Literature and Psychology

The relationship between literature and psychology has always been as productive as it has been intimate. Find out some curious psychological facts about certain books and stand-out title, and which authors you should consider reading to gain more wisdom and well-being.

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…

Reading and Emotional Intelligence

A study by the American Psychiatric Association in 2017 indicated that reading Harry Potter boosts a person’s emotional intelligence. Specifically, because it opens your mind as it decreases any prejudices you might have towards minorities. Another study that was published…

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life in Books

Known for his great literary works that shaped modern fantasy, Tolkien’s life could have made for a great read. In fact, some of his most notable poems were inspired by his relationship with his future wife. J.R.R. Tolkien was marked…

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…

How to Write Like Stephen King

Stephen King is one of the most important authors of our time. This American author knows how to capture the public’s imagination. Many of his works have film and TV adaptations. For these and other reasons, many people consider Stephen…

The Heroine’s Journey

The heroine’s journey, like any archetypical hero’s journey, is a process of individuation. The traveler sets off on an adventure out of her ordinary world to face enemies and dragons. The hero overcomes obstacles with the help of a mentor…