General Psychology

Abnormal psychology: an area of psychology concerned with with mind and behavioral deviations or abnormality in thinking processes.

Alturism: a positive social act taken without one's consideration of their own benefit, safety, or well-being.

Anal retentive: a concept put forward by Freud that suggests that compulsive habits are a result of underdevelopment during the anal stage (first 18-36 months of a person's life).

Anima: a person's feminine soul or inner-self, derived from Jungian pschology of subconsiousness.

Animus: a person's masculine soul or inner-self, derived from Jungian psychology of subconsiousness.

Archtype: a concept of Jungian psychology that attempts to identify an unconscious primitive mental image that is inherited from past collective experiences (patterned).

Cathersis: relief experienced by individuals through the process of discharging pent-up or repressed feelings to the surface.

Codependence: when two persons are physically or psychologically dependent on each other for emotional balance.

Cognitive theory: study of how the human mind processes information, with specific focus on problem-solving, memory, and reasoning.

Empathy: a consciensious awareness and appreciation of other people's emotions.

Emotional intelligence (ei): skill in being able to perceive, evaluate, and manage emotions appropriately within social situations.

Innate: inherent or native to an organisim or being.

Persona: the role a person takes in society; the fascade or mask used to integrate into the imediate enivornment, according to Jungian psychology.


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