hella068: November 2011 Archives

I believe that five years from the concept in psychology that I will remember was everything on child rearing. One thing in my life that I am very excited for is becoming a mother. In psychology we learned that there our certain ways to raise a child that work the best. However this environment does not need to be perfect. I know that if I try my best and give my child its essential needs my child will succeed. I simply just need to use my common sense. Also if I use a authoritative style of parenting which establishes rules but also includes listening to child I will be a good parent. I'll remember that it is important to use positive, attachment, unconditional, spiritual, and slow parenting. I also will remember that it is important for my children to develop on their own terms. I believe that I will remember everything I have learned abut child rearing in psychology because being a parent will be an important part of my life several years from now. Child-rearing.jpg

Dissociative Identity Disorder

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iStock_000004356705Small-300x222.jpgI recently read an article about dissociative identity disorder or DID for short. In the article it discussed how DID according to the media and even some mental health doctors is not a real disorder. However, it is a real and debilitating disorder that people suffer from everyday.
When looking at the belief that DID does not exist it is easy to see why people believe this. In the article it says that when someone has dissociative identity disorder that it is very obvious. This myth is because in movies and on television characters who have DID have an over exaggerated form of the disorder. This over exaggeration is just like the pseudoscience concept of extraordinary claims. In reality people who suffer from DID spend seven years in the mental health system before they are diagnosed.
Another myth in relation to dissociative identity disorder is that treatment of DID may make the disorder worse. However, the treatment of DID does make help the person suffering from DID get better. People who are treated and do not improve may have been given outdated or ineffective approaches. This claim of outdated or ineffective approaches is the pseudoscience concept of Occam's razor. People not over exaggerating why treatment isn't effective makes the claim very simple and not to far fetch.
To read more about DID and the other myths that are about this disorder check out,

orange juice.pngI recently found an article online discussing how orange juice creates a more positive outlook for people. The article discussed how surveys asked people about their thoughts and feelings towards orange juice and how it affects their lives. Most people responded by saying that it made them feel better about their lives and help them think more positively through out the day.
Later in the article it mentions how people shared positive emotions through analogies and memories about orange juice. However, it is important to note whether or not this study is replicable because of people sharing memories about positive emotions with orange juice one doesn't know if the misinformation effect was used. If the misinformation effect was used during this study it would the research invalid.
The article continues to discuss how this positive outlook caused by orange juice can be seen when 1,002 adults were surveyed nationwide. However because of obtaining information in this form it may not be reliable due to the fact that people can lie during a survey. In order to improve this research they could perform an experiment or do a naturalistic observation.
One thing that the article describes is how orange juice may not only be the cause for the positive outlook. It says that focusing on the simple things in life can also create a positive outlook. This makes orange juice an incorrect causation to this correlation. The article goes on to say that recent studies have shown that people who focus on positive thoughts live a healthier life, which rules out the hypothesis that orange juice is the cause of people living a healthier life. While it may help people live a better life it is not the only cause. To read the full article check out this link, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-suggests-orange-juice-evokes-positive-emotions-132995078.html.

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