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Psychology is a broad subject that aims to understand behavior and mental processes. It tries to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior. Sigmund Freud is a prominent figure in this field.
This is only a question a professional can answer because it depends strictly on the individual. 10 people will react differently with ADD so the professional has to take one individual at a time to decide what is the best way to evaluate the recovery and what therapy is still needed to help this pe…
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The advantage and disadvantages would depend on what the person wants to do after the BS or BA. If continuing to graduate school, it would be best to speak with an academic adviser for the graduate program in which the person wants to enroll. They could tell you what the preference is. The most basi…
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I agree with the posters below. I have a BA in Psychology with several national honors, and it is very difficult to get a job in this field. In order to practice any sort of clinical or patient therapy, you must have a minimum of a MA or have the certifications required by your field. I'm going into…
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%REPLIES% Answer Felony and graduating.... No, community colleges in Texas will not prevent you from graduating if you have felony. Working in the field or getting certification may be a different story. For example, you could get a degree in education with a felony, but legally you cannot…
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Try to avoid them as much as possible but when you do run into them be polite and treat them with respect. Good luck! ANSWER You CAN'T avoid difficult people because they seek out situations that can provoke a reaction. Also, since it's usually their problem, why should you be bothered by it? Th…
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Responses that make the person sound too perfect.
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Read the book "Why does he do that?" by Lundy Bancroft. It's not a psychological test but it tells you a million traits of all the different types of abusers. If you find any of them to be true, whether it appears as abusive or not, you might be in trouble. Seek help. Answer Abuse does…
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Rolling their eyes, not answering a question and ignoring you--or interrupting with anger--are signs of disrespect. It is not about the subject of your comment or question, or your tone of voice, or timing or anything else. It is just plain disrespect. At work, if it is information they need to know…
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Judging from the soon-to-be-x-husband and his mother's similar behavior to what you are describing, my answer would be NO -- unless they are confronted about their behavior and choose to do something about it. From my 17+ years of marriage to an abusive man, who was often annoyed, upset and "gave me…
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%REPLIES% Answer Surely you know that everyone is not going to value your opinion even if you love them or even if they love you. Some people just don't respond well to what others think about them. It may be very true that they need anger management but that is a decision that they have to mak…
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Answer There are the warning signs and red flags. Answer A abuser does not consider himself to be an abuser; therefore he does not see others as victims, rather as a sourse of narcissitic supply. It is more important to monitor the responses in yourself and have a strong sense of what is acce…
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(Moved from the discussion page) I'm a liar. i dont know if i can be called a compulsive liar, or something else. I am 30, and the first time i lied that i can remember was in 1st grade. i lost a school book and i lied to my teacher about it for a whole year, don't know why, it seems so stupid now. …
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Absolutely. If you really care about this friend just do one on one things with them like coffee or a movie. Don't involve them in your relationships, if you are single don't go to places where you are meeting a guy, because they will &&& it for you. They have problems but that is not yo…
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Narcissists love their sources of narcissistic supply the way you may love your computer or some other useful gadget. They care for their sources of narcissistic supply the way you take care of your car and maintain it. If you look up the meaning of a narcissist this is what it says: excessive …
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sounds like he is just jealous and maybe doesnt trust you enough. YOu also have to take into consideration, how does he treat you overall, generally? If this is the only area that is bothering reassure him that he can trust you.   Jealousy and possessiveness are abusive. They are red warning …
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Pathological liars - or "mythomaniacs" - are people who engage in objectively puposeless story telling behavior. The stories they tell are not the products of delusions and serve no external purpose other than to inflate the value of the teller in the eyes of the listener. The actual existence of my…
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Not necessarily a *problem,* but if the memories are of a traumatic nature, I'd encourage contacting a qualified mental health professional. Usually (but not always) these individuals will have an accredited MD, PsyD, PhD, or EdD degree.   I have that same problem too. If you are "stressing" …
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Visit a search engine and type in: "List of different personality types." You'll get lots of data on this and you will get good leads on other links.
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Do what other applicants rarely do:- Go on and on about yourself. Don't feel as if you're being conceited. This is your time to really brag on yourself. DO IT!- Research the company. This will ALWAYS impress an interviewer.- At the end of the interview, TELL them you want the job. Sounds simple, but…
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Answer George Washington, because he was so important in founding the republic and then, as president, established with his every deed the precedent that our government still follows today. Answer Generally historians consider the following 10 presidents (in no order) the most influential -- …
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The Nature of Prejudice It isn't a gene issue, but the environment in which you were brought up. However, as you become an adult there is no excuse to continue on with the prejudice and the best way to over-come the fear of a different race/culture is to meet people of that race/culture and get to …
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Not always. Some people have just been so hurt in their past that they seek approval of their peers and just want some TLC. It's best to get to know the person a little before making a judgment call. It's a good policy not to label people immediately or even after a few weeks because you too could b…
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Muslims Do Not Hate Christians Muslims hate neither Christians nor Jews. They do not hate even atheists. Hate doesn't exist in Islam against the people of other faiths. As the Quran teaches us, we as Muslims do have sympathy toward all humanity, animals, plants, nature without any discrimination of…
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Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. It is all about what makes people who they are. You can go really deep into it or just scratch the surface. Psychology is a social science that studies the mind and behavior and how they interact. This means the behavioral and emotional charact…
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On dreams that comes true; We often count only those dreams that comes true (few), and forget about the dreams that don't come true (many). One way to experiment is to record all dreams after they occur and count the hits and the misses. new answer Yes it can mean that your dreams are seeing the …
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Hard sciences are characterized as relying on experimental, empirical, quantifiable data, relying on the scientific method, and focusing on accuracy and objectivity. Chemistry, physics, and psychology are examples of hard sciences Soft sciences are less quantifiable and considered more subjective.…
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Answer Actually, there is a name for the fear of gnomes. It is gnomophobia. Though it is not as yet a recognized condition by organizations such as the APA, it does exist and has a name. It is actually not an uncommon phobia with sufferers reporting night terrors and other such problems regarding…
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Answer There are individually administered tests and there are group administered tests. There are full battery tests, abbreviated tests, and single-ability tests. There are verbal batteries and nonverbal batteries. There are English-language editions and foreign language (usually Spanish) editio…
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An illusion is the mind's false interpretation of visual information. What you "see" is an image, and this image has to be identified by the brain, by comparing it to described or previously-experienced phenomena. Optical illusions are based on how the mind uses visual cues to simulate distant, thre…
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Most careers in pyschatry earn up to about 163,144. Do to the fact that psychologist are considered pyshcians you would or should be expecting to make up to more than 100k. AnswerPsychiatry is much different than psychology. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that can prescribe medicine to his/her p…
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If you are bored you have too much time on your hands. Perhaps it's the weekend, or the summer. I don't think that there ever comes a time in life when you have nothing to do. There is always something you can be doing! Don't be afraid to use your imagination and you are never too old to do any of…
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All else being equal an IQ of 135 is high for anyone, so it would be very good for a 15 year old boy.
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Yes and no. A teenager may exhibit traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, BUT a teenager's personality is still DEVELOPING. But just as there are teenage psychopaths who murder, there are teenage narcissists. Many teenagers exhibit narcissistic traits, but this can actually be a normal and hea…
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This is a question I actually feel somewhat qualified to answer. I can tell you that platitudes like, "But you have everything to live for" and almost-superstitious kneejerk reactions like "Don't say that!" are no help at all. I've received both, and have learned to keep suicidal thoughts to myself.…
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This isn't a specific fear of losing something, but Athazagoraphobia is fear of forgetting something. If you forgot where you put it, it's lost!
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Clinical, Social, School, Developmental, Family/Child, Research and more. Forensic, neuropsychology, health psychology, organizational psychology, industrial psychology (Human factors psychology), Counseling psychology, community psychology, Geropsychology, pediatric psychology (which is somewhat di…
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Answer Some examples are the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), SLOAN/Big 5 personality test, and the MCMI (Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory).
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Answer YES Answer Why? Because they don't value reality and truth as much as they value grandiosity and admiration from others. They don't care if they have to lie about their entire life, if it makes them look good. They certainly won't have any problem lying about a "simple" vacation. An…
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First, apologize for what happened. Admit your wrongs. If she does not forgive you, give her space for a while then try again. If she does not forgive the second time she is just being ignorant. To solve that is to leave her alone and just wait for her to realize that SHE is making it worse. And if …
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You didn't mention if you have a degree. If you really like and understand children and the way they think, working with children is very rewarding. I believe Social Services is a place to find openings once you have a degree. Taking classes should have touched on the subject of what your aim might…
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Is It A Waste Of Time To Send An Abuser To A Traditional Anger Management Program: I wouldn't say it's a wasted effort, but unless this person realizes they do abuse and is willing to seek help then it would be a wasted effort. Men in particular who abuse think they are right and no one is go…
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It depends on how you are referring to the term womanizer. I disagree partially with the other two answers and here is why: The two types of Womanizers are (1). Men who naturally (that is the key word) have an appeal to woman because of their natural intelligence, style, charm, charisma, and good l…
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Answer Usually, the difference between a BA and a BS, is the amount of general education courses required to complete the degree for graduation purposes. The BS is usually more career oriented with more course particular to the field. The above statement is true. However, in the job market, it d…
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he is an American theorist who is most famous for his hierarchy of needs, which encompass everything from basic needs to self-actualisation in order to demonstrate what motivates people
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Pathological liars A pathological liar is someone who consistently lies (about anything- from the most mundane subject to detailed stories). They are very insecure people who lie to present themselves better than they really are. For Ex: If you sold 20 chocolate bars, you say you sold 25, if you s…
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What I think is that if you have already found out that everything you have been taught isn't true, you are already changing your mentality, because you have accepted that you have been taught wrongly.Now I ask you, in what world have you been living in? Everything you have been taught is a lie...? …
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Psychology vs. Sociology Psychology examines more of the workings of the human mind, why persons think and behave as they do. Sociology tends to examine groups of persons (societies), communities, and nations. They might examine and discuss such things as folkways, mores, changes in populations, eff…
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Of course it isn't funny. It's an example of cruel, insensitive people who take delight in ridiculing those who have a serious disability. It says something impressive about you that you don't find it amusing. Continue to question those who are so emotionally vacant. IN ADDITION: From the great wor…
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Franklin Roosevelt probably had the most influence because he was president longer than any other president and had large majorities of his party in Congress much of the time and so could push programs through. He also served during a great depression and great war and so people looked to leadership…
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I don't want to be sexist, in either direction, but I think that there is a difference. Females are more modest and more likely to have low self esteem, while males are more confident and more likely to have too much self-esteem, turning them into a show-off. Of course, this is just in general. The…
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Answer Right now you have another child that you are dealing with. he hung up his adult pants, and now acts like he pleases. When a child acts as such you say "child you better listen to mommy" if a power struggle follows you have to take away power by showing the child who is really in control. …
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The type of people who have had a lot of trauma in their childhood. Punks, Goths.  I disagree. The type of people who like gargoyles have romantic souls and a deep appreciation for Gothic architecture, while childhood trauma cases grow up to prefer garden gnomes. The garden gnome (gnomensis ga…
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ANSWER Psychology is part of the three sciences, which also include anthropology and sociolgy. Each are a study of humans, whether is be cultures (sociology) , origins (Anthropolgy) or the human mind (psychology) Answer Psychology is the study of science that deals with mental processes …
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Is Anger Management Successful? Anger management is a skills base class that teaches participants how to change their thinking and behavior. Anger management is good because it helps participants learn essential skills for improving communication, managing stress, becoming more empathic and…
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Yes, it can happen, but even if you do it takes time to get to know that person and it is not wise to jump into a relationship until you do know them. The first time I met my 2nd husband I knew immediately I loved him and he was the man I was going to marry and did. It has been a successful marriage…
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Yes, I do believe in love at first sight. So who every that man (or woman) is... he is yours!!!
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You can apply for a medical degree (DO, MD, or MBBS/MBChB) then specialise in psychiatry. It will take time but you can get there. If you have a degree in psychology it would be faster to continue the process to becoming a psychologist by getting a PsyD rather than having to go through med schoo…
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You can't. I've tried.
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Nurture - Although "nurture" has historically been referred to as the care given to children by their parents, in particular their mother, it is now widely regarded as any environmental (not genetic) factor in the contemporary nature versus nurture debate. This includes the influences on development…
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There is now some evidence that a truly compulsive liar may have a genetic make-up slightly different than that of more honest people. However, the overwhelming academic opinion is still that a behavior, such as lying, is a learned trait strengthened through observation and conditioning.
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By definition, the average IQ is always 100. IQ scores are always adjusted for age to keep the average at 100, but above age 15(?) intelligence remains static till age 55+. The scores are usually arranged in such a way that half the population has scores in the range 90-110, and 75% in the range 85-…
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Answer That's almost the definition of a narcissist. Nothing is ever their fault and they go out of their way to find ways to blame everything on others. ANSWER My ex-N would always try to refute what i am saying like "When is your next theraphy appointment" or "Are you on your period".. Especi…
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There can be the incorrect perception that physically attractive people are more well liked and sucessfull in life. This same way of thinking correlates to how many people, including law enforcement, treat celebrities and people with obvious wealth over how they would treat an average person in the …
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IQ A properly administered IQ test will be adjusted for age, among many other factors. If you score 120 at 13 years of age, that score should remain relatively consistent throughout your life. By definition, the "average" IQ is 100, so a score of 120 would place you well above the population …
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One way is to check how you feel about yourself. If you feel like you can never accomplish anything, for example, that could be one sign of low self esteem. Low self esteem varies depending on the person. Some people have low self esteem about how they look. You might be overly concerned with some a…
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An "IQ" test is supposed to be an approximation of your 'mental' age compared to your 'physical' age. It's validity is broad, at best, especially with the very young or old. A 145 would mean 145% of a standard 14 year old - - about 20.3 yrs.   IQ test scores are arranged on a bell curve and a…
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No. It's a facade...lol***********They do to a degree. In actuality, narcissists have very little, if any, genuine self-knowledge and spend an enormous amount of emotional energy on creating the perfect image behind which to hide. It's a lot of work to live in complete denial of reality and they exp…
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Definition: Extreme self-interest which prevents one from allowing other people to come between oneself and the achievement of one's desires. A person who is governed by extreme self-interest. We all have a little egomania in us and it can be healthy, but some people take it to the max and are les…
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Psyche means mind and ology means the study of. Therefore psychology literally means the study of the mind. :)
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Answer That's an excellent I.Q.! Anyone who has the I.Q. of 129 is considered Genius, But for a 19 year old that is very amazing. You're a very intelligent person. hate to bring you down but i actually think that 129 is just under genius, at "above average." Not so! In 1916, Lewis Terman, who…
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Tuition for the Standard M.A program is $1,100 per credit hour and $1,270 per credit hour for the doctorate and dissertation program. A one time $50 charge is administered for the application along with a non-refundable $300 deposit for M.A program and $500 for Doctorate program.
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$80,000 Salery of A Industrial Psycologist I am employed as an industrial Pyscologist at a large electronic design, engineering and manufacturing Company. My annual salery is $324,000 plus benefits and bonuses. Considering you mispelled Salary wrong, I doubt you make that much. LOL
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A fear of asking questions would fall under social phobia.
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Oh yes ! My ex N is a con man and is now with a very unattractive, overweight woman who supports him financially. answer I discovered my N was stealing money from me. He was very preoccupied with my money and liked to tell me how I should spend it. He would caution me against any large purch…
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People bully because they are trying to be cool. Bullies think that by hurting someone else that it will make them more popular at school. Bullies can bully in many ways but bully victims need to open up to an adult to try and solve the problem. If you have been bullied or are being bullied don't be…
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Some people are immature and revengful. It's a sad truth but it actually IS a cruel world. Ever heard of the phrase "to each their own"? That's probably where it came from. I know it sounds negative and I don't want to become like my dad who was like that often so you should see the bright side of t…
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Answer That is about average. However, the Intelligence Quotient is only a rough approximation of a person's overall mental abilities, and should not be thought of as a means of measuring one against others. Creativity is not directly proportional to intelligence, and the IQ does not address a pe…
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Embarrassment: because they don't want to think about the subject. New person here; Some people are racist, and they just laugh to the joke. Adults also swear and are smarter than children, so they understand the jokes very well...
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Go slowly. There are steps towards getting a sex change. You can stop anywhere in the middle If you don't feel it is right. Answer: Find a therapist locally who is known to have experience with gender-issues and make sure they aren't one of the kooks who think you can change. If you are transgende…
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Do People Want What They Can't Have? If we did not always want what we did not have we would never have evolved to what we are now. The desire to acquire wanted things sparks our intellect to discovering a solution. All of our advances are due to this same drive so it seems natural that we ca…
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They truly believe that THEY are normal.  They think they are more humane than the rest of us!
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Answer "Average" on an IQ test is, by definiton, 100. Anything above 100 is considered to be above average. Anything below 100 is considered to be below average. If your IQ is 128, you are capable of getting straight A's through college. An IQ of 128 is not considered to be a genius, but it's eno…
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To complete a bachelors degree, it can take anywhere from 124 -128 credits. This could take approximately four years of study, provided the student takes the program as prescribed by the institution. Viper1 I just finished my Bachelor's in Psychology. It actually takes anywhere from 180-195 credits…
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It slows down you're reaction time, and it lessens your thinkking skills. Answer It do more than slow down reaction time and thinking skills. Lack of sleep can upset your Circadian Rhythm and trigger a brain state similar to a Bi-Polar type disorder. If you experience insomnia for more than one …
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Self-esteem is a way of thinking, feeling, and acting that implies that you accept, respect, trust, and believe in yourself. Self-esteem is quiet confidence in one's own worth, dignity and abilities. For information about how to increase or build your own self-esteem, see the page link, further down…
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The hypnotist's technique aims to narrow the subject's attention to the extent s/he is aware of nothing but the operator's voice. Often the technique is purely verbal, but may also involve touch (eg gentle circular massage of the forehead), or the use of a "fascination" (eg pendulum, swirling patter…
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it  slows down your thinking and it makes you not concentrate very well
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Any of a very large number of tests and comparisons that can be made with data to determine the likelihood that outcomes from various treatments or conditions did not happen by chance alone. The degree to which you can be confident that your results differ from chance is the degree to which you can …
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You need a BA (Hons), preferrably in Psychology - but could be in Education etc depending on the field of Psychology you wish to pursue e.g. Clinical, Educational etc. A Masters in a specialist field of Psychology, which must be BPS accredited and finally a Phd (doctorate) in that field too. It woul…
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Do you possibly mean Leif Erikson? A Viking explorer who lead an expedition to the Western Hemisphere 500 years before Chris Columbus.you probably mean Eric thorvaldsson or Eric the red if you please  Another answerThe first that comes to my mind is Erik Erikson, the American psychologist who …
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Yes, that shows that you are either a genius or have superior intelligence. I also received an IQ score of 141, and i am also 13. I would like talk you. email me at mikethespike2008@hotmail.com
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Definitely!Definitely! They are very secretive about many things, but feel entitled to invade your privacy in a heartbeat.  Ummmm..... they are very very very adept at living separate lives. They experience no guilt. No remorse. No empathy. Their lives are built on extracting attention and ene…
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You are at peace with your inner self (do the best you can and are loyal, respect yourself, love others for who they are not what they are, and pride yourself on respect of yourself and, in turn accept the fact that if you have these qualities you should get it back in return.) A belief system (fait…
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Psychology : the science of mind and behavior; the mental and behavioral characterstics of an individual or group. So a Psychologist is the person who studys that. In addition, one difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist is that the Psychiatrist can prescribe medication where the oth…
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It's the branch of psychology that studies diagnoses and treatment of psychological disorders
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1) Everyone is different and different things make different people happy. 2) Some people can't be made happy no matter what. 3) You should not waste your time trying to figure out what makes other people happy and instead concentrate on making YOU happy. No one person is on this earth to MAKE…
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Yes. If you've ever been to a high end restaurant with schmorgusboard or at a person's house that has prepared a beautiful buffet with lots of finger foods it's the color that the food is or the decorations around the food. I always use orange/apple slices around certain foods; sometimes cucumbers a…
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an innate conscience, one that has always been there, given to us by God... many do believe this, as its such a powerful tool, it concludes our morality, and therefore only somebody with omnipotence could be capable of creating this :DI disagree with the above answer. Whether conscience is innate or…
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Cade, B. and O'Hanlon, W.H (1993), 'A brief guide to brief therapy' New York argue that brief therapy is essentially concerned with observable phenomena, is pragmatic and related to the belief that problems are produced by the constructs through which difficulties are viewed and the repetitive behav…
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