Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

Alfred Adler: Adlerian Therapy

Posted: September 17, 2009 at 8:27 pm by

As did Jung and Erikson, Alfred Adler worked with Freud and studied psychoanalysis. Instead of viewing people as a collection of drives and instincts, Adler saw a person as a complete whole. The future of a person was more important then the past, which was in direct conflict with Freudian psychoanalysis. Adler and Freud parted company, with Freud calling Adler a heretic. Adler went to form his own theories, which became known as Adlerian Therapy. Adlerian therapy came to include many components, such as the study of human nature, perception of reality, patterns of human personality, social and community interests and the dynamics of birth order.

Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology

Posted: September 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm by

Once quoted as Freud’s ‘spiritual heir’, Carl Jung was primed to become one of the leading men within the Psychoanalytical movement. After working extensively with Freud, Jung decided he could no longer support Freud’s sexual theories regarding the unconscious. Carl Jung would take his own path and form his own theories regarding the unconscious. Taking elements from religion, history and mythology, Carl Jung was able to form the basis for Analytical Psychology.

Erik Erikson: Psychosocial Psychoanalysis

Posted: September 16, 2009 at 12:06 am by

Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic movement included many professionals within Psychology. While Freud was very influential, he was also difficult to work with, as he was very rigid with his theories. Psychological giants such as Erik Erikson and Carl Jung worked with Freud and studied psychoanalysis. Both would move on to form their own theories, as Freud cast them out for not agreeing with all the tenets of his theory. As a result, both Erik Erikson and Carl Jung would become giants within the Psychological community by forming their own theories.

Psychoanalytic Theory and Freud: Main Points

Posted: September 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm by

Sigmund Freud was born in Vienna in 1856. He was the first born in his family which consisted of three boys and five girls. His father was strict, which was common in this time period, leaving him to often spend time with his mother, whom he felt was warm and kind. His family lived in a small apartment, however his family noticed his intelligence and made sure to foster his learning. He graduated from the university of Vienna at the age of 26 and obtained his medical degree.

Hypnagogia: The Tale of the Dancing Plant

Posted: August 31, 2009 at 5:34 pm by

Have you ever had a dream so intense you thought you were awake? Have you ever seen hallucinations while on the verge of sleep? Have you ever woke up, and find you cannot move and are paralyzed? If so, you have experienced hypnagogia, and it can be very upsetting. It is not uncommon for the average person to experience these events once or twice in their lifetimes. However, some people experience these events often, and it can impact one’s daily life. Many people have never heard of hypnagogia, and cannot understand how an hallicunation can be so frightening. I understand all to well, I have had hypnagogia for most of my life.

Texting While Driving PSA

Posted: August 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm by

There is a new video going around the Internet. It is a Public Service Announcement which shows the aftermath of an accident involving texting while driving. It is extremely graphic and violent, aimed at shocking the viewer. Below is the video in question.

The Mob is Angry

Posted: August 26, 2009 at 2:12 am by

The Steve Wilkos Show is an interesting site to behold. It is one of those shows that is difficult to classify. The Steve Wilkos show is a talk show which focuses on the scum of society. Steve brings pimps, drug users, murders, and gang members to his show, then proceeds to rip them apart in front of his live audience. The people on his show deserve the harsh treatment, as they represent what is wrong with America. While this at times is exiting to watch, it is also a guilty pleasure, especially when Steve’s audience, we will call the mob, gets active.

A&E’s Hoarders – An Accurate Portrayal

Posted: August 18, 2009 at 4:45 am by

A&E’s new series, Hoarders, premiered Monday, August 17th at 10:00 EST. This show gave the audience into the ugly world of hoarding often not visible to the outside world. Hoarding is a subset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition affecting millions of people world wide. Hoarders have a very difficult time throwing things away, and will keep things for years until their houses are so filled with items it becomes difficult and dangerous to live and function normally. As a result, Hoarders often become isolated from society and focus on things within their environment.