Theory of neurotic needs

Neurosis generally refers to a mental disorder that is characterized by feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear that are disproportionate to the circumstances of a person’s life but not completely incapacitating. In this article, however, we’ll look at neurosis from the psychoanalytic perspective. It states that neurosis is the result of mental conflict. This article is based …

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Subconscious priming in psychology

Priming in psychology is a phenomenon that occurs when exposure to a stimulus influences our thoughts and behavior in response to another succeeding stimulus. When this happens on a subconscious level, it’s called subconscious priming. In simpler words, when you’re exposed to a piece of information, it has a potential of influencing your response to a …

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How we reduce cognitive dissonance

Simply put, cognitive dissonance is the inability of the human mind to hold two conflicting ideas or beliefs. The confusion and uncertainty caused by the presence of two conflicting ideas make the mind unstable. Since our mind constantly seeks stability, it does what it can to reduce cognitive dissonance. A cognitively dissonant state of mind …

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What is meant by psychological stability?

brain and energy

This article will explore the concept of psychological stability and explain how some of our behaviours can be understood in the light of psychological stability. Almost every system in the world interacts with some other system so that stability is attained. Every phenomenon that occurs in nature is a result of energy exchanges between two …

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Belief systems as subconscious programs

beliefs as subconscious programs

Your belief systems that have a major impact on your thoughts and actions are like subconscious programs. If your level of awareness isn’t high, you probably don’t even know they exist, let alone how they’re influencing you. Even if you know nothing about psychology and human behavior, understanding the concept of a belief system will …

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What is the conscious and subconscious mind?

conscious versus subconscious metaphor

I’m sure you’ve come across terms like “conscious mind” and “subconscious mind” if you’ve had conversations with self-aware and knowledgeable people. If you’ve wondered what those two terms really mean, you’re in the right place. This article will clarify the concepts of the conscious and subconscious mind. Consider the following scenario: When first learning to …

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