A Look Into Personality and The Big Five Personality Traits

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Were Our Ancestors Depressed?

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In this article, I will try to sum up some evolutionary theories of depression. Have people always been depressed, or how is it? Continue reading

How Money Affects the Brain’s Reward System (Why Money is Addictive)

A study by Elliott and colleagues (2003), published in The Journal of Neuroscience, used a functional magnetic resonance imaging technique (fMRI) to identify the brain areas that are affected by rewards. The parametric technique is a way of investigating how the brain becomes activated when it is exposed to the reinforcement of money. Continue reading

Why Are Some People More Social Than Others? The Difference Between Introverts and Extraverts

Why is it that some people enjoy going to parties, doing conferences, talking in public, and others absolutely do not? Continue reading

What is the Self and How is it Formed? 3 Very Different Theories Try to Explain it

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To know oneself (or one’s self) is in fact a life long project. We spend a huge amount of time to get to know people and hereafter we analyze them in order to make sense of what they are doing, and why they are doing so. Continue reading

What is an Identity Crisis?

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One of the grandfathers of personality psychology, Erik Erikson, wrote an interesting article about this subject. Erikson (1970) found that identity crisis is one of the most important conflicts that an individual will face in its developmental course. Continue reading

A Brief Overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that might occur after someone has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. Only a small number of people who have experienced a traumatic experience actually develops PTSD. Most people will have experienced at least one traumatic event by the age of 45. Continue reading

The Rationale for Adopting an Infant as Early as Possible: Considering Attachment Theory

According to the developmental psychologist John Bowlby, the young infant develops its selective attachment when it is about 6 months old. Before this period, the child will mostly appreciate the security and comfort of an attachment figure.

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