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What is the purpose of psychology?

What is the purpose of psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, emotions and behaviour. Psychology aims to describe, explain, predict and change human behaviour, etc. Psychology is not a precise science.

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Psychiatry vs the antipsychiatry movement.

Psychiatry vs the antipsychiatry movement.

It is important to recognise that the antipsychiatry movement is not totally opposed to psychiatry. The movement does not seek to abolish psychiatry as a whole.

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Neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Neurodiversity is more than just a ‘fad’ or populist movement created simply to appease the egos of parents who gave birth to ‘challenging’ children. The concept of neurodiversity has solid groundings in science.

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How did the Kinsey reports of the 1950’s legitimize predatory sex behaviours?

How did the Kinsey reports of the 1950’s legitimize predatory sex behaviours?

WARNING: The content of this post refers specifically to child abuse and sexual predation of minors and contains reported instances of child abuse which some people may find graphic and disturbing.

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Goal setting, behaviour change and the GROW model.

Goal setting, behaviour change and the GROW model.

Goal setting is an excellent way of removing anxiety and uncertainty. Goal setting helps us to manage stress, and remain calm, resilient and happy, especially when we are under pressure.

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A look at the toxic effects of social media and social comparisons.

A look at the toxic effects of social media and social comparisons.

Social media has forced modern generations to forcibly ask themselves questions centred around “who am I”? “What makes me special”? “What is my status amongst these 5 billion other people I am exposed to”?

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A look at how intimate partner violence can lead to intimate partner homicide.

A look at how intimate partner violence can lead to intimate partner homicide.

Of all the research that does exist, in both straight relationships and same sex relationships, the findings have suggested that the strongest or most common risk factor for intimate partner homicide is previous and/or ongoing domestic abuse.

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A look at trauma and it's impact on the authentic self.

A look at trauma and it's impact on the authentic self.

This is how our authentic self should be treated. Regardless of how many times it ‘fails’ us, we must continually provide it with unconditional love and support.

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How does abuse, trauma and adversity negatively affect our mental health?

How does abuse, trauma and adversity negatively affect our mental health?

These three examples highlight the relationship between interpretations of traumatic events and the associated emotional/cognitive responses.

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Are you angry and resentful towards your parents because of how they raised you as a child?

Are you angry and resentful towards your parents because of how they raised you as a child?

So yes, resentment can be problematic but it can also be advantageous. It can teach us quite a lot of useful things.

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Distress tolerance, emotional regulation and re-parenting.

Distress tolerance, emotional regulation and re-parenting.

This is where re-parenting comes in. You have to take control and become the parent to yourself if you wish to improve your distress tolerance and reduce your hypersensitivity to emotions.

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Covid-19 and mental health.

Covid-19 and mental health.

The COVID-19 pandemic is unique in a very important way. It forces seclusion and isolation on a scale unheard of before.

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