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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


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Psychology:Adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. Besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?

Psychology:Adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. Besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?

Be clear w/in: yourself about how much time you will spend w/friend when manic. If not, he will run your schedule and your day. You can give him 1/2 hour, for example, when he's like that and then have him entertain himself until later. You can tell him this beforehand. Sounds like he is being treated professionally. If not, provide a referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am asking in terms of psychology, i had narscissist/ codependent parents, is there a possibility that i developed a narcissist personality disorder?

I am asking in terms of psychology, i had narscissist/ codependent parents, is there a possibility that i developed a narcissist personality disorder?

Narcissistic Persona: Please reflect upon: Exaggerating talents and achievements Preoccupied with fantasies of beauty, power and unlimited success Grandiosity in fantasy or behavior Needing lot of admiration Unwilling to be in tune with feelings and needs of others It is not likely that you developed Narcissist personality disorder due to your parent’s Personality disorder See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and stressors ...Read more

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I was thinking about going for my B.S. in Psychology and was wondering if this would be a degree thats looked at highly by medical schools thanks ?

I was thinking about going for my B.S. in Psychology and was wondering if this would be a degree thats looked at highly by medical schools thanks ?

A BS in Psychology: can be a good degree for med school. Make sure to take as may science courses w/in that. Statistics, anatomy & physiology, etc. are pretty much standard these days. My own nephew did just that and is in his 4th year med school at the moment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is abnormal psychology !!!?

What is abnormal psychology !!!?

It sounds like you: may be taking a course called abnormal psychology soon. It is the study of pathological behavior or psychological problems and diagnoses. Be careful not to diagnose yourself or others during the process. You may see some of the symptoms you learn about around or within you. It takes many years of training and experience t diagnose properly. A more basic counseling course is more useful.Peace. ...Read more

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What's contingency management in psychology?

What's contingency management in psychology?

Reinforcement: In applied behavioral analysis it is the arranging of contingencies in order to produce a specified behavior. As a treatment for mental disorders or substance abuse, behaviors are rewarded (or sometimes punished). If a reward (or + reinforcer) is given, it is in response to (or contingent upon) a desirable target behavior. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

There sure is!: Some psychologists specialize in studying child and adolescent behavior. Some also specialize in treating children and adolescents who are struggling for one reason or another. ...Read more

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In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

Can and can't : What makes poker fun is - you really can't tell reliably when someone is lying. If the person lying has a negative emotional response because they are lying, they may have sympathetic nervous system signs - heart rate, flushing skin, averted eye contact, word finding problems ; more confusing (non-direct) language, also may be avoidant or confrontative. Knowing the person well helps detect changes. ...Read more

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How can you improve your health with psychology?

Mindfulness....: Mindfulness psychology can help a person gain better insight and awareness of their physical condition opening the door to improvement in mind and body. The mind and body health are connected and improving one invariably improves the other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psychology?

Def of psychology: The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group. ...Read more

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