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…

What is Frankenstein Syndrome?

Frankenstein syndrome is the fear that a creation made by a human being will turn against its creator and destroy humanity. Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, illustrates this concept. At the end of the book, the monster says to Victor Frankenstein:…

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…

Whiplash Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thousands of people are involved in car accidents every year. In fact, automobile-related incidents are still one of the leading causes of death in many countries. Nevertheless, even when a car accident doesn’t result in death, their consequences could still…

Dendrites: The Start of a Neuroscientific Revolution

For many years, neuroscience has used different tools to try to ‘listen’ to the conversations between neurons. Just as linguists try to decipher alien languages, scientists try to decode neuronal firing patterns. In this regard, it seems that dendrites have become very important…

Five Key Concepts of Byung-Chul Han’s Work

Byung-Chul Han’s philosophical work is very interesting. His concepts are definitely worth analyzing, especially because they allow us to reflect on the lifestyle people lead nowadays. This South Korean philosopher and writer is also an expert on cultural studies and has…

Types of Sexual Abuse

The types of sexual abuse have changed depending on culture, the moment in history, and current laws. Hence, there isn’t a general consensus on abuse. In this regard, some health professionals are very prudish when it comes to sexual abuse. For…

Wim Hof: The Dutch Iceman

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, holds twenty Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He climbed Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro wearing only shorts and shoes. He’s able to stay inside freezing-cold ice baths for hours and he ran a…

The Computer Screen Metaphor

The computer screen metaphor shows just how much your thoughts can influence you, to the point that they might even make you lose sight of your goals. It uses a simple story to describe the way your thoughts can affect you in everyday situations.…

How to Nail a Group Interview

Group interviews are quite common nowadays, which is why you should prepare for them. This way, you’ll be able to highlight your potential and stand out above the rest. Looking for a job is as tiring as it is stressful. Job interviews…

Four Qualities of Good Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are products of their entrepreneurial initiative, as well as their environments. Most entrepreneurs would tell you that having their own personal projects is what they value the most. They’re personally invested in their projects in one way or another. It’s…

Leonardo da Vinci: A Renaissance Visionary

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, inventor, scientist, architect, musician, and writer. He was well-versed in many disciplines that he commanded with his visionary character. Due to this, he became a Renaissance man. It’s common to experience a mixture of curiosity…

A Buddhist Story about Patience and Mental Peace

We have a bad habit of wanting almost everything instantly and doing things immediately. We prefer to change our decisions than to have patience. It’s more common for people to give up than to put in some effort. However, this…

Three Keys to Mending Your Broken Spirit

We all go through bad and depressing experiences. A heated discussion, being the target of injustice, or other bad situations may leave a mark. They cause a sadness that doesn’t go away. Thus, it’s important to know how to mend your…

Bayes’ Theorem

Bayes’ theorem is one of the pillars of probability. Its namesake comes from Thomas Bayes (1702 – 1761), who proposed the theory in the eighteenth century. But what exactly was the scientist trying to explain? According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, probability…

Paquita Salas: Entertainment and Nostalgia

TV series are no longer low-quality shows that you watch when there’s nothing else on TV. On the contrary, people now binge watch them. In fact, they sometimes even overshadow cinema. The viewer doesn’t have to deal with annoying commercials…

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…