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…

Edmonia Lewis, Pioneer of Her Destiny

Mary Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptress who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. Born free in New York, Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to achieve international fame. In addition, she was the first African-American…

The Power of a Smile – Three Experiments

Scientists say that only humans smile. However, some people perceive smiles in their pets or other animals. What’s for sure is that it’s a high impact expression, not only for the one who smiles but those who are smiled at.…

Cohousing: A New Community Lifestyle

Cohousing is much more than just a trend. It’s the future, a new way of living for retirees. A community of houses with shared open spaces to do many activities. All of this in a natural setting where you can…

Coincidences and Opportunities

Some coincidences and opportunities go beyond mere chances for many people. It’s fate tracing a route, bits synchronicity that often leaves us amazed because there’s no logical explanation to something that happens. All of us have experienced something like it…

Little Albert: The Lost Boy of Psychology

The Little Albert Experiment is one of the most confusing and controversial stories in the history of psychology. It was conducted by John B. Watson, who many people consider the father of the behaviorism. In general terms, he proposed that…

Working with Your Hands Is Good for Your Brain

Working with your hands is a way of improving your mental health. Modeling clay, knitting, shaping, sculpting, sewing, gardening, and painting, among other activities, are wonderful ways to stimulate your brain. They’re also a great way to relieve stress, improve…

The Stimoceiver Chip, A Fascinating Experiment

The stimoceiver chip experiments are some of the most controversial neuroscientific experiments of all time. They’re, however, also quite fascinating. To conduct them, Spanish scientist José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado implanted a device of his own invention in the brain of…

Leon Festinger and Cognitive Dissonance

Leon Festinger introduced the concept of cognitive dissonance as psychological tension in 1957. He tested the decision-making process in a cognitive dissonance experiment. Cognitive dissonance is a sensation that seems to derive from a conflict between the ideas, beliefs, and…

Project MKUltra: CIA’s Mind Control Program

Even today, we shudder at the memory of the outrageous experiments carried out on human beings by the Nazis. Their purpose was to find mechanisms to control people’s minds. What few people know is that similar experiments with even darker…

Johanna Arendt, A Pluralist Thinker

Johanna Arendt was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. Even though some labeled her as a “philosopher,” she rejected such a categorization. Perhaps because it’s too conclusive and limited for an intellectual with broad interests. You could…

Antoni Gaudí: A Prodigious Architect

Antoni Gaudí was more than an architect; he was an artist who left reliable evidence of his ingenuity and sensitivity in each of his works. His style is unique and unmistakable. There’s a reason why many of his works are…

The Legal Aspects of Practicing Psychology

The job of a psychologist is, among other things, to help people improve their quality of life and well-being. Psychologists can have a direct influence on individual and group development, which is why it’s extremely important for them to be…