Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

Articles on Abnormal Psychology – the scientific study of aberrant patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

Gerascophobia and the Psychology of Aging

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While The American Psychological Association currently only recognizes 100 phobias, it is estimated that there are actually over 500 phobias in existence throughout the world. One of the most intriguing – particularly in light of the beauty and youth obsessed age in which we live – is Gerascophobia. Continue reading

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The Startling Link Between Social Media and Mental Health – Infographic

Addicted to facebookResearch believe there are strong connections between social media use and a range of adverse mental health issues such as narcissism, depression, voyeurism, and body dysmorphia. Consider the infographic below for more information on this startling link. Continue reading

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Understanding the Psychology of Gambling

illusion of controlGambling is perceived by many individuals as merely a form of entertainment – an outlet for stress and perhaps even a form of “therapy” where person can kick back and have fun. Over the past few years, gambling has grown into a popular global pastime, appearing in a variety of guises such as horse racing, casino games, sports betting, lotteries, slot machines and other games of chance. Due to ease of access, gambling has become particularly rampant on the internet with hundreds of gambling sites having mushroomed online to meet the increasing demands of gamblers worldwide. However, while gambling has indeed become a part of everyday life, studies show that the practice can be much more dangerous than you might initially think. Continue reading

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