Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology provides us with the tools to research, understand, and treat mental conditions and other conditions. It can also help us to improve our potential and development as human beings.

Learned Helplessness Theory – What Is It?

The learned helplessness theory explains that a person behaves passively because they’ve learned to do so. Thus, the person thinks they can’t do anything when confronted with the various kinds of adverse situations. Even though they could, in fact, overcome…

The Cognitive and Affective Empathy Test

The cognitive and affective empathy test by I. Fernández Pinto, B. López-Pérez, and F. José García Abad is a complete, easy-to-apply instrument. Since its publication in 2008, it stands as a highly valid and reliable resource to study the dimension…

All About the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Analyzing personality is one of the most fascinating and complex challenges in psychology. In order to accomplish this objective, psychologists and researchers created different evaluation instruments, all inspired by different schools. In this article, we’ll be talking about the thematic…

Hallucinations – Characteristics and Types

Hallucinations are psychological phenomena that arouse great interest due to their uniqueness and relatively low prevalence. They’re present in various health conditions and the way in which they manifest also varies. This article is about the many different types of…

The Psychopathy Checklist by Robert Hare

The psychopathy checklist or PCL-R is an international reference instrument to identify the presence of psychopathy in an individual. Above all, researchers use it within prison inmates, but it’s also useful in the clinical and forensic field. This is a…

Can You Inherit Depression?

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders all over the world. It’s also one of the most-often treated problems in psychology and psychiatry clinics. It can affect people of any age. Also, its symptoms vary depending on the…

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

People with delayed sleep phase syndrome are unable to adapt to socially established sleep-wake schedules. Due to the lack of information and understanding of this disorder, people around them often consider them lazy. The sleep-wake pattern follows a circadian rhythm;…

Psychopathology and Creativity

The relationship between psychopathology and creativity has been the subject of much interest for hundreds of years. For instance, Aristotle already knew that the most outstanding scientists, artists, and other highly creative people had a tendency to melancholy. In fact,…

Mood Disorders – Beyond Depression

Although most of us think only of depression, there are many other mood disorders. In this article, we’ll try to differentiate and deepen on some that we often forget: mood disorders other than those that involve major depression. (The only…