International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021

  • Нomeostasis as the Chemical Basis of Consciousness

    Lev Tsitolovsky

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 17-28
    Received: Apr. 01, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2021
    Published: Apr. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The general task of homeostasis, life and consciousness is to survive. Damage to the cells provokes turning on of homeostasis in them, causes an elementary negative sensation and an attempt to recover. The tension of homeostatic compensation can lead to the generation of action, corresponds to conscious decision-making and looks like a desire for l... Show More
  • Psychological Aspects of Shopping Addiction: Initial Test of a Stress and Coping Model

    Tony Cassidy, Zara Adair

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 29-35
    Received: May 11, 2021
    Accepted: May 24, 2021
    Published: Jun. 03, 2021
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    Abstract: There is evidence to suggest that compulsive buying has all the elements of addictive behaviour and can become a psychological problem requiring intervention. The behaviour itself can be triggered by difficulties and distress and generate positive benefits for wellbeing in the short term. Longer term effects can be guilt, anxiety, and depression th... Show More