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What Is… the Window of Tolerance

NICABM In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the window of tolerance. Winterdragonflies recently did a post on this topic that got me interested in doing more reading on the topic. The window of tolerance was first described by psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel in… Continue reading What Is… the Window of Tolerance

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What Is… the Illusory Truth Effect

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the illusory truth effect. The illusory truth effect is a type of cognitive bias that makes us more likely to believe false information to be correct the more often we're exposed to it. It was first described… Continue reading What Is… the Illusory Truth Effect

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What Is… Psychological Reactance

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is psychological reactance. Reactance theory was first proposed by American psychologist Jack Brehm in 1966. Reactance arises in response to having one's freedoms threatened, such as being told what to do (or not do). It comes into play… Continue reading What Is… Psychological Reactance

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What Is… Containment

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is containment. Containment was first proposed by British psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion to describe a pattern of communicating mental experiences. Another researcher suggested that Bion's theory was influenced by the way he himself had managed the trauma of fighting… Continue reading What Is… Containment

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What is… Deindividuation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is deindividuation. Every human is a unique individual with self-awareness. Deindividuation is a process by which people start to lose that self-awareness when part of a group. Oxford Reference defines deindividuation as: "A psychological state characterized by loss… Continue reading What is… Deindividuation

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What Is… Emotional Abuse

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is emotional abuse. Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts recently wrote about her own experience with gaslighting, as did Caz of Mental Health 360º. I've written in the past about gaslighting specifically, but I wanted to take a broader look at… Continue reading What Is… Emotional Abuse

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What is… Psychological Effects on Reading

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term isn't so much a term as a category. We're going to look at psychological effects that impact the process of reading. Missing Letter Effect If someone is asked to identify each occurrence of a particular letter in a… Continue reading What is… Psychological Effects on Reading

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What is… the Dark Triad/Tetrad

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the dark triad/tetrad, and comes at the request of Meg from Where Good Advice Happens. The dark triad was first described in a 2002 paper by psychologists Paulhus and Williams, who happen to be researchers at my… Continue reading What is… the Dark Triad/Tetrad

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What Is… Intergenerational Trauma

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is intergenerational trauma. Trauma that occurs at an individual level is devastating enough, but when it occurs on a collective level, the effects of that trauma may not stop with the people who directly experienced the traumatic events.… Continue reading What Is… Intergenerational Trauma