What is... psychology series

What is… Anxiety vs. Worry

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are anxiety vs. worry. Anxiety and worry are both normal human experiences, but when severe they can be elements of mental illness.  Notably, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) features both of them.  People with high levels of neuroticism as… Continue reading What is… Anxiety vs. Worry

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What is... psychology series

What Is… Neuroticism

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is neuroticism. According to Wikipedia, neuroticism is "the tendency to experience negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, or depression" and is associated with "low tolerance for stress or aversive stimuli".  It is similar to, but not the same, as the Freudian… Continue reading What Is… Neuroticism