Psychological Projection: The Sneaky Devil Within

Psychological projection—you may have heard of it before. Someone, with their self-qualified overconfident wisdom, may have even tried to pin that diagnosis on you. The concept is often used pejoratively. Projection activates itself when the human ego needs a defense against unconscious whims, urges, and compulsions (both positive and negative). When your unconscious feelings try […]

Introjection and Its Hidden Effects on the Mind

The ability known as introjection is the mental act of absorbing the expectations and projections (the driving out of unwanted impulses) of others, which is done both verbally or nonverbally. It is a phantasmatic process and an ego-based internalization of objects from the external world, occurring undetected by our acute awareness. Introjection is haphazard and […]

Pavlovian Conditioning and the Environmental Influences that Shape Us

I have a good hunch that Pavlovian conditioning can provide great insights on domestic violence, sexual deviance, irrational fears, abuse, and post-traumatic disorder. I wish not to be too detail-oriented about each of these things, as they each can be extensively discussed in later posts. Here, I just want to begin the groundwork. Everything that […]

Ladies, Is Your Man Forgetting Too Often?

“No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.” ~ Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) Have you ever pondered the idea that the success of your man’s remembering important details has connection with how he meaningfully relates those details to other things and […]

How Does Language Affect Your View of the World?

What is the relationship between language and thought? Something that is quite vital to this topic is the linguistic relativity hypothesis. It originated with Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1940), which was quite long ago, so I had to question its relevance in today’s scientific world. Do experts and specialists even agree with it, still? Let’s examine […]