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…

Karoshi in Japan: Death from Overwork

On Christmas Day 2015, Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old woman, threw herself out the window of her house and fell to her death. She had started working at Dentsu, a global advertising giant, in April of the same year. She was…

The Myth of Eros and Psyche

The myth of Eros and Psyche is about one of the three daughters of a king. According to the story, she wasn’t only the fairest woman in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), but also the most beautiful one in the world. In…

Ernesto Sabato: An Argentinian Renaissance Man

Ernesto Sabato was an intellectual without borders. He captivated people with his writing and brilliant speeches. Although the world fell in love with the Argentinian author’s words, he also made a name for himself in other fields. Sabato was a…

Can You Trust Someone You Just Met?

Not trusting people has a lot of negative consequences. You end up isolating yourself from the world and you can easily become paranoid. However, deciding to trust someone you just met isn’t the best idea either. You might let someone…

Jiddu Krishnamurti: Truth is a Pathless Land

Jiddu Krishnamurti is one of the most accomplished spiritual leaders of the 20th century. Before his 18th birthday, the Theosophical Society chose him to offer the society’s wisdom to the world. He underwent training by the Order of the Eastern…

Seven Amazing Quotes by Antonio Tabucchi

The works of Antonio Tabucchi are incredibly charming due to their simplicity and freshness. The way they’re written is so unique that they’re able to transport you to a different place. However, this isn’t surprising. No ordinary writer would be…

What’s Murderabilia?

The new Quentin Tarantino movie has revived interest in the story of murders perpetrated by Charles Manson’s’ cult. It was an event that rocked Hollywood and continues to fascinate people to this day. This fascination has led to countless theories…

What’s the Streisand Effect?

The Streisand effect is when someone tries to censor or prohibit information but ends up achieving the total opposite effect. This effect got its name when, in 2003, a website published an aerial photo of the California coast showing Barbara…

What’s the Purpose of Bail?

The main purpose of bail is to ensure that the accused is controlled by a specific legal process. The accused is so controlled that, at a later date, it can be judged if they complied with the conditions or not.…

A Biography of Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is one of the most famous living film directors. That being said, he has also been the center of a lot of scandals. Although they continue to haunt him year after year, they don’t seem to have had a…

Optography: The Macabre 19th-Century Science

The 19th century was one of the most interesting periods of contemporary history. Social movements, industrialization, increased school attendance, and scientific advancements led to many innovations and changes. That same combination gave rise to plenty of strange beliefs and scientific…

The Fine Line between Modesty and Shame

Modesty is a controversial issue. Some people consider it positive. They say it’s necessary to establish boundaries and protect yourself socially. Others, on the other hand, think it’s related with shyness or inhibition. They believe its disadvantages outweigh its advantages.…

Steven Pinker: THe Father of Evolutionary Psychology

Steven Pinker, born in 1954 in Montreal, is considered the father of evolutionary psychology. He’s also an important scientist, linguist, and writer. He has made major contributions to perception and language development in children. For all these reasons, we want…

Mary Shelley: A Troubled Life

Not many people know that the first great science fiction novel in history was the novel Frankenstein (also called The Modern Prometheus), written by Mary Shelley. Her famous book has since been adapted for film, television, and even cartoons. However,…