What Is… Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health

This What Is… Insights Into Psychology series, which runs weekly on Fridays, explores the meaning of a wide range of terms that come from the field of psychology, psychiatry, and other related areas.  These are all researched posts with supporting references, which means I get to learn something new each week and you get to learn along with me!

If there’s a term you’d like to see covered in the Insights Into Psychology series, let me know in the comments below. For more about psychological effects, Wikipedia has a list of psychological effects page.

Psychological Tests – graphic of a head with cogs turning

There’s also a collection of psychological tests here.

Insights Into Psychology posts

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A – C terms

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D – G terms

  • Dark triad/tetrad: a combination of the traits psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sadism
  • DARVO: a type ofresponse to sexual assault allegations: Deny; Accuse; Reverse Victim and Offender)
  • Defense mechanisms: identified in psychoanalytic theory
  • Deindividuation: when individual identity is subsumed by group identity
  • Diathesis-stress model (relationship between environment and biological vulnerability)
  • Dreaming
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H – L terms

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M – P terms

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R – S terms

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T – Z terms

  • Trauma vs PTSD: people can experience trauma that is able to be processed so it doesn’t reach the extreme of PTSD
  • Trolling
  • Type A personality

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