Psychology Dictionary

This simple dictionary contains†words to do with the field of Psychology which I’ve come to know during my time in therapy. I will also include certain†keywords or jargon of sorts. The list will grow as I learn new words and add them here.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Anxiety

B

Borderline Personality Disorder

C

Codependency

Codependents are primarily dependent on the other personís dependence on them. The most common theme is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and identity. It is hard to summarise†what it is†and is better understood by looking at its list of symptoms.

D

Depression

E

Enmeshment†

“Enmeshment is a concept introduced by Salvador Minuchin to describe families where personal boundaries are diffuse, sub-systems undifferentiated, and over-concern for others leads to a loss of autonomous development.” – Wiki
This is totally a symptom of Codependency.

More references here: Psychology Today, PsychCentral

F

Feedback

G

Guilt

H

I

Inner Child

J

K

L

M

N

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Needs

New Behaviour

O

P

Parent

Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Projection

This involves individuals attributing their own thoughts, feeling and motives to another person.†Psychological projection, also known as blame shifting, is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unpleasant impulses by denying their existence while attributing them to others.

References: Simply Psychology, LonerWolf, Wiki

Q

R

S

Self Care

Shame

Sleeping Disorder

T

U

Unmanageability

V

W

X

Z

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