Personal Psychology

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

I turn first to European perspectives and the early “medically” oriented assessments of psychopathy— an assessment of bodily fluids and their flow (or blocked flow) in the human body. My attention then shifts to nonwestern (primarily Asian) perspectives. These perspectives tend to be highly interdisciplinary, with a mixture of disciplines: philosophy, religion, culture, medicine and psychology.

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Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

I believe that psychology and psychiatry have gone needlessly far afield in their search for the causes and cures of psychological pain.

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Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

The cliff analogy can be used to examine many different health issues, and this paper will examine stress as a heath issue using the four levels of cliff analogy.

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Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

There is a paradox embedded in the question being asked in this essay: how do we “manage” sleep? We all …

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Instinct, Learning, and Emotion

Instinct, Learning, and Emotion

We humans often like to think of ourselves as superior beings functioning from our superior intellects (as opposed to the …

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Pathways to Sleep I: An Introduction

Pathways to Sleep I: An Introduction

Welcome to the Pathways to Sleep project. As part of this project, I have identified four components of an individualized …

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Managing Our Stress as Professionals

Managing Our Stress as Professionals

Raise your hand if this scene is familiar: You are raising a family, balancing priorities between work, school and family obligations, you have had a day to beat all others.

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Is Hope the New Antibiotic for Physical Illness?

Is Hope the New Antibiotic for Physical Illness?

Building on the concept of hope and moving forward to modern times, there are many neuroscientists and psychologists, along with religious, spiritual, and political leaders, who have written notable views about hope and how our body responds to thoughts and emotions.

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology I: Setting the Social Constructive Stage

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology I: Setting the Social Constructive Stage

The headlines cry out about the psychopathology challenges being faced not only in North America and Europe, but also in virtually every other region of the world. These challenges are often related to such diverse and pervasive societal maladies as violence and terrorism, opioid use, stress and trauma, and even dysfunctional leadership

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy II: The World of Spiritual Aberrations

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy II: The World of Spiritual Aberrations

The answer to psychopathy in most European societies for many centuries was to be found in the Christian concept of original sin.

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