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The Body Language of Fear

Although feeling scared is normal and perfectly valid, there are situations in which making it obvious isn’t in our best interest. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it), the body language of fear may sometimes reveal how we’re feeling…

Michael Faraday: An Amazing Physicist

Michael Faraday was a genius that changed the history of physics and chemistry. Without him, electrical engines wouldn’t even exist. An interesting fact about him is that he was self-taught. He’s the man behind very important discoveries in the fields…

Psychophysiology: What Is it?

Psychophysiology is the branch of psychology that studies the physiological foundation of the brain’s psychological processes. It analyzes behavior and the processes behind it. Since its beginnings in the 19th century, it has always studied the same thing. However, technology…

Moralization Is a Type of Violence

Moralization is a form of psychological violence that usually goes unnoticed. Imposing values or principles onto others is in many cases considered heroic. Thus, sometimes aggressive and humiliating attitudes are admired and defended.  People who resort to moralization justify themselves…

Self-Actualization: The Key to Human Potential

Mahatma Gandhi, Viktor Frankl, and Nelson Mandela are great examples of self-actualization. According to the self-actualization theory, each one of us must decode what’s inside us. This is an intentional, responsible, and creative personal growth that makes us fight in order…

Don’t Be Where You Can’t Be Yourself

Don’t be where you can’t be yourself. Being loyal to your own identity and values and having self-respect is the most important thing. Life is already complicated enough, so you shouldn’t let others affect your self-esteem in order to forcefully make…

Alien Hand Syndrome

Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is an uncommon neurological disorder. However, due to the severe disabilities it causes, it’s a condition we should learn about. The body experience is a very complicated process. In fact, it involves multiple sensory signals. When there’s…

The Anxious Brain and the Worry Cycle

The anxious brain usually experiences more worry than fear. It feels exhausted and with limited resources, due to the repetitive worries and an ongoing feeling of threat and pressure. Neuroscience tells us that this is the result of amygdala hyperactivity.…

Five Meaningful Wisława Szymborska Quotes

Wisława Szymborska often wrote about things that should always be in our thoughts but we tend to forget. The Polish poetess was gifted with a truly impressive sensitivity that allowed her to see and describe the ordinary world in a…

Developing a Friendship with Yourself

Developing a friendship with yourself is one of the best things you can do because the person who should love you and protect you the most is you. No matter what, you’re the only one who’s going to be with…

The Link Between Social Class and Dehumanization

Dehumanizing consists of negating that other people have human traits. In other words, to dehumanize is to consider someone “less of a person”. In general, people dehumanize members of certain groups. This means that they consider some people “less human”…

What is the Cause of Organized Crime?

Organized crime is a way of committing crimes. These crimes require a certain level of planning and coordinated participation. There are criminal organizations such as Camorra, Cosa Nostra, and ‘Ndrangheta, which are Italian American mafias, the Japanese Yakuza, Colombian and Mexican…

McClelland’s Need Theory in a Managerial Context

McClelland’s need theory is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the need for achievement, power, and affiliation affects people’s actions in a management setting. In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow created his own need theory. This theory identified the…

Five Clever Charles Bukowski Quotes

Some of Charles Bukowski’s quotes are controversial. This German writer, who also became an American citizen, was quite critical. He loved exposing the contradictions of modern society, as well as its hypocrisy and lack of meaning.  Bukowski is considered one…

The Seven Keys to Maintaining Your Energy

Energy is that vital strength that depends both on our physical and emotional state. It’s not easy to maintain energy in today’s world. There are thousands of factors that take it away from us, such as stress and our day…

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