Bowen Theory

Request: Radically departs all from previous theories of human behavior by conceptualizing the family as an emotional unit. Individuals are more strongly regulated by the unit than being autonomous psychological entities.


"an inner impediment to free activity, expression, or functioning" --

Sigmund Freud

Neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis

Maps of Meaning, by Jordan B. Peterson

examines the "structure of systems of belief and the role those systems play in the regulation of emotion", using "multiple academic fields to show that connecting myths and beliefs with science is essential to fully understand how people make meaning"

alchemical hypnotherapy

"opens you to your inner world and attunes the body to the higher frequencies that the inner self provide. It teaches you to access your own unique spiritual guides and learn to work and interact with them daily to make changes in your life" --

white lie

An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth -- American Heritage Dictionary

glamour effect

Request: understood as projection of qualities like: luxurious, stylish, fashionable, special on something/someone

Karen Horney

A German psychoanalyst. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views. This was particularly true of her theories of sexuality and of the instinct orientation of psychoanalysis. -- wikipedia

deciding to stop picking fights

request: gateway to neutrality?

sunk-cost fallacy

"the phenomenon whereby a person is reluctant to abandon a strategy or course of action because they have invested heavily in it, even when it is clear that abandonment would be more beneficial" -- Google dictionary

the desire for deeper understanding

Request: making sense of... perspectives and accounting for all unanswered questions about a topic or subject

T/F: All depression is a consequence of negative beliefs

Request: Is the idea of ‘clinical depression’ a seductive rejection of responsibility or a well-founded diagnosis?

mob mentality

a demanding, inflated and volatile alignment with a host of others of similar mindset. At the individual level, a false sense of energy empowerment derives from a "mob" of lower astrals in one's aura. A literal, physical mob is not required for mob mentality: it's part of life at anger.


can be mistaken as love. It is more of an obsessive and attached style of connecting to someone, as opposed to having real love for a person -- wikipedia

critical thinking

Request: the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.