Culture

In this culture section, you’ll find the latest news about psychology. Discover more about literary topics, articles, philosophy, and explore our stories and reflections. Because there’s no better way to stimulate the mind than culture in all its different forms: cinema, music, books…

Atypical Depression

In spite of the name, atypical depression is actually quite common. It’s similar to clinical depression, but patients suffering from this particular disorder have uncommon symptoms. They can, for example, respond positively to their surroundings and have a good appetite,…

Learn All about Svetlana Alexievich

Most people had never heard of Svetlana Alexievich until 2015 when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was the first time in history that a journalist won this award for investigative, non-fiction writing. Until that point, only poets…

Humans and Mortality

Humans are the only species that understand that there’s a finite end to life. Humans even created an entire discipline to study the finite nature of man, called philosophy. We spend a lot of time reflecting on death. It seems…

Daedalus: Greek Mythology’s Great Inventor

Daedalus was a mythical Greek inventor, architect, and sculptor. Greek mythology tells the story of how he built, among other things, the infamous labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. Daedalus’ name means “skillfully forged”. Daedalus is a mythical character, but…

Learn All about Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest literary geniuses the world over. There are many legends about his unusual life that sometimes overshadow the value of his writing. Poe was an extraordinary storyteller, gifted with infinite creativity. The world…

Artemisia Gentileschi: Biography of a Baroque Painter

Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque painter from the 16th century. Like many female artists, her story and her work were hidden for many years. Historians and collectors attributed Gentileschi’s work to male artists. Her life and work are a perfect illustration…

Surrealism and Psychoanalysis

Surrealism is a widely-known but poorly understood cultural movement. It led to an art revolution during its peak from the 20s to the 30s. It officially began with Dadaist writer André Breton’s 1924 Surrealist Manifesto. However, the actual movement was…

Bokuden: A Beautiful Story

This beautiful story is about Tsukahara Bokuden, a legendary sword fighter from 16th century Japan. He practiced martial arts and was renowned for his talent. However, he was best known for his wisdom. The story goes that Bokuden had three…