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What is… exposure and response prevention

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: exposure and response prevention Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that's used for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders … Continue reading What is… exposure and response prevention

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What is… a personality trait vs. disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: personality trait vs. disorder Wikipedia defines personality traits as "habitual patterns of behaviour, thought, and emotion" that are mostly stable across time and context.  Some traits fall on a continuum, such as introversion/extraversion.  It's unclear the extent to … Continue reading What is… a personality trait vs. disorder

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Introversion, shyness and social anxiety – What’s the difference?

Free-Photos on PixabayIntroversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're quite different. In this post we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology.  The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between … Continue reading Introversion, shyness and social anxiety – What’s the difference?