The History of Personality Disorders

Well into the eighteenth century, the only types of mental illness - then collectively known as "delirium" or "mania" - were depression (melancholy), psychoses, and delusions.

Does your "shadow" love you?

The psychologist, Carl Jung, described hidden part of our psyche as "the shadow". It's the part that sometimes frightens us with the things we don't know, or don't want to know about ourselves.

The Four Elements

Tracy Marks describes wide-ranging look at earth, fire, water, and air, and the dynamic twin forces of Love and Strife. Her book takes one to a journey from ancient Greece to alchemy to Carl Jung?s association of sense, feeling, thoughts and intuition .

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) - Pros and Cons

The DSM is categorical. It states that personality disorders are "qualitatively distinct clinical syndromes"

How Hypnosis Can Help You

Hypnosis has long been recognised as an effective means of treatment for a number of psychological conditions. Hypnotherapy can help you to create more confidence for yourself and improve feelings of self worth. You can also learn to overcome problems like the fear of public speaking; phobias like being terrified of traveling on the tube; and become more at ease with yourself by building your confidence and self-esteem.

The Habit of Identity

In a famous experiment, students were asked to take a lemon home and to get used to it. Three days later, they were able to single out "their" lemon from a pile of rather similar ones. They seemed to have bonded. Is this the true meaning of love, bonding, coupling? Do we simply get used to other human beings, pets, or objects?

Serial Killers

Countess Erszebet Bathory was a breathtakingly beautiful, unusually well-educated woman, married to a descendant of Vlad Dracula of Bram Stoker fame.

Critique and Defense of Psychoanalysis

Harold Bloom called Freud "The central imagination of our age". That psychoanalysis is not a scientific theory in the strict, rigorous sense of the word has long been established.

Military Psychology: The Latest Developments

Aside from the billions of dollars spent on military hardware like planes, submarines, aircraft carriers and state of the art missiles, militaries and armed forces of the United States of America has also relied on military psychology to further boost its war time efforts to finish of battles and gather intelligence.

Characteristics of Soul

Inside each of us lies dormant an awareness, an identity, an ability to grow beyond what we appear to be. Every moment, we are being challenged by others and by circumstances to create a life that exceeds our present state of living.

Are You Under Mind Control? Why Not?

How do you determine if you're under mind control?

Can't Quit Gambling? Don't Bet On It

A preoccupation with gambling may cause some people to risk more than money.

What Makes Gossip So Interesting

Gossip fans are everywhere. in all countries, in all cities, on all continents. Since old ages, people just liked gossip, they enjoyed talking about their peers when they were not around. Celebrities are included on the gossip topics most agreed list.

The Construct of Normal Personality

What constitutes normal behavior? Who is normal?

The Pathology of Love

Recent studies buttress the unpalatable truth that falling in love is, in some ways, indistinguishable from a severe pathology. Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse.

Personality Testing; Myth and Realities

Personality testing, personality psychology and personality theories are just like peeling off an onion. They reach nowhere when you start analyzing their basics, results and ideas. But this fact does not spare you from encountering psychometrics. Read to prepare for your personality testing with a broader vision.

The World's Greatest Lie...

Many people have given up on their dreams... they say, "Dreaming is only for the rich. When you have money, you can dream. When you have no money, don't dream."

What is the Addictions Recovery Measurement System?

As I climbed 15-feet on a wooden ladder to the top of an old platform, next to this wall of leathery gray flesh, I caught a good whiff of fresh animal dung that immediately cleared my sinuses. Attempting to hide my fear from my wife with a poker face, and already feeling a little queasy, we were then advised by an old man who held a hammer in his right hand, to step into a shaky bamboo cradle seat atop of this seemingly gentle 8000 lb mammoth giant. As the sweat dripped off my forehead, I knew there was no turning back from the plunge into the humid jungle while perched on an elephants? back that we had so enthusiastically planned. At last, we were elephant trekking in Thailand. Apart from the slow bumpy ride, and my thighs being chafed on the course sides of this enormous peaceful beast, the serene walk through the forest with its? beautiful and unique flora on top of one of the strongest ancient animals alive, was an unforgettably pleasant experience for both of us.

The Revolution of Psychoanalysis

Towards the end of the 19th century, the new discipline of psychology became entrenched in both Europe and America. The study of the human mind, hitherto a preserve of philosophers and theologians, became a legitimate subject of scientific (some would say, pseudo-scientific) scrutiny.

Improving Yourself Through Self-Hypnosis

Getting past the misconceptions people have about how hypnosis works, and how it can help the listener achieve their goals through training the subconscious mind.

Healing Psyche: False Hope Is non existent

Healing Psyche: False Hope Is non existent. In the fight against cancer many people use the term 'false hope'. This is false hopelessness . Hope is alive, Hope heals. Healing Psyche let you discover that hope is always real, and that there are always ways of healing. From every disease known illness there people who have somehow healed themselves.

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

How to tell if someone is lying? There are ways. Use them with caution, though, as all lie detecting methods fail at times.

The Nature of Soul

It is the nature of soul to grow, to heal, and to love. As we enter into the world, we emerge as a tiny child. We are open. We do not have conditions placed on us by our parents or ourselves. We have not closed ourselves off from any possibility. It is though the world lay at our feet. We are a bundle of unconditioned purity.

Is It Possible To Quit Smoking with NLP?

We all know how smoking can be a hard to quit habit for thousands, if not millions, of people across the globe. Yeah, smoking sucks and you may be in the situation when smoking is more like a drug for you. Unfortunately for you, smoking can kill you, so it is best to quit as soon as possible. But... is NLP the answer?

Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Personality traits are enduring, usually rigid patterns of behavior, thinking (cognition), and emoting expressed in a variety of circumstances and situations and throughout one's life (typically from early adolescence onward).

Problem Gambling: What You Should Know

Americans spend more on gambling than all other recreation combined. For most, it's a fun diversion but for a few, gambling can become a serious, life-altering problem.