In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: Maslow's hierarchy of needs In 1943 psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed of model of human motivation that was based on a hierarchy of different levels of needs. He is considered to be the founder of the humanistic psychology approach, … Continue reading What is… Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's terms: Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation We need motivation to do pretty much anything. But where does it come from, and does the source of the motivation matter in terms of the outcomes? Self-determination theory is one way of looking … Continue reading What is… intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This week, we have two emerging … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Christie
A few weeks ago (I think – I'm not good at remembering time in a relative sense) I was feeling pretty motivated. Maybe my concentration wasn't the best, but I had several things on the go and I was keeping busy shuffling back and forth amongst these various things. I had to use lists to … Continue reading Fluctuating motivation
Sometimes mental illness means you have to reframe the goals you set for yourself
Sometimes my pet guinea pigs can be just as effective as any human therapist.