Category: Psychology

Impact of Baby Boomers of Yesteryear

Baby Boomers are those babies that were born from 1946 to 1964. The parents of these baby boomers endured the great depression and fought in the Second World War. The baby boomers had considerable influence on national and state populations especially in social services, education, the consumer and labor market. Now that it is their time for retirement Boomers are facing many problems. Postponing retirement is only a temporary measure, as eventually, they will have to retire and be replaced by younger people.  Most early baby boomers are now in their late 60’s and 70’s and while individual situations can…

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Identification and use of selected nursing concepts

One aspect of the nursing theory is about “resilience” in patients especially those suffering from cardiovascular disorders and strokes. This is the capability of patients to recover and resume their normal lives despite considerable difficulties. This nursing theory has received quite a bit of attention because it characterizes a person’s inbuilt or hereditary factor for protecting the body from irreparable damage or harm. Although protective factors may be the same, they do not qualify as significant characteristics in the Walker and Avant process perception of psychoanalysis.  Besides this, the protective factors that make one person healthy in one situation may…

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How to combat loneliness?

The best remedy for avoiding social isolation and loneliness is marriage or living with a partner. Research has proved the caring and shielding effect of a very close and cherished bond with a person that ensures mental well-being in both men and women. It is the content of the relationship and not the official status that is important for the couples.  Partners with bonds are better protected than individuals. To prevent or alleviate loneliness the partner or spouse must be supportive and share some common interests. Without a partner, both men and women are more vulnerable to loneliness because without…

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Freud’s Revolution of the Mind

The twentieth century can be termed as the “Freudian Century” of thought, mind, and standards.  Sigmund Freud introduced a concept called psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth century. The basic concepts that existed prior to Freud were either Greek or taken from the Bible. Art began to represent objects other than what they are perceived to be, specifically the surrealist form of art. Generally, art represents thoughts and dreams, and for this many different images are invoked, usually directly and sometimes in the form of an impersonal theme or object. A towering building may represent a human penis, or a hat…

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Definitions of Culture

Herskovits defined culture as “man-made part of environment”. According to Linton culture is “social hereditary” which is transmitted from one generation to another with the accumulation of individual experiences. Beals and Hoijer hold that a culture is “the totality of designs for living practiced by man at all places and times”. Within all the times and space a culture is the mode of activities which differentiates the people of one society from another. From Lowie’s point of view, a culture is the “whole of social tradition” which resembles in sense with Linton’s attitude on the point.

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