Category Archives: Definitions

Defining words, ideas and principles in the science of Psychology

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

mind body connection

The mind-body connection refers to the link between a person’s thoughts and feelings and his or her physical health. The concept has existed for hundreds of years. Prior to the 1600s, most health treatments were holistic and geared toward treating the whole person. But from the 17th to the 19th centuries, the Western world started to view the mind and body as separate entities that are completely unrelated to each other. Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Memory

improve your memory

Memory is an important part of life. It allows us to reflect on the past and use previously acquired knowledge and experiences for our benefit. Memory also allows us to maintain our place in the flow of time as we transition from what was, to what is, and look forward to what is coming in the future. Without memory, our ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis would be severely impaired. Continue reading

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How to Become a Master at Reverse Psychology

what is reverse psychology

Most people have heard about reverse psychology. That’s not surprising because the phenomenon is very common in our daily lives. Interestingly, some people use reverse psychology so much that they may not even realize they are using it. But what exactly is reverse psychology and what is it good for?  Continue reading

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The Advantages of Online Therapy 

online therapy advantages

The Internet has made it easier for people to get the whatever services they need. Someone can deliver necessary items to your door in two days. You can talk to and locate your friends from anywhere. Yet many people don’t know that you can also get mental healthcare from the comfort of your device.  Continue reading

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Does Insurance Cover Therapy Costs in the United States?

Does Insurance Cover Therapy

Although mental health is just as important as physical health in promoting overall well-being, many insurance companies in the past did not agree with that viewpoint. This is shown by the fact that, for many years,  a large percentage of insurers provided better insurance coverage for physical issues than mental health issues. Continue reading

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Examining the Pros and Cons of Phone Therapy

Phone therapy benefits

Telephone therapy has taken on greater significance in the mental health industry in wake of the covid-19 pandemic. While some individuals may have avoided telephone therapy in the past, the temporary closure of mental health offices and the necessity of social distancing have resulted in an increasing number of people asking for more information on this form of treatment.  Continue reading

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