MH@H Insights Into Psychology: unconditional positive regard

What is… Unconditional positive regard

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: unconditional positive regard Unconditional positive regard was first proposed by humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers.  It involves accepting another person without judgment as a human being who has value. It's not about liking a person necessarily or accepting their … Continue reading What is… Unconditional positive regard

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MH@H insights into psychology: self-efficacy

What is… Self-Efficacy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: self-efficacy Essentially, self-efficacy refers to our belief in our ability to get shit done.  Or, for a more textbook definition, there's this quote from psychologist Alfred Bandura: "Perceived self-efficacy refers to belief in one’s agentive capabilities, that one … Continue reading What is… Self-Efficacy

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Insights into psychology: Compassion-focused therapy

What is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: compassion-focused therapy Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a form of therapy developed by Paul Gilbert that draws on compassion to eliminate suffering, including shame and self-criticism.  The theoretical basis spans a number of fields, and incorporates both Western and … Continue reading What is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

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What is… Burnout

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: burnout Burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger.  It's now included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon that can influence health, although it's not a medical … Continue reading What is… Burnout

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What is… amnesia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: amnesia Amnesia is a memory deficit that can go in two different directions.  Retrograde amnesia goes backward, affecting previously stored memories.  Anterograde amnesia goes forward, affecting the ability to move short-term memory information into new long-term stored memories. … Continue reading What is… amnesia

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What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: DARVO response to sexual assault allegations DARVO is an acronym to describe a pattern of responses that sexual offenders may display when they are faced with accountability for their actions.  Before getting into what DARVO stands for, I'll … Continue reading What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

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