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What Is… an Addictive Personality

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is addictive personality. The concept of an addictive personality, although often referred to in pop psychology, is actually less of a thing than you might think. For there to be an addictive personality, that would suggest that there… Continue reading What Is… an Addictive Personality

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What Is… a Behavioural Experiment

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is behavioural experiments. Behavioural experiments are a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) technique used to test out beliefs in real-world conditions, kind of like a social scientist might. Behavioural experiments are commonly used in the treatment of anxiety disorders… Continue reading What Is… a Behavioural Experiment

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What Is… Pop Psychology

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is pop psychology. Wikipedia describes popular (pop) psychology as "the concepts and theories about human mental life and behavior that are purportedly based on psychology and that find credence among and pass muster with the populace." Pop psychology is to… Continue reading What Is… Pop Psychology

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What Is… the Psychology of Tyranny

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the psychology of tyranny. This post comes from a suggestion by Meg as a follow-up to a post I did recently on lack of awareness about the Holocaust and Holocaust deniers. History is filled with tyrants causing… Continue reading What Is… the Psychology of Tyranny

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What Is… the Euphemism Treadmill

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the euphemism treadmill. The term euphemism treadmill was coined by psychologist and linguist Stephen Pinker in a 1994 article in the New York Times. It refers to a process by which words that are used as a… Continue reading What Is… the Euphemism Treadmill

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What Is… The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

News Literacy Project In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week we're looking at the psychology behind conspiracy theories. This topic came up in a recent post by Andy of Eden in Babylon. In particular, the Q-Anon conspiracy theory has become quite popular, despite its utter absurdity.… Continue reading What Is… The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

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What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is obsessive compulsive personality disorder. When people say that someone is "a little OCD," chances are, what they're referring to has little, if anything, to do with obsessive compulsive disorder. What they're talking about is far more like… Continue reading What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Book Reviews

Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

Don't Believe Everything You Feel by Robert L. Leahy uses an emotional schema approach to help you manage anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools are ussd as part of this approach. It's set up as a workbook, with a substantial amount of text interspersed with worksheets. Some of the worksheets are fairly structured,… Continue reading Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

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Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Elena of In(ner) Concordia. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental health challenges you’ve… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

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What Is… Psychological Testing

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is psychological testing. The assorted personality quizzes and things like that you can find online probably come from someone thinking up a few questions, throwing them together, and boom, there you have it. Psychological tests developed by psychological… Continue reading What Is… Psychological Testing