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…

Social Needs: Achievement, Power, and Association

What rules regulate behavior? Many theorists have spoken about human motivations regarding social needs. Scholars have also tried to determine why people act in certain ways even when they have many alternatives. You’ll find motivational factors at the root of every…

Cultural Appropriation – What Is It?

Art is a blend of influences that contains many imitative elements. The problem of cultural appropriation lies in the distinction between this way of creating and the concept of copying, theft, and plagiarism. At this point, copyright dilutes in the…

Why Do We Resist Living In The Moment?

The saying carpe diem comes from the great Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus. It means something such as “live in the moment”, in the sense of taking advantage of it. The full phrase in its original language is “Carpe diem,…

Porn Addiction: Is it a Serious Issue?

Most people use the Internet regularly as a source of information and a means of communication and socialization. In the last decade, going online to look for pornography has become more and more common (Mayer, 2011). For most people, the…

Eugen Bleuler: A Pioneer on Schizophrenia

Eugen Bleuler was born in 1857 in Zurich. Throughout his professional career, he made countless contributions to psychology. This is why it’s important to learn about the life of this psychiatrist and some of his more renowned and accomplished works.…

What Happens to the Brain When You Exercise?

Exercise has numerous psychological, physical, and social benefits. In addition to improving your immune system and preventing certain diseases, it can also boost your mood, your self-esteem, and your physical appearance. From a physiological standpoint, exercise is great for cardiovascular…

What’s Up with the Use of Euphemisms?

The use of euphemisms is present in daily life. For instance, when layoffs occur, you hear about “strategic cuts in the workforce”. If there’s a fuel price hike, the government says that “an adjustment to the price of fuel” took…

Intimacy and Privacy – The Right to Protect It

The need to protect one’s intimacy and privacy is innate in every human being. One must understand certain things about individuality in order to develop one’s identity and personality. Thus, it’s understandable for human beings to want to have a…

The Myth of Aphrodite and Ares

The myth of Aphrodite and Ares is one of the most interesting in Greek mythology. Let’s start off by saying that Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and sexual love. She emerged from the sea and was more beautiful than…

Three Great Moral Dilemmas

Moral dilemmas are paradoxical situations in which there’s a contradiction of values. In these scenarios, an individual’s actions are somehow always going to create damage. What one needs to evaluate is which option causes less damage and/or which of the…

Zazen Practice – The Secret of Zen

Zazen practice didn’t reach Western culture until the beginning of the 20th century. It entered this society through our appreciation of martial arts and Japanese-style gardens. What exactly is zazen practice? The foundation of zazen practice is meditation in the…