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Illich’s Law and Negative Productivity

Illich’s law states that after a certain number of working hours, productivity significantly decreases. This law refers to a “negative productivity threshold”, a point from which we struggle to maintain our attention and start making mistakes in our work. Researchers have been…

Nociceptors: All about Pain Receptors

We all experience pain. Sometimes, even our own organism causes pain by triggering inflammation. Now, although we all feel pain, we’re not well-informed on the sensory neurons that are involved in it. In this article, we’ll be talking about nociceptors,…

Psychological Tests: Characteristics and Function

Just as we use scales to measure our weight, psychologists resort to psychological tests to learn more about anxiety, emotions, and personality, among other things. Now, it’s important to mention that these tests are only useful if they meet quality…

The Effects of Pesticides on the Brain

The effects of pesticides on the brain can be quite serious, especially when the individual is exposed to them for a long time. Each year, the chemical industry recalls hundreds of products from the market because they realized they had…

The Reader: Traumas, Secrets, and Passion

The Reader is a 2008 film directed by Stephen Daldry starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, and David Kross. This movie is an adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s homonymous work. The Reader helps us reflect on many things. We all know that the Holocaust…

All about Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

According to Riva (2012), integrative behavioral couple therapy is one of the third generation therapies. This therapy is focused on private experiences (emotions and thoughts), acceptance, and mindfulness. It also pays special attention to the functional analysis of behavior as…

Spencer Kagan and Cooperative Learning

Spencer Kagan is a renowned author who has carried out multiple studies on cooperative learning. This type of teamwork is different from the way professors transmit knowledge in the vast majority of schools and institutes today. In fact, it’s a new…

Mirror Exposure Therapy: What Is it About?

Mirror exposure therapy is a psychological technique for the body and soul. It helps to treat negative body image, reduce anxiety, and untie the knots that intensify depression. In brief, this is a highly effective strategy to help you love…

Facts about Sibling Relationships

Without a doubt, siblings play a significant role in our lives and development. Throughout history, there have been many stories, legends, and tales about sibling relationships. As an example, we have Isis and Osiris’ love story and the sibling relationship…

The Distraction Method to Instill Discipline in Children

The distraction method is usually a good behavioral management tool, especially in young children. Diverting a young child’s interest and attention can help you avoid situations that could lead to unwanted behavior. Distraction is an effective strategy when parents believe that…

Five Interesting Antonin Artaud Quotes

Antonin Artaud’s quotes are beautiful. Antoin explored practically all literary genres, although he became famous as a poet and playwright. As a matter of fact, he’s known as the creator of the Theater of Cruelty. One can say that all modern theater…

Seven Songs that Reduce Anxiety

We dare to say that music has influenced the state of mind of every person in the world at least once. As of now, several studies have proven that there’s a relationship between music and emotions. Some songs make us…

Pathological Grief in Children

Grief is accepting and adapting to a loss (either of a loved one, an object, or a situation). It’s difficult for any individual. We, as adults, have probably experienced it at least once or twice and realized how difficult it…

Boldness: Having the Courage to Take Risks

Boldness is related to courage and willpower. It’s that vital impulse that opens paths and broadens our perspective. Bold individuals are those who have learned to take risks, respectfully claim what they deserve, and work hard every single day to achieve what…

Amotivational Syndrome and Cannabis Consumption

Joint, blunt, pot, grass, Mary Jane, weed… These familiar terms refer to the drug cannabis, also known as marijuana. In this article, we’ll be talking about the relationship between marijuana and amotivational syndrome. In recent years, a lot of scientific evidence…

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