that contributes to understanding and knowledge about the well-being, development and learning of children and families within diverse communities, at local, national and international levels. The centre incorporates a rights based, social justice approach, emphasising the role of the early childhood sector in facilitating social change and economic development. We are committed to multidisciplinary and cross disciplinary research and to working with industry, government, organisations, other research centres and agents, to inform practice and policy developments. Theme 1Facilitating health and well-being of children and familiesTheme 2Enhancing educational opportunities for children
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition 1. Past, Present, and Promise This introduction presents psychology as a science at the crossroads of many fields of knowledge, from philosophy and anthropology to biochemistry and artificial intelligence. With Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University and Dr.
Dysthymia According to the diagnosis manual DSM-IV of 1994, dysthymia is a serious state of chronic depression, which persists for at least 2 years (1 year for children and adolescents); it is less acute and severe than major depressive disorder. As dysthymia is a chronic disorder, sufferers may experience symptoms for many years before it is diagnosed, if diagnosis occurs at all. As a result, they may believe that depression is a part of their character, so they may not even discuss their symptoms with doctors, family members, or friends. Dysthymia often co-occurs with other mental disorders. The Cognitive Costs of Multitasking By Kendra Cherry Updated May 22, 2015. Quick Overview: Family structure, child outcomes and environmental mediators - Changing patterns of family structure and formation There is abundant evidence that Australian families are undergoing rapid change. The diversity of families is evident in the growth of non-traditional family structures. Family structure can be defined in terms of parents' relationships to children in the household (for example, biological or nonbiological), parents' marital status and relationship history (for example, divorced, separated, remarried), the number of parents in the family, and parents' sexual orientation. Diversification of family types
PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire Home // News & Events // Psychology Newswire News & Events Contact APA Office of Public Affairs PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire 24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma Thinkstock Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is most commonly associated with winter blues, and it afflicts about 5 percent of Americans. But for less than 1 percent of those people, this form of depression strikes in the summer. Warm weather depression arises when the body experiences a “delay adjusting to new seasons,” says Alfred Lewy, MD, professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland. Instead of waking and enjoying dawn, the body has a hard time adjusting, he says, which could be due to imbalances in brain chemistry and the hormone melatonin.
Puer Aeternus Dionysus and Eros, Naples Archeological Museum Puer aeternus is Latin for eternal boy, used in mythology to designate a child-god who is forever young; psychologically it is an older man whose emotional life has remained at an adolescent level. The puer typically leads a provisional life, due to the fear of being caught in a situation from which it might not be possible to escape. He covets independence and freedom, chafes at boundaries and limits, and tends to find any restriction intolerable. The puer in mythology The puer in Jungian psychology