Experiments

Throughout history, psychology has carried out a great number of experiments which have changed science forever. In this section, you’ll find out more about the most well-known experiments, as well as the current experiments which offer some interesting results.

The Best Therapy for Dependent Personality Disorder

In cognitive therapy for dependent personality disorder (DPD), the patient becomes increasingly autonomous and gradually modifies their contradictory thinking about their own autonomy and abilities. What Is Dependent Personality Disorder? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

The Zen Key to Doing What You Want

In the Western world, people believe that doing what they want will result in suffering or ruin. They even believe in silly ideas, such as that repressing our thoughts, feelings, and desires is synonymous with moral superiority. In reality, several…

Basic Statistics Concepts

Statistics is a branch of mathematics that studies variability as well as the process that calculates it by following the laws of probability and using its models. We know that statistics are necessary to carry out investigations as well as…

How Unconscious Guilt Manifests Itself

Guilt is a complex feeling, influenced by many factors. You experience it as remorse, self-blame, and a feeling of personal indignity. However, it’s not always a conscious feeling. Some experiences lead to unconscious guilt, which is a self-accusation that causes discomfort…

David G. Cooper: The Anti-Psychiatry Pioneer

The founders of anti-psychiatry are David G. Cooper, R.D. Laing, Thomas Szasz, and Michel Foucault. This anti-psychiatry revolution took place in the sixties and its main interest was to denounce the gaps, theoretical problems, and abuse in the practice of…

Publication Bias

In statistics, a bias is a systematic error that can occur in studies or experiments. When there’s a bias present, some responses are selected or favored over others. Interestingly, this bias occurs in a large part of investigations to a greater or…

The Science of Evil

Many researchers have tried to get closer to the concept of the science of evil in an attempt to find out the root causes of evil behavior. Neuroscience has been researching the brains of people who do evil things. Similarly, many…

Learn about Infant Communication

The most common belief about infant communication is that infants can’t communicate before the age of one. According to this conception, babies and adults don’t communicate with each other until after a baby turns one. Nevertheless, new studies have suggested…

Epigenetics: Can Tragedies be Inherited?

Almost every generation has gone through hardships. If not wars, then hunger, genocide, or harsh economic crisis. You know the physical and psychological consequences that people under these circumstances can develop, but do we inherit tragedies? These negative experiences can…

The Sleeper Effect

The sleeper effect is a term that refers to the influence that a piece of information that you initially discarded as false has on you. According to some theories, this effect involves someone initially ignoring a message that doesn’t seem…

Divergent Thinking in Children

Divergent thinking in children is an exceptional gift. Their open mind is full of possibilities and unusual, original, and constant idiosyncratic reasoning. However, sometimes that creative potential disappears when children grow up in an educational system that standardizes the mindset of all students,…

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Controversy

Animal-assisted therapy has proven to be extremely helpful for many medical conditions. In this regard, some people use dolphin-assisted therapy to treat psychological or physical issues. Therapists carry out these treatments in specialized centers or facilities in aquatic parks. During this…

Learned Helplessness: A Psychological Anchor

Learned helplessness is a relatively new concept in psychology. However, due to the fact that it’s been related to depression, it’s become quite popular. But what’s learned helplessness? Well, as its name suggests, it is indeed a learned behavior. Namely, it’s…

Harlow’s Experiments on Attachment Theory

Attachment theory centers around the psychological phenomena that occur when we establish affective bonds with other people. The way we do so is conditioned by how our parents interacted with us during childhood. If the relationship wasn’t positive, this often…