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Stanislav Grof: His Life and Work

Stanislav Grof is one of the most influential figures in psychology. He has made a name for himself through fascinating research on altered states of consciousness and holotropic breathwork. He’s also one of the founders of one of the biggest…

How to Strengthen Your Willpower

We all set goals for ourselves during the year, especially in January and September. People start the year super motivated, but as the year drags on, many of them give up on their goals. If you want to prevent that…

The Tetris Effect: What Is It?

The things we do every day have the power to change the way we think. The more time you spend on something, the more it shapes the way you see the world, and there are cases where that influence is…

First Aid for Children

A lot of people know first aid. Some people have taken classes, and others have had to learn it on their own. But in most cases, we only learn how to apply it to adults. People don’t generally teach you…

Integral Psychology: A Path to Wellness

Integral psychology is a field that focuses on how we become healthy individuals. It’s a model of awareness that seeks the achievement of well-being through growth and creativity. But different people need to do different things to get there because we’re…

Five Characteristics of Influencers

Our ways of communicating with each other multiply with each new technological advance. There are all kinds of ways for us to express what we want to say. We used to just write messages, but now we can make whole sentences…

Mercedes Rodrigo: Spain’s First Female Psychologist

Mercedes Rodrigo was Spain’s first female psychologist. Her work has only recently begun to gain recognition after decades of obscurity. She spent a lot of her life studying professional education and employee selection processes. In addition, she also founded the first…

The Computer Screen Metaphor

The computer screen metaphor shows just how much your thoughts can influence you, to the point that they might even make you lose sight of your goals. It uses a simple story to describe the way your thoughts can affect you in everyday situations.…

Is it Possible to Change Your Personality?

We’ve all probably wanted to change certain parts of our personality at some point. There are many reasons for that, but the main one is that there’s something about the way we interact with the world that we don’t like about…

The Von Restorff Effect

The von Restorff effect is our natural tendency to remember things that stand out from the rest. This is why some people call it “the isolation effect”. It was discovered in 1933 by Hedwig von Restorff, whose research led him to…

The Grief Involved in Emigration

More and more people are moving to other countries nowadays. When some people do, they experience the grief of emigration. This is the pain of leaving behind their home, family, and friends. Have you ever wondered what it would be like…

The Negative Effects of Too Much Alone Time

A part of our DNA makes us social beings. Humans need others to survive both physically and psychologically. That doesn’t mean we’ll take any company we can get, but it does mean that people are important to us. Research has even shown…

Ed Wood: The Worst Director Ever

Ed Wood was a movie director, screenwriter, actor, and producer who wanted nothing more than to see his creations on the big screen and go down in movie history.  In a way, he achieved that, but probably not in the…

How to Get Through a Fight with Your Partner

It’s impossible to avoid conflicts in a relationship. At the end of the day, you’re two very different individuals. But the problem isn’t that people fight. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to deal with…

The Benefits of Dance in Old Age

Dance has many benefits in old age. Physically, it improves mobility and balance and can keep joints from going stiff. It also has emotional benefits because it’s a source of joy, confidence, and motivation. Dance helps keep a lot of older…

The Timeless Story of Christmas

The story of Christmas is linked to the general feelings we have about the winter in the Northern hemisphere, where this holiday is rooted. Winter turns everything white and snowy. A long time ago, this climate made people sit around together…

Sexual Narcissism: What is It?

Do you ever feel used by your sexual partner? Do they only want you around when they’re in the mood for sex? Does your sexual partner only care about their own pleasure and always puts you second? If any of…

How Does the Human Immune System Work?

Our bodies are constantly being attacked by all kinds of pathogens. Our immune system exists to make sure we stay healthy, spot cellular degeneration, and prevent cancer. But how exactly does our immune system work? This isn’t very easy to…

Firm or Stubborn: What’s the Difference?

Stubbornness and firmness are like coal and diamonds. The first involves rigid, inflexible opinions. The second is more about conviction. So, the main difference between them is that being stubborn means you won’t listen and being firm means you’re perfectly willing.…

Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…

What Exactly Does it Mean to Have Attitude?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “have attitude” at some point. Although its meaning might seem obvious to some, this phrase actually confuses a lot of people. The word “attitude” has many different meanings but, at the end of the day, we…

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