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Is ADHD defined too loosely?

The criteria for the inattention part of ADHD from DSM-5. At least 6 of the behaviours for at least six months . ...
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How can psychologists define 'mental health' when we know quite little about complexities of human life? [closed]

Erich Fromm in his The Sane Society (1955) argued that mental health should not be defined merely in terms of the person's harmony with his/her society. He believed that a society, as a whole, could ...
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Definition of cognitive load

Wikipedia's page on cognitive load starts with In cognitive psychology, cognitive load refers to the effort being used in the working memory. Cognitive load theory differentiates cognitive load ...
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What are a digital dementia and a pseudo debility?

I'm a fan of Psychology. I'd like to know what "pseudo debility" is. Unfortunately, I don't know what it means in English. This is my free translation from Russian. I've encountered the terms "...
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Which term is meant in this example of defence mechanism?

The very popular Russian blog author evo_lutio gives examples of three defence mechanisms, which she describes as "gnomes, or rather gnome-like pointed hats we put on our counterparts to explain their ...
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Criteria for Something to be Considered a Mental Disorder

I know this will probably be closed for being broad, but I think it certainly has an answer. What are the criteria for something to be considered a mental disorder? Does a disorder need to be ...
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Is there a survey regarding the meaning of distress in the definition of mental disorder?

Although without a doubt discussed in professional circles for a long time before, the definition of mental disorder has been recently brought to the limelight by Trump narcissism debate: “Everyone ...
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Implicit Learning vs. Latent Learning

Sawyer (2005) defines "Implicit Learning" as: Implicit learning refers to situations in which complex information is acquired effortlessly (without a conscious effort), and the resulting knowledge ...