Category: psychology

Psychology: Why might one arrange deck furniture on a sinking ship? Part 0

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor reflects…. I forget when, or from whom, I heard the saying “…just like arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic…”; likely, it reached me a few years ago. My impression is that the saying is

Psychology: what is gaslighting?

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor mentions gaslighting. gaslighting (noun): a type of emotional abuse designed to cause the victim to doubt their sanity. It is accomplished using lies, often in concert with bullying. Gaslighting is used to manipulate the victim

Is talking to yourself recommended?

Lifestyle self tutoring: the tutor inquires about an age-old habit. When I’m alone, I often talk myself through tasks. I’m sure it’s beneficial, so did a little research. Apparently, there are experts who agree with me: talking to yourself organizes

Psychology: what is monomania?

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor mentions the term monomania. monomania: fixation on a single topic. Source: Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004. Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

Psychology: Who is guilty?

via Daily Prompt: Guilty Guilty is such a loaded term, I looked it up before starting to write. Concisely and unequivocally, Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus (HarperCollins, 2006) defines guilty: guilty (adj): having done wrong. When I was

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Psychology: recognition

More self-tutoring: the tutor discusses a group dynamic. I’ve been traveling as a chaperone lately. Not often do I spend time on the road with a group, but this weekend I am. An absolute necessity, when moving in a group,

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Psychology, lifestyle: what is eustress?

More lifestyle self-tutoring: the tutor shares the term eustress. eustress noun: a good kind of stress. An example of eustress is the anxiety one might feel while trying to set a new best time for a 5K run. Another is

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Psychology: memory, part 0: why memory might be inaccurate

More self-tutoring: the tutor does initial probing about memory accuracy. I’m sure I recall having confident memories that turned out wrong when I compared them to other evidence. Today I read an article from the The New Yorker, by Maria

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Psychology: Hallucinations: do they happen in ordinary situations?

With so much coverage these days about paranormal topics, I get immersed in self-tutoring. The tutor comments about the phenomenon of hallucinations. Often, when someone mentions seeing something they can’t explain, you hear others say, “They probably just imagined it.”

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Computer science, English, philosophy: what is a schema?

Tutoring academic subjects, meanings are so important. The tutor shares ideas about the meaning of schema. schema: a description of a particular subset of reality. The schema will include members of that reality and their properties. It will also include

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