Psychological abstraction, good or bad? One of my new favorite words—or anti-words—is abstraction. The other day I was watching a TedTalk on YouTube. Now, some TedTalks are really awesome and informative, and others... not so much. While watching one, this term abstraction fell into my head from out of the clear blue sky.
The suppression or repression of memory is a source of skepticism for some people, although it seems most psychologists, from what I've read, acknowledge that it can and does indeed happen. I admit I've long been skeptical myself though. This all changed, however, three weeks ago when I awoke at 1:33am with the intense feeling that my own mind was slapping me upside my head.