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1109, 2016

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development A life cycle describes the different stages that a living organism goes through during its lifetime. The duration and number of life stages differ from specie to specie. German-born American psychologist Erik Erikson developed an elaborate theory of human development with distinct stages of human development covering the [...]

1808, 2016

Panic Attacks at Night

Panic Attacks at Night Nighttime or nocturnal panic attacks appear to occur with no obvious trigger and typically awaken the person from a sound sleep. The individual tends to experience the same symptoms as a daytime panic attack, including rapid heart rate, trembling, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. [...]

2907, 2016

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation One of the most discussed topics in counseling is how to increase personal motivation. Part of a counselor’s job is to elicit and enhance motivation because motivation is a key to change. Research into motivation is inexorably linked to an understanding of personal change -- a concept [...]

3006, 2016

Psychotherapy for Smoking Cessation

Psychotherapy and Group Therapy for Smoking Cessation The United States Public Health Service published updated smoking-cessation guidelines for doctors. Their reports have consistently identified psychotherapeutic counseling and behavioral therapies as proven effective components of a smoking-cessation program. Other studies had the same findings; concluding that individual and group psychotherapy are an important component [...]

105, 2016

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

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