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Therapeutic Accompaniment: An Indispensable Tool

Psychologists have certain tools that allow them to deal with their patients’ different problems, discomforts, or mental illnesses. One of these tools is therapeutic accompaniment. Therapeutic accompaniment is applied in the subject’s habitual environment. This means that the psychologist goes out…

Escape Rooms and Psychology

Escape rooms are a new trend in which psychology plays a fundamental role. In this game, a group of people who are locked in a room must find the key that will allow them to escape. They do so by…

Disgust: The Forgotten Emotion

We don’t talk much about disgust although it’s one of the basic emotions. When we want to eat something but perceive an unpleasant smell, we automatically decide to throw it away. The same happens when we smell something unpleasant in…

According to Science, Singing Makes Us Happy

When we’re in the shower, we listen and sing along to music. Simply put, singing makes us happy. This universal practice fills us with serotonin and oxytocin. This injection of enthusiasm is available to everyone. In fact, even people with…

Five Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

Although you may believe that you only need a resume when you’re looking for a job, a cover letter can also help you out a lot. In a cover letter, you can include information about yourself that you couldn’t include…

Five Truths that Emotionally Mature People Accept

Emotionally mature people know that life isn’t always easy or fair. Therefore, they don’t hold anyone responsible for their happiness or suffering. Likewise, they don’t expect anyone to hold the key to their well-being. They’re the only ones responsible for…

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory

John Sweller’s cognitive load theory suggests that people learn in a better way under conditions that align with human cognitive architecture. Cognitive load is related to the amount of information the working memory can store at once. Working memory has…

What is Connectionism?

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest challenges in the field of psychology. Thus, different approaches and perspectives exist. In fact, there was a revolution after the emergence of cognitive psychology and the Turing machine. From then…

The Strange Situation Procedure to Assess Attachment

Attachment is the bond that exists between two people that’s characterized by intense emotion. Normally, it’s a lasting relationship with a special and binding component. Mary Ainsworth pioneered the development of the first tool to assess attachment in children. Her…

Three Differences Between Emotions and Feelings

You have surely confused emotions with feelings more than once. We experience both at the same time, and they prove easy to confuse. But it’s very important to know the difference between emotions and feelings. We must manage each one…

Children and Homework

In recent years, a lot of people have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of assigning homework to children. Does assigning more homework increase the effectiveness of education? In this article, we explain the arguments both in favor and against assigning…

Punishment in Education

Punishment is common in our society. From taking a child’s toys away when they misbehave to penalizing adults for committing infractions, punishment exists everywhere. We see punishment as a way to eradicate or avoid negative or frowned upon behaviors. But…

In-Group Bias: What’s it All About?

As social psychology tells us, people create categories and divide other people according to these categories. In other words, we create groups according to nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, and preference, among others. This implies that some people will be in our…

The Big Five Personality Traits

The Big Five personality traits or the five-factor model (FFM) is one of the most famous models that structures personality. Many people use it to conduct studies. But what exactly are the Big Five personality traits? This model is based…

The Neolithic Revolution

Humans progress over time. Each generation is better than the previous one. Each new invention leads to a better world. But is this really true? We’re all aware of the current and past crises. But what about the oldest ones,…

The Glutamate Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex disorder that affects approximately 1% of the world’s population. It’s one of the most important causes of chronic disability. Glutamate neurotransmission seems to be related to its manifestation. In this sense, the glutamate hypothesis of schizophrenia is…

All About Gender Dysphoria

People with gender dysphoria feel very out of place. They don’t identify with the sex they were assigned at birth and instead identify with the opposite sex. This may make them feel a lot of discomfort or distress. Consequently, their…

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