Pop the Hood and Let Me Have a Look

Reading Time: 8 minutes Many people think that going to a therapist is like taking your car in to a mechanic: you pull up in the garage, pop the hood (your head), the mechanic-therapist looks around for a bit and finds the broken part, then you both sit around chatting for 6-12 weeks until the new part arrives. Then …

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Covid Discussion Explanation Formal Psychology

Emotionally Resilient people are Emotionally Resilient because they’re Emotionally Resilient

Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study conducted by Martina Luchetti at Florida State University suggests that in response to the social distancing measures of the Covid-19 situation, people are feeling more socially connected and supported than expected. The study had a total of 1,500 people who participated from beginning to end, and consisted of three surveys filled out …

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Peter pan, the boy who never grew up.
Academic Advanced Argument Emerging Adulthood Formal

An Argument Against Emerging Adulthood

Reading Time: 11 minutes In progressive, liberal, Western societies, the concept of adulthood has become rather nebulous. The trend of increasing acceptance of individual difference has made many of adulthood’s traditional ideas more difficult to interpret. Unlike traditional societies, for example, Western European and North American traditions in the main no longer practice any rites or rituals which formally …

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Explanation Self-Psychology Simple

The Structure of Self

Reading Time: 5 minutes According to Self-Psychology, the Self is made up of three self-structures: the nuclear structure, the compensatory structure, and the defensive structure. The different layers of self-structure vary in flexibility and in the roles they play in determining who we are and how we behave.  These structures can be visualized as the layers of an apple, …

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Childhood Creative Relaxed

The Oberst Affair

Reading Time: 6 minutes Carl Oberst and Marie Carmichael were having an affair. They thought nobody knew, and the feeling of having an illicit secret made their meetings even more exciting as they slid and slithered over each other in the back of a car in a secluded corner of the baseball diamond parking lot. They also sometimes fucked …

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Apocalypse Creative Relaxed

The Star Wormwood

Reading Time: 10 minutes 1_ He could remember the news report from the day before. The anchor man looking deeply, earnestly, gravely, into the camera. Saffron yellow dots on his cornflower-blue neck-tie. It really brought out his eyes, that tie. “Experts recommend,” he said, “that everyone make their way to an underground shelter.” As if they hadn’t stopped building …

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