AuthorStanley C Loewen

Dealing With Negative, Draining People

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When we think of ‘contagious’ things, our minds tend to turn to things like colds, flues, and rashes. We think of illnesses which spread via bacteria and that are of course contagious for that reason. However viruses and bacteria are far from the only things that can be contagious. For instance a mood can be contagious – and if someone is in a good mood around you, then it won’t...

The Importance of Knowledge

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They say that ‘knowledge is power’ and while this is technically meant more metaphorically than literally it is nevertheless true in a very direct way. There’s a film called ‘Three Days of the Condor’, and in it a man hired by the CIA is tasked with reading as many books as possible of all genres in order to search them for hidden codes and messages that could be...

Math Learning Disability

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A maths learning disability is something that can make getting through school very difficult for children and that can create many problems in later life. Technically called ‘dyscalculia’, a maths learning disability is a real condition like dyslexia and needs to be identified and addressed early to help children to get the help they need in school, and to help adults to recognize...

Personality Disorders

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Hollywood would have us think that personality disorders are incredibly rare and that anyone who suffers from them is simply not normal. In reality though, a huge percentage of people are suffering every day from personality disorders and most of us probably don’t even realize it thanks to modern therapy and medication. There are several different types of personality disorders, but we’ve...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Overview

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When the idea of depression only being triggered during certain seasons first arose, many experts were extremely skeptical. However, with the rates of this disorder in the US alone ranging from 1.4% in some states to 9.7% in others, it is now being called a, “specifier of major depression.” Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is also often called seasonal depression, the winter blues...

Recognizing Eating Disorders

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Terms like “anorexia” and “bulimia” are thrown around pretty commonly, but few people actually know the extent of these disorders or the damage that they cause. Eating disorders are described as an unhealthy relationship with food. Some people diet excessively, starve themselves, purge after eating, or binge eat. Many people also use eating as a way to feel like they are...

The Psychology Behind Addictions

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Some people may not even realize that having an addiction to something, no matter what it is, is actually a psychological issue. Addictions are a physical and psychological dependence on something that you don’t necessarily need. Despite the negative effects of our addiction (and the majority of people know what they are), we continue to use the substance because of the temporary feelings of...

Psychology VS Psychiatry: What’s the Difference?

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With the word “shrink” being the most common term for any type of therapist, many people fail to realize that there are major differences between them. The most common misconception is that psychology and psychiatry are the same thing and that professionals within those fields have the same educations, rights, and responsibilities. This could not be further from the truth; there are...

Theories on Dreams

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It seems that even though science has come up with an answer for nearly everything, it still can’t account for dreams. What are dreams? Why do we even have dreams? Where do dreams come from? These are all questions that are asked all of the time but still have no concrete answers. Psychology has several different theories about dreams and what kind of effect they really have. The fact that we...

Using Reverse Psychology Effectively

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You’ve probably heard of reverse psychology before and may even have a good idea of what it is. The idea of reverse psychology was originally introduced in 1970 by the German psychologists, Adorno and Horkheimer. The theory was that people will say, do, or believe the exact opposite of what you want them to. They tested this theory and found it to be entirely correct. Just knowing what reverse...

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