Archive for February, 2012

This article depicts the sources of major motivation found in most athletes.  The biggest point i noticed was the inclusion of an athletes heart

The heart of motivation. A final point about motivation. The techniques I’ve just described are effective in increasing your short-term motivation. Motivation, though, is not something that can be given to you. Rather, motivation must ultimately come from within. You must simply want to participate in your sport. You just have to want it really bad.


In this article, Lady gaga opens up about her struggle with bulimia. In high school, Lady Gaga was bulimic and purged because she wanted to be a “skinny little ballerina”. Lady Gaga also opens up about how celebrities are not as thin and perfect as they appear. She admits that when she does photoshoots they make her look perfect and it’s not “real life”.


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This is a video explaining how to control emotions that BPD may produce. This is made by the same person as the video “The 5 Faces of Borderline Personality Disorder”. This video is made to help people who have BPD, or people who know someone that has BPD and how to have stable relationships with someone that has BPD.

Borderline is a DSM-IV axis II, which means it is a personality disorder. Being a personality disorder signifies that the disorder is chronic and have longer lasting symptoms which may interfer with quality of life. Although borderline personality is on the axis II, mental disorders could also develop, as well as other personality disorders. Some of the common mental disorders include, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, panic disorder, attention deficient hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and conduct disorder. Other personality disorders that may be present are, antisocial personality disorder, narcisstic personality disorder, and obsessive compusive personality disorder (OCPD).
It is common for women with BPD to experience eating disorders, while men can experience substance-use. Adolescents with BPD may appear to be more anxious and have other personality disorders such as passive aggressive personality disorder, or shizotypal. Along with many other disorders depression may be an issue with people who have BPD.


Zoophilia is the practice of sexual activity between humans and non-human animals or a preference for, or fixation on such practice. Interestingly enough, this practice is not outlawed in some countries. In most countries though, it is illegal under animal abuse laws or laws dealing with crimes against nature. Earnest Bornemann coined the term “zoosadism” for those who derive pleasure from inflicting pain on an animal, sometimes with a sexual component. It’s pretty dangerous, health wise, to engage in sexual activity with non-human animals. Infections that are transmitted from animals to humans are called “zoonoses”. Some examples are Brucellosis, Q fever, leptosporosis, and toxocariasis. Below is an article about a man wh o was arrested for having sex with a donkey.

The elderly are suffering from many types of needs, such as medical, emotional,income, and social needs.  Some of their medical needs may include assistance with mobility, daily care, and help with medications.

The narcisstic personality type can be seen as a means of adjustment through competition. These types of individuals tend to express clear love and approval of themselves. In the adaptive sense, they are self-confident and independent. In a maladaptive sense they are so self-oriented and constantly seek self-enhancement and this is so exaggerated that they fail to see the inappropriateness of their behavior. Proud display of self in attitude, dress, prestige or gesture or other means make these individuals most comfortable. Their self-esteem or personality construct is dependent upon demonstrating weakness in others and competitive strength and independence in themselves. The competitive narcisstic person is made uncomfortable by the thought of appearing dependent or weak. The specific purpose is to establish superiority in relation to others.

This type of behavior can pull envy, distrust, and feelings of inferiority in others. In some cases, this behavior can pull respectful admiration from others.

The sadistic personality: This attempts to explain why some people select negative, aggression and hostile expressions as their means of adjustment or way of functioning (personality). The sadistic personality type includes those who seem to enjoy punishing or threatening others and are made uncomfortable by thoughts of weakness, collaboration with others or tender docility. Those with a sadistic personality type may engage in criminal aggressive behavior, destructive violence or socially disapproved sadism or extreme punitive insult or sarcasm. However, unlike many personality theories that would say a judge, for example, is an upstanding, psychologically healthy member of society, this theory would say some judges fall into this personality type because they have found a socially approved manner of displaying punitive, sadistic characteristics. Those who are socially approved (have a sadistic personality but don’t display it to an extreme) may maintain a consistently punishing or disciplinary attitude towards others (judge). Some may have a sarcastic attitude or guilt-provoking attitude.

When these individuals are acting tough, stern or displaying stern coldness they are least anxious. “Flexing their muscles” or other actions that convey to others, directly or indirectly and subtly that they are a dangerous person to be feared is what the personality type “says” to others. On the other hand, it also says that they are most uncomfortable in situations that ask for them to be agreeable or express tender feelings towards others. With this type of personality the stern, unforgiving father or father figure, the guilt-provoking mother or motherly figure, sharp-tongued sarcastic husband or cold, grim-faced punitive official figure come to mind.

This personality type has a lot of leverage, social ‘danger’ is what one tries to avoid and this personality type seeks to “put others in their place” so to speak. The actions seek to make the other person they are interacting with feel inferior or unworthy and make the sadistic personality type feel righteous, powerful and self-satisfying.

Theory of personality

There are many different theories of personality. Many theories may have been taught in class, like Freud, Jung, Skinner or Rogers. The inter-personal theory of personality is almost like the opposite of behaviorism. In contrast to behaviorism, which focuses only on the external-observable, the inter-personal theory of personality concentrates on the internal. There are a few basic principles which are the building blocks of the theory. First, it states that all behavior is an attempt to avoid anxiety or select a lesser anxiety over a higher anxiety. Second, it establishes four levels of personality or behavior; the first level is the observable, what we see people do. The second level is more internal, it is what we think we do, it is important to note that someone may think they are being kind or authoritative (at the 2nd level) but on the surface, external level, others may conclude that they aren’t being kind or authoritative, this helps give insight to the individuals inter-personal make-up. The third level is much more internal and very deep and involves what an individual wants to become their ideal self or dream self, and can be correlated with sub or unconscious motivation behind some of their behavior or actions. The fourth and final level is the most complicated and involves how the person is constantly changing relative to their self and their environment. The theory incorporates a total of 16 personality types, which are as follows: Managerial, Autocraic, Responsible, Hyper-Normal, Cooperative, Over-Conventional, Docile, Dependent, Self-effacing, Masochistic, Rebellious, Distrustful, Aggressive, Sadistic, Competitive and Narcisstic. The theory also states that human interaction is a constant game of push-pull, for example, someone who is overly docile, by admiring, imitating or constantly asking for help or advice may push the other person they are interacting with to behave in a managerial type manner, give advice, lead, direct. The core of the theory is that say the docile person in the example above, they are most comfortable when being led by others or helped by others, and they form personality-behavior patterns that try to ‘push’ others into behaving that way. In this theory, psychological disorders are identified by showing a lack of some personality type (sometimes it is appropriate to be aggressive to a degree etc.) or an extreme favoritism of a personality type, for example if one is so docile and dependent that they cling to others like a vine and are completely helpless and incapable of being autonomous this can lead to problems.


Although everyone’s sleep patterns are different everyone should get a certain amount of sleep each day or night. Here is a chart from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on how much sleep people in different age groups should get on a daily basis. The research has found that some people may need as few as 5 hours per night and others may need up to nine or ten hours of sleep each day for proper functioning.

Sleep Requirements by Age

Newborns (0-2 months old) 12-18 hours
Infants (3-11 months old) 14-15 Hours
Toddlers (1-3 years old)l 12-14 Hours
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years old) 11-13 Hours
School-aged Children (5-10 years old) 10-11 Hours
Teens (11-17 years old) 8-9 Hours
Adults 7-9 Hours

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Sex Trafficking special on America’s Most Wanted


Exercise bulimia. Have you heard of it?

This video is about Robin. Robin has exercise bulimia. Unlike other bulimics Robina isn’t purging but instead she exercises too much. Many people think in order to have bulimia you have to be purging but that is not true. Exercise bulimia is often not diagnosed because exercising is normal and everyone does it.

Stimulant abuse

This video is of a guy explaining his addiction to adderall!