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Whiplash: Symptoms and Treatment

You’re driving your car and have to brake suddenly. Your head jolts forwards, and it’s not long before you feel an intense pain in your neck that doesn’t go away. This is commonly known as whiplash. In this article, we…

Interoception: Beyond the Five Senses

Interoception is the ability to recognize the stimuli and sensations that our body sends us. It’s the art of experiencing and understanding this beautiful physical collection of connections. Within it, there are receptors, cells, and delicate tissues that are all…

13 Reasons Why: The Consequences of Bullying

13 Reasons Why was undoubtedly one of the best TV shows of 2017. Netflix touched on a very controversial subject in this show, which opened our eyes to the consequences of bullying. 13 Reasons Why is a TV show that deals…

Narcolepsy: Symptoms and Treatment

Many people say that narcolepsy is more a curse than a disease. It’s a chronic sleep and neurological disorder where, in addition to excessive sleepiness, patients can experience sudden sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and even fainting. In this article, we’ll be looking…

The Dangers of the Chameleon Personality

Many of us know someone like her. She’s sweet, she’s submissive, and she lets her partner make all the decisions. Not only the most important ones but also the smallest ones, such as what to put on the shopping list.…

Ivan Pavlov and the Theory of Classical Conditioning

Ivan Pavlov‘s experiments with dogs are very well-known in the history of psychology. People built a psychological learning theory from his small accidental discovery. Pavlov’s studies have helped us understand associative learning through classical conditioning. Classical conditioning consists of associating an…

Raising Children: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Raising children isn’t easy since they aren’t born with instruction manuals. Many parents can feel quite overwhelmed when it comes to child rearing. They often don’t know what to do to discipline or teach a child that has gotten “out of…

6 Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a relatively new trend. In 460 BC, Hippocrates spoke about the benefits of horses in solving health problems. However, it wasn’t until the 60s when people started using it as a form of rehabilitation.

What’s a Baby’s Smile Telling Us?

Most gestures or sounds a newborn baby makes are, in general, adorable. But there’s one that stands out especially: a baby’s smile. When we see such a small being smile or have a giggling fit, it awakens our innermost feelings and…

Atlantis and the Role of Women in Disney Films

Animated Disney films have accompanied millions of children over several generations. It’s clear that some are much more popular than others. Perhaps one of the most forgotten Disney films is Atlantis: The Lost Empire. And yet Atlantis is an exceptional example…

Emotional Blackmail and How it Harms our Kids

Emotional blackmail is, unfortunately, a strategy that many parents use when bringing up their children. They use guilt, fear, intimidation, threats and often also patience and affection, all to get their children to do what they want. The truth of…

Why Crises Can Bring Out the Best in Us

The word crisis derives from the Greek verb “krino“, meaning “I judge and choose“. This concept suggests a choice or moment in which we have to face different perspectives and opportunities (Onnis, 1900). We can consider crises as a process…

Trainspotting and the Effect of Addictions

Trainspotting is a Scottish film from 1996 directed by Danny Boyle; a landmark film in European cinema that had a recent sequel, T2: Trainspotting. The truth is that it is difficult to forget such iconic characters, their peculiar reflections on…

Chronic Sadness and Dysthymia: Is There a Cure?

Persistent depressive disorder doesn’t always respond to a medicine-based approach. The chronic apathy, hopelessness, and depressive moods have a more complex origin than we would have thought. When we apply neuropsychology to the study of dysthymia, it reminds us that…

The Fears that Make Us Invisible

In our childhood, we used to live virtually without fears, shame or worries. We trusted in ourselves and in our abilities. That’s why we shone. However, as we grew into adulthood, our self-confidence started to wane. To the point of us…

Donald Winnicott and His Theory about the False Self

Donald Winnicott was a famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and English pediatrician who developed an interesting approach to the human personality. Due to his training as a pediatrician, he focused his thoughts, reflections and theories on children. And, in particular, on the…

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