The essential characteristic of the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is a preoccupation with order, perfection, and control, at the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency. Individuals with OCPD are conscientious, scrupulous, and inflexible about morality, ethics, norms and values.

The essential characteristic of the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is a preoccupation with order, perfection, and control, at the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency. Individuals with OCPD are conscientious, scrupulous, and inflexible about morality, ethics, norms and values.

Separating normal from abnormal is, for most people, a question of which norms and values their particular cultural group embraces and which norms and values their particular cultural group disavows. But they take it as a given that one dominant set of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, the thoughts feelings and behaviors derived from the norms …

Depression And The Competitive Attitude

We explain the cbt faulty thinking pattern called confirmation bias.

everything4writers:  Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line - OIC Moments The cultural iceberg - worthwhile reading, with examples from Western society versus Native Americans. Either as reference, or for consideration when world building and designing a new culture.   Many storytellers do a great job of depicting the surface part of culture, but miss all the subtlety of deep culture.

Culture - The Cultural Iceberg, showing aspects of surface culture and deep culture that stem from your cultural heritage. Really cool way to demonstrate how deep someone's culture is and how deeply rooted things are that make us different!

Anyone who thinks in terms of well-adjusted or maladjusted is an unwitting cultural watchdog, a sort of unofficial police officer. The question is well-adjusted or maladjusted to what? The answer is to the norms and values of a specific historically conditioned society. These norms and values are fundamentally necessary for the continued smooth functioning of …

Cultural Watchdog

Anyone who thinks in terms of well-adjusted or maladjusted is an unwitting cultural watchdog, a sort of unofficial police officer. The question is well-adjusted or maladjusted to what? The answer is to the norms and values of a specific historically conditioned society. These norms and values are fundamentally necessary for the continued smooth functioning of …

A real world example of the process of super ego formation, where an external set of norms and values is internalized.

Super Ego Formation In Action

Super Ego Formation In Action - Evolution Counseling

Tokyo University of Social Welfare

JAZA reinstated in world body after suspension over Taiji dolphins

Seniors urged to eat Fukushima rice to help farmers, protect young people

Social class counts at the office, even though nobody likes to admit it. Ultimately, corporate norms are based on middle- and upper-class values, business types say. From an early age, middle-class people learn how to get along, using diplomacy, nuance, and politics to grab what they need. It is as though they are following a set of rules laid out in a manual that blue-collar families never have the chance to read. (Lubrano 16)

Social class counts at the office, even though nobody likes to admit it. Ultimately, corporate norms are based on middle- and upper-class values, business types say. From an early age, middle-class people learn how to get along, using diplomacy, nuance, and politics to grab what they need. It is as though they are following a set of rules laid out in a manual that blue-collar families never have the chance to read. (Lubrano 16)

Parties play a crucial role. But our vision of them relies on norms and values we've left in the past.

We need to rethink party democracy

Parties play a crucial role. But our vision of them relies on norms and values we've left in the past.

Norms and values in Digital Media: Rethinking Intellectual Property in the Digital Age - a report from the World Economic Forum, published in January 2014. #wef #wefreport

Norms and values in Digital Media: Rethinking Intellectual Property in the Digital Age - a report from the World Economic Forum, published in January

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