Psychodynamic Explanations of Conduct Disorder

boy with conduct disorderConduct disorder is typically manifested in a variety of antisocial behaviours such as bullying, stealing, vandalism and cruelty to others. According to Bird (2001), children with conduct disorder also tend to be socially incompetent and lacking in empathy.

He further explains that they usually have a “hypersensitive, quasi-paranoid attitude” (p. 58) where they interpret others’ intentions as threatening and therefore react with inappropriate hostility. Regardless of the consequences of their misdeeds, these children do not usually express guilt or remorse. Yet behind their façade of toughness hides a fragile sense of self (Bird, 2001). Continue reading

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Pokemon Healthcare: A Psychology Test

How far would you go before admitting you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about? The young men in the video above conducted an experiment with the aim of testing the listening ability of various persons. What the results show, however, is that if we have the preconceived notion that we are very knowledgeable in a particular topic, we will say almost anything before we admit to ignorance.

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3 Room Decor/Interior Design Tips for Improving Interpersonal Communication

ladies talking at a partyWhether you’re a teacher, counselor, manager, doctor or someone who just loves to entertain, creating the ideal environment for social exchange is likely of great importance to you.

Many of us are already aware that the physical environment can affect our comfort level and how we relate to each another. A simple change to the décor of a room can make a major difference in communication. But what are the specific features of a room that might influence the social atmosphere? The list below outlines a few of them. Continue reading

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