Paranoia

Introduction Paranoia is a psychotic disorder characterized by highly systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur with little deterioration. In either case, they are persistent, defended strongly by the patient, and incapacitating. Image: cdn.pixabay.com Kraepelin reserved it for cases showing delusions and impaired contact with reality but without the severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. There […]

Fixation by a wizard(Introduction)

In case of my client RP it was a fixation that had occurred when he was an infant. Here is an interesting story behind the episode based on a custom. A distant relative of RP was a wizard. The wizard came to see RP when he was born. RP was the second son of his […]

Sociocultural environment as a determinant

According to Huxley(1965),We also receive a sociocultural inheritance that is the end product of many thousands of years of social evolution-the significance of which was well pointed up:                                         “A child who is born in a family of today’s society might have the native or genetic capacities not better than the child born in a family […]

How to know about early deprivation or trauma

It is an attempt to explain, in short, early deprivation and trauma. It occurs with the parents as well as with the children during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. What is learned by an individual may be reflected autonomously in the behavior of one. Its a give and take relationship that runs in various generations.

Motivation and behavior

Introduction Motivation is an intervening variable used to account for factors within the organism that arouse, maintain, and channel behavior toward a goal. It incites to action or serves as an incentive or goal.According to Coleman,” Motivation accounts for not only the direction but also the activation of behavior-the energy mobilized in pursuit of our […]

Self as a determinant

Self as a determinant is an attempt to explain what is self ? It is defined as “me”, “I”,or “self”. Problems that arise during personality development in different stages and ages are interpreted. Self is an active agent in determining one`s own behavior.

General law of cause and effect

Introduction Principle is general law of cause and effect. Is it possible to explain principle ? Yes, it is possible if it is about an individual, planet, sun or stars etc. Here, psychology is concerned with the principle of an individual organism not with the anatomical structure but with the general law of cause and […]