Psychology

Blindsight

Blindsight

Blindsight Definition: Blindsight, also known as agnosopsia, is the ability of people who are cortically blind due to lesions in their striate cortex, also known as primary visual cortex or V1, to respond to visual stimuli that they do not consciously see. When this happens in a person they can s.....

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Binaural Beats (Work, Types, and Meditation)

Binaural Beats (Work, Types, and Meditation)

Binaural Beats (Work, Types, and Meditation) Definition: “Binaural beats” are specific kinds of sound that can shape our brain activity to boost our concentration, enhance our creativity, and improve our mood. A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine.....

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Affirmations

Affirmations

Affirmations Definition: Affirmations (according to the English American Dictionary, to “affirm”) in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmati.....

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Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind Definition: In psychology, the word subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The subconscious mind stores all of our previous life experiences, our beliefs, our memories, our skills, all situations we have been through and all images we.....

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Confabulation

Confabulation

Confabulation Definition: Confabulation is defined as the spontaneous creation of memories that never occurred or of actual events that have been distorted to another place and/or time. It is a symptom of various memory disorders in which made-up stories fill in any gaps in memory. German psychia.....

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Cotard Delusion

Cotard Delusion

Cotard Delusion Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. It usually occurs with severe depression and some psychotic disorders. It can ac.....

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Capgras Delusion

Capgras Delusion

Capgras Delusion Capgras delusion is a psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family members (or pet) has been replaced by an identical impostor. People who experience the Capgras Delusion believe that these people have been substitut.....

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Intrusive Thought

Intrusive Thought

Intrusive Thought Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts, impulses or “mental images”. These thoughts may surround the fear of committing an act they consider to be harmful, violent, immoral, sexually inappropriate, or sacrilegious. There is no intent to act on these thoughts and these thou.....

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Mass Psychogenic Illness

Mass Psychogenic Illness

Mass Psychogenic Illness Mass psychogenic illness (MPI) is when people in a group start feeling sick at the same time even though there is no physical or environmental reason for them to be sick. It is also called mass sociogenic illness or just sociogenic illness. People could think they’ve be.....

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About Emotional Contagion

About Emotional Contagion

About Emotional Contagion Emotional contagion is a term that describes the fact that we take on the moods and attitudes of those around us. While people generally don’t act exactly identical to those around them, moods of surrounding people can rub off on us. One view developed by Elaine Ha.....

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Codependency

Codependency

Codependency Codependency is a psychological condition that is manifested in a relationship. It is a controversial concept for a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-ach.....

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About Delusion

About Delusion

About Delusion Definition – Delusions are fixed and firmly held beliefs that have no basis in reality. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or some other misleading effects of perception. Delusions are considered .....

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