How to Experience a Lucid Dream

Lucid dreaming means dreaming while you know that you are dreaming. The term was coined by Frederik van Eeden who used the word "lucid" in the sense of mental clarity. With practice nearly anyone can experience lucid dreams. Many lucid dreamers choose to do something permitted only by the extraordinary freedom of the dream state, such as flying.

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Is Psychology a Science?

All theories - scientific or not - start with a problem. They aim to solve it by proving that what appears to be "problematic" is not. They re-state the conundrum, or introduce new data, new variables, a new classification, or new organizing principles.

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Can't Quit Gambling? Don't Bet On It

A preoccupation with gambling may cause some people to risk more than money.

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The Choice between Yes and Yes - A Psychological Revelation

Three year old Kara was throwing a tantrum. She didn't want to go to bed, of that she was certain.

"Do you want to brush with the red or blue toothpaste?" her dad asked gently.

"Blue," she says, glad to be given the opportunity to make a decision.

Ten minutes later, Kara was well tucked up, wondering when she'd agreed to go to bed in the first place.

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Narcissist vs. Psychopath

We all heard the terms "psychopath" or "sociopath". These are the old names for a patient with the Antisocial Personality Disorder (AsPD).

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Confessions of a Mind Control Victim

This man was hypnotized into giving up all his money... Or was he?

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The History of Personality Disorders

Well into the eighteenth century, the only types of mental illness - then collectively known as "delirium" or "mania" - were depression (melancholy), psychoses, and delusions.

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The Psychology of Torture

There is one place in which one's privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed – one's body, a unique temple and a familiar territory of sensa and personal history. The torturer invades, defiles and desecrates this shrine.

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What is Personality?

Laymen often confuse and confute "personality" with "character" and "temperament".

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Personality Testing; Myth and Realities

Personality testing, personality psychology and personality theories are just like peeling off an onion. They reach nowhere when you start analyzing their basics, results and ideas. But this fact does not spare you from encountering psychometrics. Read to prepare for your personality testing with a broader vision.

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