Anxiety: Use As Directed

The presence of anxiety, of a depressive mood or of a conflict within the mind, does not stamp any individual as having a psychological problem because, as a matter of fact, these qualities are indigenous to the species.” Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. It affects how we feel and how… Continue reading

Testing Stages Of Human Development

(Note: This was a graduate paper I wrote in 2006. The purpose of the study was to use a set of age appropriate questions, the answers of which would help me discover which stage of development my interviewees were in as theorized by Piaget and his predecessors. I got an “A,” and I liked how it turned out. Here it is in its original form.  The concept of stages within the human life cycle has been… Continue reading