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Depression Model Based on Psychodynamic Theory

Reza Shahla, Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Central Tehran Branch
Davood Manavipour, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Garmsar Branch - Department of Psychology

'How Humor Works' Introduction - The 'Holy Grail' Humor Theory in One Page

Ernest Garrett, Independent


"Depression Model Based on Psychodynamic Theory" Free Download
Applied Psychology Vol. 2(8), pp. 1-10, July 2014

REZA SHAHLA, Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Central Tehran Branch
DAVOOD MANAVIPOUR, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Garmsar Branch - Department of Psychology

Major depression disorder (MDD) is defined as an aspect of intensive sorrow which consists of exclusive feeling of absence, inactiveness, fatigue, and disorders of thoughts and relations. The main characteristics of major depression disorder (MDD) are sadness, lack of interest or joining the activities, excitability and some other signs which continues at least for 2 weeks, and should make changes in previous performance of the person. The aim of analytic psychotherapy is not only relief of symptoms but also change of character or personality structure of the patient. Some aims of analytic treatment are to increase confidence of the patient in interpersonal relationships, intimacy feeling, the ability of moaning, and the power of having vast range of mental and emotional moods. Psychodynamic theory believes that the origin of persons suffering is Neuroticism, suppressed feelings and reactions toward failures in important relations of life. In Davanloo theory, we can see the close relation between love and sin. Failure to love by anger and fury changes feeling of guilt to a dominant and fundamental on psyche.

"'How Humor Works' Introduction - The 'Holy Grail' Humor Theory in One Page" Free Download


This paper introduces the "Status Loss Theory of Humor," as detailed in "How Humor Works" and "How Humor Works, Part II" (, in a single page.

This theory has the potential to fully, clearly, and naturally explain the human humor instinct, and has predictions (such as on page 22 of part II, about the evolution of human intelligence) that are being confirmed by other studies.


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