MH@H Insights into Psychology: Defense mechanisms - time to get a little Freudian

What is… a defense mechanism

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: defense mechanisms The concept of defense mechanisms was originally proposed by Sigmund Freud.  They're strategies that are used unconsciously in order to protect the ego when faced with uncomfortable feelings. A number of defense mechanisms have been identified … Continue reading What is… a defense mechanism

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How Childhood Affected My Relationship with Anger

I got thinking about this because I've seen a number of people write about anger recently, and it's not an emotion I've ever been comfortable with. Anger is a basic human emotion.  We all experience it sometimes, and it has an associated facial expression that is universally recognized across cultures.  Yet anger is far from … Continue reading How Childhood Affected My Relationship with Anger

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How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one.  Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? The essentials of positive psychology According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

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