Heredity and environment

INTRODUCTION. Heredity is the totality of characteristics transmitted from the parents to the offspring. The transmission of genetic characteristics is a function of the CHROMOSOMES and GENES (q.q.v.). The exact mechanism of hereditary transmission was not known until the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). It is now believed that the molecules […]

Behavior as a determinant of all phenomena

Introduction. A person who is expert in yoga (exercise and postures) remains free from disease, disorder, and imbalances. Harvard health also put forward the same notion. Virtue is its own reward (prov.) Simplicity in living or simplification of life patterns paves the way for good health in mind, body, and spirit. The description that reveals […]

Psychoanalysis

Introduction Psychoanalysis is theoretical model and therapeutic approach developed by Freud. As developed by Freud psychoanalytic therapy is a first systematic approach toward understanding psychological factors in mental disorders. Major principles were based on the clinical study of individual patients who consulted Freud for treatment of their problems. Basically, Sigmund Freud (Full name of Freud) […]

Psychotherapeutic skills

Introduction Psychotherapeutic, pertaining to psychotherapy and having curative power, and skills, the abilities to do something expertly and well, are of utmost importance in the treatment by psychological methods of mental, emotional, and nervous disorders. Psychotherapy is the application of specialized techniques to the treatment of mental disorders or to the problems of everyday adjustment. […]

The intellectual faculties

Introduction The intellectual faculties are power of the intellect or power of doing things intellectually because of the capabilities. Capabilities are undeveloped faculties; qualities, etc. that can be developed by education and training for instance a very capable doctor/nurse/teacher. It is having or showing good reasoning power. Intellectual interests give indications of condition wanting to […]

Emotional intelligence

Facial expressions Research has established the universality of facial expressions of emotion and existence of microexpressions. Emotion is the basis of human motivation and the seat of emotion is in the face. According to APA facial expressions are reliably associated with certain emotional states. The “universality studies” demonstrated high cross-cultural agreement in judgements of emotion […]

Guilt, anxiety, and fear

Autonomic reactivity Autonomic reactivity is individual’s characteristic degree of emotional reactivity to stress. It is degree of emotional reactivity to stress that if increases may give rise to abnormal behaviour or condition. Autonomic motive states pave the way for guilt scrupulously or on the moral ground whether the fault is on the part of an […]