Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Insights into Personalities Real and Fictional
J. P. Gerber, Ph.D.
Wondering what to think about while traipsing around the neighborhood? Perhaps you could change your life!
Are you or someone you know a little bit too sensitive at times? What thoughts and expectations cause this hypersensitivity?
Worried that you're not looking forward to a blind date? It could be a sign that you're feeling burnout at work.
Have you ever wondered what soccer players can teach us about personality and hard work?
Thoughts from John Steinbeck and Kohlberg on whether people become less predictable as they mature.
In "Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word", the Pope suggests we should laugh more. Should we?
Are you worried about whether you have a handle on politeness in the current world? Perhaps this can help.
Did Charlotte Brontë accurately predict why personality doesn't predict very much?
Do you struggle with the times you fail to predict people's behavior correctly? Maybe the great psychologists can give you some advice.
Are you worried that psychology has determined the outcomes of your life?
Are there some things that can only be defined by others? Is that even fair in the modern world?
Do the pupils in your eyes adjust for what you think you will be seeing next? Thoughts on research and a trip to the zoo.
Have you wondered how Freud's views on mental illness relate to the #MeToo movement? It's not a happy story but perhaps we can do something about it.
J. P. Gerber, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Gordon College specializing in personality theory.