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…

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…

Five Films to Work On Children’s Self-Esteem

Cinema is more than just a fun day out – it can also be a valuable educational and training resource. Knowing about films that can work on children’s self-esteem gives us the opportunity to help children find more than just…

Josef Breuer: The Forefather of Psychoanalysis

Josef Breuer was a distinguished doctor and physiologist who played a crucial role in the genesis of psychoanalysis. He was close friends with Sigmund Freud, who saw him as a father figure. The two men greatly admired and respected each…

The Importance of Training Ourselves to Persevere

Training ourselves to persevere is something that will help us face all the challenges that come our way. Thanks to this psychological strength, we’ll reach goals, cope with adversities, and strengthen our character to never give up. Maybe training ourselves…

Us: From Laughter to Screams

Us is Jordan Peele’s latest cinematic perversion. I don’t mean “perversion” in the strict sense of the word, though. I’m thinking of it in critical terms, where you break from pre-established norms. In this film, comedy and horror go hand-in-hand. It’s a…