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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Psychology Books

Psychology Books
By : Hesti Yanuarti

Every one have a problems in their life. And lot of ways to solves their problems. Having a good grasp of what psychology is all about is essential for anybody wanting to explore the topic in greater depth. Now this may sound like a really obvious thing to state but psychology is one of those terms that is often banded around without any real consideration as to its actual meaning.

There are several different ways in which one can achieve self improvement through self -help. One such method is through psychological self help. Psychological self help is nothing but, the use of this techniques combined with the concept of self help. Psychological self help deals with the enforcement of self control on oneself by controlling one's conscious.

Some of the psychological self help techniques deal with recognizing one's own weaknesses and thus, dealing with them in order to improve one's circumstances and thus, improve the end result.

A lot of books tell about psychology. This psychology books discuss how to solve problems, psychology children, grief problems and much more. Now, to get psychology books more easy becaus of internet. With the advent of the internet, and exposure to more people to this technology, most publications are also going electronic. You will find that most magazines have both hard copies and electronic copies. Other times, depending on what kind of publication, you might find it all online, literally page for page. The psychologists have not been left behind. We find psychology books online as well.

In internet we can find e-books easy and the price more cheap. We can get more info about psychology and of course can solves our problem. I want to recommended you to find psychology books in

Friday, October 23, 2009

Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling
By : Hesti Yanuarti

Have you ever experience grief so unyielding and persistent that there seems to be no end? Counseling may provide an avenue for healthy resolution. Grief counseling refers to a specific form of therapy, or a focus in general counseling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in healthy manner.

Specific tasks of grief counseling include emotional expression about the loss (which can include a wide range of feelings), accepting the loss, and coping with the changes within oneself and the world after the loss. Typical feelings experienced by individuals, and addressed in grief counseling, include sadness, anxiety, anger,loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness. The purpose of grief counseling is to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. Although grieving can occur for other types of loss as well(such as loss of goals, ideals, and relationships), grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.

The top 8 grief counseling techniques are:
  1. You can begin the grief and loss counseling by thinking that it is just, but normal and practical thing to seek out the device and comfort from others.
  2. Be open and willing in joining a grief support group. Part of your grief and loss counseling is knowledge. Also, those in sorrow seldom realize that aside from the major loss that they suffered, there are also some secondary that need to be considered.
  3. Have an appointment with a grief counselor. Find a professional who acquired extensive experience and counseling load that specialized in grief and loss counseling.
  4. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). This technique works in nearlly all cases to permanently remove deep emotional pain and sadness around a PAST memory of loss. This grief counseling self-help technique requires tapping-yes, tapping-your fingers on meridian energy points on your face and upper body.
  5. The Mind-Body Self Hypnosis Cancer CD. This CD was originally created for those with cancer to facilitate expression of feelings of emotional pain and grief, anger and resentment. It has become so effective in helping people overcome their pain and deep grief.
  6. Vipassana Meditation. You would need to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat for the purpose of using this as grief counseling self-help technique.
  7. Journaling your feelings. This a tried and true method of expressing your deep feelings of grief and pain. Tears and crying are tools from God that have given us to eliminate our pain and grief.
  8. Hypnotherapy - Emotional Release Theraphy. Deep grief and emotional pain all resides within the subconscious "feeling" mind. And EXPRESSING your painful emotions of grief is the best way to overcome your pain.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Positive Psychology

The term Positive Psychology was basically unknown five years ago. Today, there are numerous books, newspaper and magazine articles mentioning how you can be happier and live a meaningful life based on the scientific research findings from positive Psychology.

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology that "studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive". Positive psychology seek "to find and nurture genius and talent", and "to make normal life more fulfilling", not simply to treat mental illness.

Positive psychology
area is more concerned with the sunnier side of psychology, which is the area of those people, who are happy and move with confidence, wherever they go and whatever they do. Positive psychology may shed more light on why some people behave in such a pleasing manner and how they have developed that trait. Ultimately, this intense study may help us to find a lasting cure for many of our negative psychological conditions and other eccentric behaviors.

Positive psychology often relies heavily on the principle of optimism, which is a cherished positive parameter of human excellence. There is remarkable evidence that optimistic people are usually happier and highly productive than ultra pessimists. Optimism can also be taught and learned by human beings. According to the new theory, there tends to be a positive flow of things in those people who are highly optimistic and cheerful. This flow is usually not checked in them, in any manner, at any time and thus this set of positive flow causes a person to be tougher mentally and psychologically.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cognitive Psychology

The roots of cognitive psychology (the experimental study of how the mind works) can be traced to Wundt's interest in memory and language processes in Leipzig in 1879. Shortly after this, there was a spurt of interest in reading processes; this reached an apex around 1908. The equipment used then was somewhat archaic and very dissimilar to the more sophisticated and often computer based equipment of today.

Cognitive psychology is a discipline within psychology that investigates the internal mental processes of thought such as visual processing, memory, problem solving, or language. The main sources of evolutionary psychology are cognitive psychology, genetics, ethology, anthropology, biology, and zoology.

Cognitive psychology is radically different from previous psychological approaches in two key ways.
  • It accepts the use of the scientific method, and generally rejects introspection as a valid method of investigation, unlike symbol-driven approaches such as Freudian psychology.

  • It explicitly acknowledges the existence of internal mental states (such as belief, desire and motivation) unlike behaviorist psychology. Critics hold that the empiricism of cognitive psychology combined with the acceptance of internal mental states by cognitive psychology is contradictory.

The combination of this mode of neurology and cognitive psychology led to the development of cognitive neuropsychology. Possibly the first published paper in this field was by Marshall & Newcombe in 1973 who described three types of acquired dyslexia, and offered a reading model in flow chart form to interpret the deficit in terms of damage to specific components of the model. The use of a box and arrow approach has continued in other areas as well as reading.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Clinical Psychology

Psychology is one of the broadest and diverse fields. There are number of different subfields and specialty areas have emerged. Clinical psychology, another important area of psychology mainly focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and even the treatment of the mental disorders.

Clinical psychology includes the scientific study and application of psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment and psychotherapy, although clinical psychologists also engage in research, teaching, consultation, forensic testimony, and program development and administration. In many countries clinical psychology is a regulated mental health profession.

There are many areas of specialization within clinical psychology, like: health, neuropsychology (focus: the brain), geropsychology (focus: the elderly), counseling and social behavior therapy. Neuropsychologists study things like the medical symptoms behind schizophrenia, dementias or other mental disorders. No matter what form of psychology is focused upon, the main intent is to promote mental health, design new programs and help families deal with mental illness.

In practice, clinical psychology may work with individuals, couples, families, or groups in a variety of settings, including private practices, hospitals, mental health organizations, schools, businesses, and non-profit agencies. Most clinical psychologists who engage in research and teaching do so within a college or university setting.

Since clinical psychology receive less schooling than psychiatrists, many medical doctors downplay the importance of therapy. However, one need only pick up a journal of psychiatry to see that psychotherapy is still a valid profession and one that can supplement medication for unbelievable results.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Social Psychology

Psychological research is a vital necessity towards further development within society. Psychology is a varied discipline that covers many areas of study, and as such requires divisional areas of research, along with practical and effective research designs.

Social Psychology is a discipline in that how we psychologically affect each other as individuals in everyday society, and how opinions, superstitions and stereotypes lay their foundations in this vital area. An example research of social psychology would be a study of the types of writing styles and attitudes on an internet forum, and how it relates to the forum subject area.

Social psychology
is however focused not just on consumption and public attitudes on advertising, but also on group behavior, general individual and collective attitudes towards various social issues including war, work, violence and quality of life. This would in turn explain how individuals deal with stress, and focus on the psychological consequences of stress.

The various aspects of social psychology could be examined within the wide concepts of intelligence, gender, advertising, consumer culture, stress and psychological issues that define society. Considering consumer behavior, social psychology uses convincing theories to explain addictive consumption, the influence of advertising and the phenomenon of purchasing.

Social psychology subfield looks at how these jurors interact and arrive at a unanimous decision. These branches of forensic psychology allow the psychologists to work together with other people from different fields.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sports Psychology

Sports are part of us and most of have specific games we play or are fond of. In early ages most athletes and gamers did not have motivators and ways of solving their problems. As with all areas of psychology, sports psychology deals with people who are constantly involved in sports. In this field they study topics like personality, motivation, attribution and goal setting. As this branch of psychology developed, many journals were developed and academic avenues established.

Sports psychology is one of those cutting-edge disciplines poised on the edge of art and science. The mind game is one of the most important, yet often most elusive and ineffable elements in all of sport. With these developments, sports psychology was incorporated in curriculums of university. There are many athletes and players who do not achieve their expectations and are not aware of how to handle strains they face.

However, there are frustrating situations that you can face in sports psychology. To qualify to be a sport psychologist, you must study for many years. Sometimes you are forced to work for long hours depending on demands of your clients. As with all areas of psychology, sports psychology deals with people who are constantly involved with the participating aspect of sports. Therefore to help athletes gain the best possible advantage in their particular areas of sports it is best if there is someone who can help them by knowing just a little bit of sports psychology.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Child Psychologist

Most children have carefree, uneventful childhoods. They do not experience life changing events. Unfortunately though, there are those children who have had negative emotional experiences that can leave them emotionally scarred for life. These are the children who receive help from child psychologists.

This child psychologist will have the training and the necessary ability to deal with all of the behavioral and emotional aspects that a child might experience. In some cases the child will be unwilling to say what is troubling them. To slowly unravel this puzzle and help the child deal with the various difficulties a child psychologist will have to gain the trust of the child and use some innovative tactics to have the child explain what is hurting them.

To be a successful child psychologist, you will have to be patient, caring, innovative, and definitely have a love for children. It is advisable to train under a seasoned professional, to enable them to pick up practical methods, as what is learn in class isn’t always enough.

A child psychologist will need lots of patience and imagination to deal with their young patients. For this reason you should make sure that you have the necessary educational and work experience with a trained child psychologist before you start dealing with young clients.
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