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How is greed different from compulsion?

I want to learn how is human greed different from compulsion in psychology? Which one is intentional and which one is unintentional? If it makes sense at all? One of the lecturers in our school ...
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When and how did the concept of psychological trauma begin to be extended and expanded to include more mundane and less severe experiences?

I'm in my first semester studying mental health counseling at a master's level and I have heard several of my professors make comments to the effect that over the past 20-30 years they have seen the ...
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What is the difference between personality disorder and other types of mental illness?

From Personality disorders - Mayo Clinic: A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a ...
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Cingulate cortex vs Limbic lobe are they same or slightly different?

I've read the wikipedia article on Cingulate cortex and the article about limbic lobe. Also did web search but it is not clear to me whether they are synonymous or there are slight differences in the ...
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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 ...
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