Self-Esteem Building Blocks – graphic of ABCD blocks
Psychosocial

My Self-Esteem Building Blocks

Recently I was commenting on a post about self-esteem by Caz of Mental Health 360º and decided it was worth expanding on in a post of my own. I've always has good self-esteem, and this is what I've identified as the basic building blocks that support it. Inherent worth of humanity This is probably more… Continue reading My Self-Esteem Building Blocks

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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Victim Blaming

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is victim blaming. I got thinking about this while reading a recent post on domestic violence on Mental Health 360º.  Victim blaming commonly occurs in connection with domestic assault, but also in a variety of other contexts, including… Continue reading What Is… Victim Blaming

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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Attribution Theory

or exteernal In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is attribution theory. When something happens, we have a natural tendency to want to know why, so we seek out cause and effect relationships.  Attribution theory considers how we attribute events to certain factors. Factors influencing… Continue reading What Is… Attribution Theory

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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Locus of Control

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is locus of control. Locus of control refers to who/what we hold responsible for what happens in our lives.  This concept was first identified by psychologist Julian B. Rotter in 1954.   With an internal locus of control, we… Continue reading What Is… Locus of Control