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The Importance of Art for Child Development

Art plays a more important role in child development than you might think. Artistic activities help children learn other subjects such as reading and math. It also promotes visual, motor and social development. Using art as a vehicle for expression…

Your Brain During a Spiritual Experience

People believe that spiritual experiences are faith-related encounters with a higher truth or power. These experiences take many forms, depending on how you interpret the concept. So what happens in the brain during a spiritual experience? Researchers have explored this…

Transdiagnostic Therapy for Anxiety

In the last decade, clinical psychology has seen numerous advances in the types of treatments available to help patients. One of them is transdiagnostic therapy. Usually, therapists learn to use a specific treatment for each psychopathology. However, some studies have…

Roles within the Family

A family is an organized system and the basic nucleus of society. In other words, it’s a collective with rules, values, and certain behavior standards. There are also hierarchies and roles within the family. All of that is also reflected…

Jules Verne: The Extraordinary Journey of His Life

Most people have heard of Jules Verne. Immersing yourself in Verne’s incredible adventures is fascinating. It’s also incredible how a man from the 19th century was able to predict some future discoveries and inventions. In his writing, Jules Verne managed…

Louis XIV: Biography of the Sun King

Louis XIV was the son of King Louis XIII of France and his wife Queen Anne of Austria. Louis XIII and Anne tried to have children for many years before Louis XIV was finally born on May 14th, 1643. He…

The Importance of an Emotional Salary at Work

If you want an employee to perform well, it’s important to provide them a fair salary and bonuses or other monetary incentives. However, money isn’t the only thing that keeps employees motivated and satisfied. In this regard, emotional salary is…

Virginia Woolf: A Story of Silenced Trauma

Today, we’re going to talk about the tragic life of one of the most important authors of the 20th century. She is renowned among other great writers such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Thomas Mann. Her work was innovative…

Effective Treatment for Obesity

People around the world are struggling to find an effective treatment for obesity, and many fail in their attempt. Why is it so difficult to maintain a healthy weight? Is there something else going on? Many people with obesity fail…

When People Say “I Know How You Feel”

When someone tells you “I know how you feel,” it might seem like a nice, empathetic gesture. However, from a psychological point of view, it’s not always the best choice. The truth is that you can’t fully understand what another person…

Signs of Depression in Men

The range of human emotions knows no gender. However, many people think that chronic sadness and depression only affect women. There is an assumption that depression is a sign of weakness and many people wrongly associate weakness with the female gender.…

Developing Innate and Learned Abilities

People talk a lot about both innate and learned abilities. However, do you really understand what they are? One definition describes these abilities as the skills that enable you to reach a goal. Abilities can be psychological or physical. There are…

What is Conscious Leadership?

Conscious leadership means knowing how to identify and assess all aspects of the workplace. It helps to keep everyone focused at the same time. This concept goes against the classic figure of the tyrant boss who only cares about maximizing…

Transdiagnostic Therapy: How Can it Help?

A while back, one of my college professors told me that a good psychologist is familiar with all the different empirically-proven therapies and knows how to combine them to tailor appropriate treatments for each person. In short, he said that psychologists…

Sustained Attention: Concept and Theories

Sometimes it’s difficult for students that are stuck in a mandatory education system to follow this advice from Albert Einstein: “Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to…

Fairies and Witches: Female Stereotypes in Fairytales

Traditional children’s literature represents a sexist view of reality. The fairies and witches we see in them are some of the best examples, especially in traditional children’s stories and movies with female protagonists. In that particular genre, boys and girls have…

What is Frankenstein Syndrome?

Frankenstein syndrome is the fear that a creation made by a human being will turn against its creator and destroy humanity. Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, illustrates this concept. At the end of the book, the monster says to Victor Frankenstein:…

Prescription Drug Abuse for Academic Performance

People use all kinds of prescription drugs nowadays. For example, taking a pain-reliever to avoid getting a headache is considered normal. One of the consequences of this is that prescription drug abuse is becoming more and more common.  These days, one…

Wim Hof: The Dutch Iceman

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, holds twenty Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He climbed Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro wearing only shorts and shoes. He’s able to stay inside freezing-cold ice baths for hours and he ran a…

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