Category Archives: Essays on Psychology

Psychoanalytical criticism

Psychoanalytical criticism is a form of literary criticism or literary analysis which uses some of the techniques of psychoanalysis, such as conscious and unconscious; ego, superego, and id; Oedipus complex theory; transference; dream work; etc. Psychoanalysis has not only applied in literature, it has also been applied in sociology, anthropology, ethnology, religion, and mythology, arousing the interest of audience that had no inclination towards the clinical realm.

Causes Of Pain

Pain is a common occurrence in older people and it impairs their physical performance. It is believed that the bouts of depression suffered by older people are the usual causes of pain because both have a negative effect on their lifestyle whether they occur simultaneously or individually. The purpose of this article is to explore the factors that cause pain including the impact of social and psychosocial factors on pain onset. It will also test the hypotheses of the potential differences between the quantities of relationships versus the quality of those relationships.

IQ Tests Are Not An Accurate Measure Of A Person’s Intelligence

It is practically not possible to measure or assess a person’s intelligence. The IQ of a person depends on several variables, such as the socio-economic status of the parents and their own education and intelligence, environment, state of health and several other variables If the person taking or participating in the IQ test suffers from any ailment, mental or physical then he/she would probably score poorly in the test. This does not mean that the person is less intelligent than the person achieving the highest score.   Or a person may do exceptionally well in the test, but this would not really indicate that the person is super intelligent.

Injury Related Amnesia

Traumatic brain injury, resulting in amnesia happens when the head violently and without warning is slammed against any object, and when an object penetrates the head and damages brain tissue. Depending on the damage inflicted on the skull, symptoms of TBI can be extensive, placed or modest. The injured person can lose conscious for a few minutes or seconds, or may even remain conscious. Symptoms include bewilderment, wooziness, giddiness and hazy vision. In severe or even mild concussion the patient may experience ringing in the ears, bitter taste in the mouth, weariness, stupor and could experience a change in sleep habits, changes in behavior and moods, headaches, repeated vomiting and nausea, inaudible speech, numbness, persistent sleepiness and confusion, agitation and restlessness.