Thursday, May 2, 2013

What is AD/HD?

AD/HD in Teens Explained

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a group of symptoms focused on one's attention span or lack there of.

Symptoms of AD/HD

  • Easily distracted
  • Irritable
  • lacks concentration
  • Hyperactive
  • Impulsive
  • carelessness or rushing through tasks
  • difficulty finishing projects
  • forgetfulness
  • racing thoughts apparent through conversation
  • procrastination

During teen years, especially as the hormonal changes of adolescence are going on, symptoms of AD/HD may intensify or change dramatically warranting an additional or different diagnosis.

More on AD/HD in Teens.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Bystander Effect: What would you do?

The term bystander effect refers to a social phenomenon in which the humanity of people come into question.
 
The bystander effect proves time and time again that the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress.

In other words when an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses.

Once someone stops to help, other people stop to offer their help as well.


Why does this happen?

The Bystander Effect.
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How To Explain Introversion to People Who are Extroverts.

The Personality of an Introvert

Introverts often find being in a group of people exhausting. Group settings for them are not easy and they would much rather fall back into the crowd than ever be the center of attention. Unlike their extroverted cousins who crave socialization and feel invigorated by large gatherings, parties, or functions.

For this reason introverts prefer to be alone in order to "recharge" themselves rather than in a group type setting.

To read more about introversion, extroversion, or ambiversion and how it pertains to your personality check out the quiz link below.

Are you and Introvert or an Extrovert?

To continue reading about introversion check out the full article and video on "How to Explain Introversion to People Who are Extroverts".