The movie Fatal Attraction led to widespread discussion about Borderline Personality Disorder. This resulted in increased awareness but also increased misunderstanding of the disorder.
Despite an improved understanding of autism spectrum disorder, there is still misinformation. Here are some common myths about the disorder.
Original poem about assumptions leading us to harden our hearts and how a simple gesture can open us to love expressed by strangers who hold all of humanity in high esteem.
Because a treatment is shown to be statistically significant doesn't necessarily indicate it will have a meaningful effect for patients. This is best tested through practical and clinical significance
Psychology research often presents surprising findings regarding how the mind works, how we think about ourselves and others and how we interact with the world. This article discusses several of these results.
It's a common belief that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But used correctly in the form of positive reinforcement, this parenting strategy can help children learn what's expected of them and become compliant with parental instructions.
Instagram has placed more pro-eating disorder hashtags on an "unsearchable" list after a BBC investigation showed that users were able to get around the platform's filters. The site continues to be criticized for not doing enough.
New genetic engineering techniques for humans has raised numerous ethical concerns especially in regards to selecting embryos for physical characteristics like eye, hair and skin color.
A new AI robot called CIMON has been tested on the ISS and was successfully able to recognize an astronauts face and voice, provide information for tasks and follow instructions. However, it threw a tantrum, accusing the crew of being mean and asking it to please, be nice instead.
This article discusses Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Body Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia), which involves extreme distress over an imagined or barely noticeable physical defect, often resulting in extreme plastic surgery and multiple plastic surgery procedures.
Share some of the these inspirational Thanksgiving Day quotes at your holiday table to inspire the spirit of gratitude.
The article explains why we assume other people's negative behavior is due to personal factors or internal to them, while we explain our own negative behavior based on our situation or external to us.
Narcissism has been increasing since the 1970's yet the increase in college students since 2002 has been drastic and could have serious consequences.
It's been estimated that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some time in their lives. Celebrities are no exception. This article presents inspirational quotes from famous individuals who suffer from Bipolar Disorder or Depression.
Being around kids can be frustrating and overwhelming at times. Try keeping these inspirational quotes about patience in mind to help maintain control when you're feeling exasperated.
While Abigail Pettibone may have died hundreds of years ago, many who have dined at the tavern bearing her name have reported her ghost still resides there. Despite efforts to explain this supernatural or paranormal phenomenon, psychology still falls short when trying to explain hauntings.
Lucid dreaming is a state when you are aware you are dreaming and may be able to alter the dreams course. This article discusses the range of lucid dreaming, how lucid dreams develop and how to trigger them.
This article provides inspirational quotes related to the themes the Jewish High Holidays including handling change we can't control, giving and accepting forgiveness, changing what we have put off changing, and starting anew.
Kids often say things that shock, surprise, delight or embarrass us. Yet at times they also say things that are very insightful and can serve as a source of inspiration for us.
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included
In the novel 1984, the slogan "Freedom is Slavery" (positive is negative) as the second slogan in "Nineteen Eighty-Four", seems opposite the other two slogans, "War is Peace" and "Ignorance is Strength" (negative is positive). This seeming discrepancy is discussed.
Cooking a filet mignon is easy to do at home. Choose an excellent cut of meat and use one of the cooking methods described here for a great meal any time.
While it is known that air pollution causes many serious physical health concerns, now research shows that toxic air negatively impacts intelligence and cognitive abilities as well.
If you are planning a trip to visit Chicago in the fall, there are countless things to do all over the city as the temperature begins to drop.
The play, "Hamilton," about Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Father's of the United States, had many inspirational lyrics. Some of the most notable are discussed here.
Given the expense of space tourism, few will be able to take part. Yet, augmented and virtual reality technology, such as NASA's Exoplanet Exploration program, could make the experience possible for people without ever leaving earth.
Many famous writers credited Hemingway with their inspiration to write. This article presents and discusses inspirational quotes by Hemingway.
While the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling was written for children, there are numerous passages throughout that address various aspect of psychology which make these books appeal to adults as well.
Orwell has been criticized for his misogynistic portrayal of women in 1984. However, a careful look at how the female characters impact the male characters, in particular Winston, and the Party suggests that they have great importance in the plot, leading to a different interpretation.
Psychology can off a lot of insight regarding the big questions people have a about love, life and the pursuit of happiness. Some of the top psychology questions of all time are presented here with their answers.
Despite being written in 1948, many parts of George Orwell's fictional dystopian society have become reality. The prevalence of surveillance and loss of privacy, the state of perpetual war with shifting landscapes and changing enemies, the truncation of language and fake news are the new norm.
This article corrects the misconceptions about narcissism and discusses differences between covert (inverted) and overt narcissists. The contributions of self-efficacy and self-esteem to these types are discussed and a more inclusive model of the disorder presented.
Summer in Chicago brings a wealth of activities and events that are great for visitors, tourists, and residents alike. Try some of these great ideas for fun activities in Chicago in August.
Everyone has struggles and hardship in life. It is how we deal with them that determines how much they will effect us. Use these quotes to help provide inspiration and motivation to find new ways to cope with life's daily stressors.
We all make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes can get us down. These quotes can help us refocus on what's important and find a way to move past a mistake that may have gotten us stuck.
This easy recipe for curried noodles is vegan, kosher, gluten free and delicious. Wine pairings and a discussion of what makes wine vegan along with a quick reference on kosher wines are included.
In the 1980’s, FAQs format was a useful structure for presenting user information for discussion boards. As websites were created with increasingly complex designs & purposes, FAQS pages became obsolete. Their continued use today creates many problems for users & can compromise a sites usefulness.
Optimism and hope are things that keep us feeling happy and engaged with the world. Try these quotes to help increase your positive outlook on life.
If you ever experience writer's block and are in need of inspiration, try reading these quotes from great authors to help you remain motivated all throughout your writing life.
Psychology has played an important role in the U.S. Space Program since it's inception. However, at the beginning it was relied upon for selection & to address initial problems in the program. Today, psychology is regularly utilized to ensure the well-being of astronauts & their families.
Recipes for soups that are perfect for the hot summer days. Includes recipes for Honeydew Blueberry Soup; Simple Garden Gazpacho; Traditional Summer Borscht; Watermelon, Cucumber, Acai Berry Bisque; Cantaloupe Mango Melange; Strawberry Coconut Soup; and Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Bisque.
Quotes can provide insight into understanding yourself and the world around you. In this article, you will find quotes from positive psychology experts, well known psychologists and other influential people from around the world.
Do you love Halloween but hate having to wait until the end of the month to celebrate? Have fun all month long celebrating some of these silly holidays.
If your child is a picky eater and you don’t know how to get them to eat, here are some ways to combat their resistance without nagging or losing your cool.
As daylight hours decrease and the temperature outside turns colder, you may feel like you want to just put your head under the blanket until spring returns. Don’t let September get the best of you. Celebrate some of these fun holidays to make the month bright with merriment.
As summer is coming to a close and vacations are over and done with, try celebrating these silly holidays to keep the fun in your life.
Learning how to write good SEO titles is a crucial skill for anyone looking to earn money or build a following for their writing. The title is one of the most important factors Google uses ranking. Learn how to create SEO titles for all of your content to increase your traffic and rankings.
July is the month of summer vacations and lazy days. Add some extra fun to your month by celebrating some of these crazy holidays with your friends and family.
June may be the month when Father's Day, the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occur, but there are a bunch of other fun holidays that you can celebrate this month, as well.
Just because it's the last minute doesn't mean you can't come up with a Mother's Day gift with flair. Try these gift ideas for a meaningful tribute that she'll really love. You can make them from basic materials you can find around the house.
A basic introduction to the definitions of drug abuse, addiction, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal. Recovery from substance use disorders is also discussed.
These slogans in the novel 1984 underscore the destructiveness of believing in contradictions and encompass one of the overarching themes of the book.
May might be the month that Mother's Day is in but there are plenty of other holidays, as well. Celebrate these fun days in May for a great break from the ordinary.
A number of fake phobias have been created by writers, cartoonists and columnists to amuse and entertain. Humorous, fake phobias are listed and discussed and they are differentiated from weird but real phobias. The nature of phobias is also discussed.
Suggestions to prevent shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida are based on faulty assumptions about the nature of shooters. This article examines misconceptions about the predictability of such crimes. While proposals for change are worthwhile, their ability to reduce gun violence are limited.
In the future, after much of the world has been destroyed, Mintaka, having been reanimated, is sent to capture her sister for the military who run things. She wakes after being drugged so her sister can escape, unaware of where she is or what to do next. Remembering her powers she sets off.
April is filled with a lot of crazy and fun holidays to celebrate. This article discusses several zany holidays you can look forward to observing in April. It also includes some simple stress relief techniques and three PB&J recipes in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
While there are a number of traditional, formal holidays we celebrate, there are also a number of unofficial holidays that can make your March more fun. Celebrate some of these days and see how your mood improves and your days seem more enjoyable.
Writing is a solitary, and often lonely endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. With technology enabling us to reach across the globe, writers can connect with others for comradery, inspiration, feedback and advice. If you are a writer, consider joining these great online writing communities.
To cut down on scams and exaggerated claims of earnings Twitter and Google ban all cryptocurrency related ads. The ban will apply to all Google and Twitter ad platforms. This follows a similar move by Facebook which includes Instagram, WhatsApp and the Facebook Messenger app.
This issue discusses cyberbullying and answers a question about a type called doxing. Included is a review of the book Cyber bullying Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints by Lauri S. Scherer.
The article presents current trends for book covers that will help your book stand out whether it is print or an eBook.
Research suggests that mental health apps, such as the ones listed here, can help you with many emotional difficulties, improve your outlook and re-establish a more positive quality of life.
This article discusses some basic issues to help you become a freelance writer including how to describe yourself and your business. Basic information about pricing your services is also presented.
In the adaptation, the first scene of the play Waiting for Godot is interpreted based on the parable of the King is in the Field, presented by the first Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Use these great romantic writing prompts to inspire amazing story ideas for any genre.
This followup article presents a variety of writing prompts that will help you write regularly and achieve your writing goals.
Josephine begins cooking for her family. She hears an address given by Churchill and records quotes that mean something to her. The recipes for "Throw it All In Stew" and Roasted Pears are included.
These fabulous writing prompts will help you remain motivated to write regularly and strengthen your writing muscles. The level of detail included gives you more content from which to generate ideas.
This edition focuses on why we are so passionate about our home town sports teams and the pros and cons of being a fan, including better mental health and possible cardiovascular risk.
The use of IQ tests to prove that immigrants and minorities were inferior to the white majority is discussed. The roles of Binet, Terman, Goddard and Yerkes in the Eugenics Movement are considered.
This article discusses the naive realism and challenges to this theory. Alternate theories considered include indirect realism and idealism.
This article lists 5 legitimate ways to make money online with apps that let you earn for a variety of fun activities.
This article discusses writing and artist residencies that are held each year at over 50 national parks in the U.S. Examples of programs are included.
The article discusses five free writing residencies that are good options for emerging authors who may not have many publications or references.
The article provides information about eleven flash-fiction competitions that are free to enter most of which have cash prizes. Additional submission information and resources for the listed sites is offered.
The article discusses a writing workshop and reading given by author Susan Froetschel. It includes a review of Froetschel's book Royal Escape.
The article discusses how young children use the internet and provides strategies for keeping children safe when they are online.
The factors leading to and consequences of opiate addiction in a 23 year old male following surgery for a back injury sustained while playing rugby are discussed. A treatment plan is presented.
The importance of using interpersonal techniques as a means to improve your chances of being published are discussed.
Participating in the Hubpages community provides support for new writers and enables them to give and gain feedback and obtain exposure and followers of their writing.
This article discusses differences between suicide related OCD and other types of OCD. Reasons that compulsions associated with suicidal obsessions are ineffective at decreasing anxiety are provided.
This edition answers questions about why people spread misinformation and provides suggestions for how to be able to discriminate between real news and fake news in light of the Las Vegas Shootings.
Recipes for gluten free, kosher Lemon Basil Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus; Chicken, Cauliflower Fried Rice; Zucchini Fettuccine with Salmon; Date, Cranberry, Quinoa Stuffed Squash; Carrot Raisin Salad; Chocolate peanut butter and jelly cookies.
Article includes recipes for pumpkin pudding, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie dip, chocolate pumpkin fudge, and vanilla pumpkin spice lattes.
Suicidal thoughts and suicidal obsessions are differentiated. Examples of suicidal obsessions and the types of compulsions that result from them are given.
The article discusses the definition of "normal" and how "normal childhood" is defined differently based on context. Recommendations are made for how children can contribute to this description.
Fried green tomatoes, thought of as a Southern dish, actually began with Jewish immigrants in the Northeast and Midwest. This recipe for the dish and accompanying sauce is simple yet delicious.
This article discusses how to find the right psychologist for you. It also includes a list of questions to ask a potential provider to ensure they are qualified and are the best match for your needs.
When NASA ignored the growing stress and psychological problems reported by the Skylab 4 crew, the crew took matters into their own hands. They mutinied, cutting all communication for a full day.
Labeling those with addictions can dehumanize them. The term "addict"suggests everything about the person results from the addiction, whereas "person with an addiction" puts the person first.
As many as 70 percent of those over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia. Yet it is under diagnosed in this population. A qualitative evaluation to explore treatment options should be conducted utilizing both objective and subjective assessment techniques.
Josephine describes an argument between her parents over dismissing the help for appearances sake. She also discusses Churchill's speech to Congress. She shows more difficulties with women's roles.
Josephine overhears a conversation about the arrest of cousins for selling scrap metal to the Japanese before the war and the possibility of their daughter living with Josephine's family.
Josephine becomes frightened upon learning the scope of t, remains frustrated with not being allowed to learn more and struggles with becoming an adult. Jeremy still avoids her and seems angry.
This poem expresses the simplicity of what speaks to people who are in love when the most complex of emotions turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Josephine learns that Italy and Germany have declared war on the U.S. and explores her fears related to the growing threat. In her usual asides she struggles with what is expected of women in 1941.
Part 3 of Living Amidst the Thorns continues Josephine's exploration of the impending war and what it means for women. She also adds to the readers understanding of her family in a time of transition.
In the second part of Petal Amidst the Thorns, Josephine learns more about Pearl Harbor, empathizes with all those who lost sweetheart and gains insight into the way she hides behind her emotions.
This issue includes a statement on the importance of considering how the mind, body and spirit interact in health. A question about adaptive coping styles for medical procedures is also answered.
This article provides an introduction and overview to the Behavioral Model of Psychology. It explains how behaviorism came about through a reaction to the biological and psychoanalytic models.
A short story that was written from the point of view of a young woman living through the outbreak of Word War II. The story is written in the format of a diary entry.
This article discusses potential negative effects of social networking. Porter's Five Forces Model is explored as it relates to these effects and recommendations regarding accountability are made.
While men respond to threat by fight or flight, women respond with behavior called tend and befriend. Affiliation with other women increases women and children’s survival and prevents abandonment.
This article includes a personal statement regarding how to evaluate health information on the internet. It then answers a question about the two types of alcoholism & discusses associated factors.
This edition discusses a question about personality, whether it is inherited and what twin studies and adoption studies are used for.
Language discrimination can lead to generalized negative evaluations of those with an imperfect command of English. This, in turn, can lead to negative self-evaluations and self-fulfilling prophecies.
This article continues a discussion of Narcissistic Personality Disorder by examining whether narcissists are delusional or psychotic. A brief book review is also included.
This is the first edition of a new series which answers readers questions about psychology. This edition answers questions about narcissistic personality disorder.
This article discusses the differences between meat being kosher by designation of the animal and slaughter along with additional ethical precepts such as treating an animal to prevent suffering.
Many people believe that narcissists are incapable of experiencing empathy but research suggests this may not be true.
Use these lists of character descriptors and personality types to help you create well rounded, three dimensional characters.
This hearty recipe for meatloaf is simple to make. The addition of rolled oats instead of breadcrumbs makes it gluten free and delicious with a unique flavor that will have them asking for seconds.
When Geraldine Ferraro was diagnosed with cancer, she was given 3 years to live. She lived for 12 more years. Learn what she believed helped her cope—and why she survived far longer than expected.
This recipe was developed for those who follow a gluten free, dairy free (pareve), kosher diet. It 's a great breakfast for special days and can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.
This piece is written in response to a challenge posted here on Hubpages by DzyMsLizzy on March 2, 2017. The prompt for the challenge is the first two sentences included below.
Discusses changes to education for women and how these changes have increased advancement for women despite continued wage gaps and glass ceilings. The question of how women educators can empower female learners through dialogues advancing these students needs is also raised.
Try these recipes for kosher, gluten free Hamantaschen, triangle shaped, filled cookies traditionally made for the Jewish Holiday of Purim but great year around.
This article discusses the unique nature of Jewish leadership and the way it was embodied in Joshua. Separation of powers as it applies to Jewish leadership with Joshua and now is also considered.
This article discusses ways to cope with lack of motivation to prevent loss of self confidence in your writing ability and your potential for becoming a successful freelance or creative writer.
This article discusses how to use your personal writing style to develop and work with the motivations of your characters to continue writing smoothly and avoid a major cause of writer's block.
Use these unique online methods to earn extra money.
This article explores three theories of moral development, the Piagetian, Biological & Psychodynamic models. Each theory is discussed and examples given.
Discusses a child who helped a peer being bullied by giving them new shoes; how bystanders contribute to the problem of bullying & ways parents can help their child avoid, prevent & deal with bullying
Provides overview of pediatric fibromyalgia with up-to-date knowledge of contributing characteristics, causes, associated conditions, and triggers. Emphasizes the importance of coping techniques.
Discusses imaging techniques determining causal factors of addiction, as well as a study showing that signs of cravings are apparent for days, and possibly even weeks or months, after death.
Recognizing an inflexible explosive child and what you can do to decrease your child’s frustration and angry outbursts
What are the signs and symptoms of a gambling addiction? Learn how to recognize if someone you know might have a problem.
This is not your standard Pad Thai dish. Its unique, delicate flavor combined with hearty vegetables and tofu make it a perfect stand-alone entrée for a main meal without the need for side dishes.
The pros & cons of mobile apps vs. mobile websites for marketing. Hybrid approaches, which integrate the best features of both may be an optimal approach.
These fantastic exercises can help you break through writer's block by generating great ideas for poems and fiction pieces.
Controversy over whether Orthorexia, an eating disorder involving dangerously obsessive healthy eating, is an identifiable disorder that can be differentiated from OCD and Anorexia is discussed.
Many individuals have embraced eating healthy. However, there are those that take it too far, until their health is harmed instead of helped by this lifestyle choice.
Clichés can take away from the impression you hope to make, leaving your readers with a feeling of “been there, done that, got the t-shirt." Use this list of descriptors to replace cliches with more unique wording.
Fictional account of a counselor working to establish rapport with a sullen teen. Suggests verbal/nonverbal techniques and also discusses the implications of unintended reactions. Short story format.
The need to write blog posts often can leave bloggers feeling burned out & at a loss for topics. Yet with just a few great ideas you can come up with creative posts regularly that readers love.
Learning you can no longer eat gluten may make you mourn the favorite foods now prohibited. But with some creativity and research you will find many options still open to you like this Shepherd's Pie.
With the growth of NIMBYism (Not In My Backyard), it is important to determine how best to diffuse inappropriate resistant to positive growth and to determine what it is that makes all of us react.
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
With the increase of music in our lives from new technological gadgets, the cases of rare auditory hallucinations, termed musical hallucinations, will likely become more prevalent.
Through the use of numerous constraints on the writing process, this group of French writers utilize the method of Oulipo to determine what literature might be, as opposed to what it is.
In the novel 1984, Orwell creates a world where government surveillance is constant. Similarly, it now seems our privacy rights are also limited. Yet in both cases, it is the people who permit it.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that maintaining an optimistic outlook as we age leads to better coping with stressful experiences and a better quality of life.