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Viktor Frankl is nearly as well known for certain clinical details of his approach as for his overall theory. He believes that the existential vacuum is often filled with certain neurotic ?vicious cycles.? For example, there is the idea of anticipatory anxiety: Someone may be so afraid of getting certain anxiety-related symptoms that getting those symptoms becomes inevitable.
An interactive website where readers can talk with author Charles McPhee, submit dreams for interpretation, and have questions on sleep disorders answered.
Descriptions of psychological impulse control disorders such as kleptomania, domestic violence, pyromania, intermittent explosive disorder, pathological gambling, and trichotillomania.
Behaviorism is a theory of animal and human learning that only focuses on objectively observable behaviors and discounts mental activities. Behavior theorists define learning as nothing more than the acquisition of new behavior.
The classic examples of classical conditioning are Pavlov's dogs and Watson's Little Albert. In the 1890's Pavlov, a Russian physiologist, was observing the production of saliva by dogs as they were fed when he noticed that saliva was also produced when the person who fed them appeared (without food).
Our beliefs about what causes and influences our behavior have a marked impact on our expectations and, thus, our motivation.
This pamphlet was created by the American Psychological Association (APA) Science Directorate to help students andnon-psychologists find relevant research on psychological topics of interest.
Animal research contributes significantly to knowledge of behavior and continues to be essential for answering some fundamental questions.
Research summary of lesbian and gay parents and their children; designed for mental health professionals working with lesbian and gay clients; annotated bibliography provided.
The Psych/Lab (TM) software contains programs to run versions of classic experiments from Human Cognitive/Experimental Psychology.
A discussion and tips on dream analysis and the dream theories of Freud and Jung.
Family related advice, resources, and suggestions for good family relationships.