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 […]

Heredity and environment

INTRODUCTION. Heredity is the totality of characteristics transmitted from the parents to the offspring. The transmission of genetic characteristics is a function of the CHROMOSOMES and GENES (q.q.v.). The exact mechanism of hereditary transmission was not known until the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). It is now believed that the molecules […]

Behavior as a determinant of all phenomena

Introduction. A person who is expert in yoga (exercise and postures) remains free from disease, disorder, and imbalances. Harvard health also put forward the same notion. Virtue is its own reward (prov.) Simplicity in living or simplification of life patterns paves the way for good health in mind, body, and spirit. The description that reveals […]


Introduction Psychoanalysis is theoretical model and therapeutic approach developed by Freud. As developed by Freud psychoanalytic therapy is a first systematic approach toward understanding psychological factors in mental disorders. Major principles were based on the clinical study of individual patients who consulted Freud for treatment of their problems. Basically, Sigmund Freud (Full name of Freud) […]

Psychotherapeutic skills

Introduction Psychotherapeutic, pertaining to psychotherapy and having curative power, and skills, the abilities to do something expertly and well, are of utmost importance in the treatment by psychological methods of mental, emotional, and nervous disorders. Psychotherapy is the application of specialized techniques to the treatment of mental disorders or to the problems of everyday adjustment. […]