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…

JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out

JOMO, or the joy of missing out, it’s about being happy about not experiencing something you think you should experience. It’s a little bit confusing, but in this article, we’ll talk about what’s JOMO all about and how you can…

Why the Word ‘Feminism’ Makes Young People Nervous

The word ‘feminism’ makes young people nervous. Conditions of gender inequality are still very common. And, even though there’s been a great generational change, many young people continue to associate the word feminism with radicalism. Some facts make us wonder whether…

Seven Quotes from Humanist Philosopher Cicero

The words of famous Roman philosopher Cicero have survived the passage of time because they’ve never lost their relevance. It’s surprising that these century-old ideas still have meaning for us and have lasted in spite of how much the world…

Positive Psychology: A Flow State

A flow state is about finding the perfect balance between enjoyment and challenge. Here we speak of those moments of creativity and performance that endow you with positive feelings. Challenge is a fundamental part of your physical and psychological well-being.…

How to Relate to an Autistic Person

When you think of a child with autism, you might imagine a child who is lost in their own world and doesn’t play with or talk to anyone. They ignore the rest of the world, including their parents and closest…

Four Exercises to Reconnect With Nature

Nowadays, it’s difficult to reconnect with nature without doing exercises for just that purpose because we don’t live as close to it as we used to. If you disconnect from nature, you might start to feel incomplete, anxious, or frustrated.…

Five Fantastic Gianni Rodari Quotes

Nearly all of Gianni Rodari’s quotes are directed toward or talk about children. Gianni Rodari, an Italian pedagogue and journalist, was passionate about imagination. He believed that children were an endless fountain of fantasy and truth. Like many of his…

American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series. The show has been on the air for eight seasons. Although the characters and plot lines are different every season, they’re all mysterious and terrifying. The fourth season, Freak Show, is…

Cesare Lombroso and His Theory of Criminology

Cesare Lombroso is extremely important in the history of criminology. His theory on the classification of criminals was the main tool people used to profile them for a long time. Some of his ideas are actually still being discussed. Cesare Lombroso…

Biorhythm Theory

According to biorhythm theory, people have three types of biological cycles: One of them is the physical cycle, which lasts 23 days. The second one is the emotional cycle, which lasts 28 days. Finally, we have an intellectual cycle that…

How to Increase Your Life Expectancy

Your life expectancy is the expectation, in relation to the number of years you’ve currently lived, that you expect to live within a specific context. This is one of the indicators that the United Nations selected in order to measure…

Being Paralyzed by Fear: Why it Happens

Today, we’ll talk about why we’re paralyzed by fear instead of actively reacting to certain stressful situations. Why do our muscles shut down, keeping us from moving, when the logical thing instead would be to either fight or flight? We…

Cooperative Work in the Classroom

All schools should incorporate cooperative work. This method is very important and useful, especially for elementary school and middle school students. It uses workgroups to help students develop critical social skills. Through teamwork, students learn how each individual’s effort helps…

The Ensō Circle: A Zen Symbol of Enlightenment

In Zen Buddhism, the ensō circle symbolizes simplicity and harmony. Only those who keep an open mind and enjoy internal balance are able to trace this perfect circle, which shall never be closed. Buddhist teachers often say that it’s impossible…

The Five Benefits of Lu Jong

Lu Jong comes from the words Lu “body” and Jong “training” or “formation” in the Tibetan language. Therefore, it’s the practice of caring for your body by training your various dimensions. This technique originated among the Tibetan monks in the…

Five Keys to Healthy Aging

Nothing can stop time or its effects. Aging is a part of life, and no one should feel ashamed or afraid of it. In fact, life expectancy is increasing, which means that many people are living very long lives. Thus,…