Archive for the ‘Physcology’ Category

Empty Nest Syndrome

February 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Empty-nest syndrome is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect a woman around the time that one or more of her children leave home. In 2009, with unprecedented numbers of young people going to college, it is so common that Parentline Plus have actually established an advice line for people who have it.

Categories: Ageing, Physcology

The Inner History of Devices – Sherry Turkle

Amazing professor – worth a watch

Contemporary science has done a great disservice to Sigmund Freud, suggests Sherry Turkle, who believes the psychoanalytic tradition can teach us much about the often concealed connections between physical objects and our thoughts and feelings. On the occasion of the publication of her latest book, The Inner History of Devices — the third in a trilogy — Turkle speaks of the importance of technology as a subjective tool, as a window into the soul.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

February 7, 2010 1 comment

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity.

For the most part, physiological needs are obvious—they are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met (with the exception of clothing and shelter), the human body simply cannot continue to function.

Categories: Physcology