Psychopathology of Everyday Life | Psychology

After reading this article you will learn about the psychopathology of everyday life. The ingenious insight of Sigmund Freud into core of human heart did not leave any stone untouched. Freud’s discovery which is unchallenged and un-parallel in the history of psychology encompasses the normal as well as abnormal. It was while tracing back the […]

Treatment and Management of Grief | Psychology

After reading this article you will learn about the treatment and management of grief. Grief is a common experience of emotion. It is characterized by sadness, tension, weeping, crying, feeling of sorrow and remorse. Withdrawal from the outside world is very common in a person experiencing grief. Besides there is loss of appetite and hence […]

Play Therapy for Curing Children | Psychology

After reading this article you will learn about the play therapy for curing children suffering from anger, aggression, hostility, fear and jealousy. Play therapy has been very effective in curing children because chil­dren like to play with spontaneity and this is a very natural method of treatment. The anger, aggression, hostility, fear, jealousy and suppressed […]

Freud’s Theory of Basic Urges | Psychology

After reading this article you will learn about the Freud’s theory of basic urges in humans. Introduction to Basic Urges: Freud (1927) tried to explain human behaviour through conflicting and opposing forces. There are forces which keep us alive and there are also tendencies which lead us to death. These are otherwise known as life […]

Aspects of Mind | Psychology

After reading this article you will learn about the topographical and dynamic aspects of mind developed by Frued. Topographical Aspect of Mind: Freud has divided the structure of mind into three levels: i. Conscious, ii. Preconscious or subconscious and iii. Unconscious. i. Conscious: By consciousness Freud meant that segment of the mind which is concerned […]

3 Main Structures of the Brain (With Clinical Considerations)

This article throws light upon the three main structures of the brain with its clinical considerations. 1. Limbic System: The C.N.S. localization for emotions, is called the Limbic system by James Paper (1939). The latest models of the limbic system include the amygdala and septal area. Also many parts of the basal ganglia are connected […]

Functional Division of the Cerebral Cortex: 4 Lobes

This article throws light upon the four lobes of cerebral cortex. The lobes are: 1. Frontal Lobe/Frontal Cortex 2. Motor Lobe 3. Temporal Lobe 4. Occipital Lobe. 1. Frontal Lobe/Frontal Cortex: The frontal lobes can be divided into superior, Middle and Inferior gyri, anatomically. However, functionally the frontal lobes may be divided into motor cortex, […]

6 Main Factors Influencing Health Care | Psychology

This article throws light upon the six main factors influencing health care. The factors are: 1. Age 2. Life Style 3. Socio-Economic Status 4. Environmental Conditions 5. Race 6. Sex. Factor # 1. Age: Data obtained from several research studies and investigations indi­cate that young person’s between the age of 20-30 years and old persons […]

Mental Disease and Abnormal Behaviour | Psychology

This article throws light upon the three main forms of mental disease that lead to abnormal behaviour. The forms are: 1. Psychoneuroses 2. Psychoses 3. Mental Retardation 4. Anti-Social Personalities. Form # 1. Psychoneuroses: Page (1976) holds that Psychoneuroses are relatively mild personality disorders that distress and inconvenience the patient, but do not disrupt his […]

Studying Abnormal Behaviour: 4 Methods | Psychology

This article throws light upon the top four methods used by clinical psychologists to study abnormal behaviour. The methods are: 1. Case History Method 2. Clinical Method 3. Experimental Method 4. Follow up Method. 1. Case History Method: This method is unavoidable in abnormal psychology. To diagnose the cause of abnormality it is the first […]