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Perception refers to the process by which we interpret and make sense of the sensory information we receive from our environment. It involves the brain’s interpretation and organization of sensory input from various sources, including sight, sound, touch, taste, and...
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  • March 1, 2023
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The DSM-5 and ICD-11 are both diagnostic systems used for classifying mental health disorders. However, there are some key differences between the two systems: Origin and Purpose: The DSM-5 is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is primarily...
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The Rashomon effect refers to the phenomenon where different people have different interpretations and recollections of the same event. This term was coined from the 1950 Japanese film “Rashomon,” directed by Akira Kurosawa, which features multiple characters providing contradictory accounts...
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Psychometrics is the field of psychology that focuses on the development, evaluation, and application of psychological tests and measurement instruments. These instruments are used to assess psychological constructs such as personality traits, intelligence, abilities, attitudes, and values. Psychometric tests can...
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When an individual experiences the “fight or flight” response, their brain activates the sympathetic nervous system which releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This leads to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, preparing the body...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, combat, sexual or physical assault, or other traumatic experiences. The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical...
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A MSE is a clinical assessment tool used by mental health professionals, such as psychologists and psychiatrists, to assess an individual’s mental and emotional functioning. The MSE is typically performed during a clinical interview and involves observation and assessment of...
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Assessing a person’s ability to cope under pressure can be done through a combination of observation, self-report, and testing methods. Some ways to assess an individual’s ability to cope with stress and pressure include: Observing behaviour: Observing how an individual...
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  • February 7, 2023
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Micro-expressions are brief, unconscious facial expressions that reveal a person’s true emotions. They last only a fraction of a second and are difficult to conceal or control. Micro-expressions occur involuntarily and reflect the rapid activation and deactivation of the facial...
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