Humanistic perspective

Introduction Humanistic psychology, a theoretical and therapeutic system of psychology that emphasizes particularly human processes-the uniqueness of the individual, the validity of subjective experience, freedom of choice and the tendency for each individual to strive to realize one’s potential. Humanistic psychology grew out of the work of Abraham Maslow, a personality theorist and the clinical […]

Problem solving

Introduction Problem solving is the process involved in discovering the correct sequence of alternatives leading to a goal or to an ideational solution. Besides, mindfulness or meditation, it is also possible that one is to mind one’s own behavior for problem solving as it is the outcome of “general law of cause and effect.” Methods […]

Cyclothymic disorder

Introduction Cyclothymia is a tendency toward alternating periods of elation and depression which, in serious cases, is manifested as manic-depressive psychoses. It is a constitutional source trait that which is identified by factor analysis of correlation clusters and manifested as abnormal swings in mood. “ A 29-year-old car salesman was referred for treatment. For the […]

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 […]