Human Relationships

Relationships are the pillar of human behaviour. Find out how to create the healthiest and happiest bonds. Learn how to effectively manage difficulties with your partner or family. Improve your quality of life today with all these details about social psychology, family psychology, or approaches based in couple therapy.

Symmetry between Parents and Children

We live in a world where children are acting more and more like adults, and adults are acting more and more like children. In a nutshell, that’s what Argentinian psychologist Claudia Messing discusses in her book Symmetry between Parents and Children. …

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthily

Teaching your kids to eat healthily can seem like a challenge, but if you can teach them how to brush their teeth, you can teach kids to eat healthily. In modern societies, children’s nutrition has been a conflictive subject because…

Five Explanations for Hate at First Sight

You’ve heard of love at first sight, but what about hate at first sight? First impressions can be positive or negative, and it’s certainly possible to instantly dislike or conflict with a person that you just met. Maybe you can’t…

Sex
Substantive Sexology

In Spain, there’s a branch of science called substantive sexology. Although you may have heard the term “sexology” before, this particular science is unique. Substantive sexology studies the sexes. The important difference here is the use of “sexes” instead of…

Cutting Ties with a Family Member

If you’re no longer on speaking terms with a family member, no doubt there are reasons to justify your decision. That kind of decision isn’t taken lightly and it can take you on a difficult path. The reasons for cutting…

Three Learning Hubs for Social Skills

Learning hubs for social skills are the necessary tools to relate to others and feel a part of something. Through learning, you can turn those innate skills to practical skills. Humans integrate cultures through imitation. For example, that’s how you…

Regain Control as a Parent by Talking to Your Children

Nowadays, parents have a hard time finding good ways to educate their children, which makes them feel lost and apathetic. That’s how Jaime Barylko describes it in his book Fear for Children. In fact, according to this author, some parents who are…

How to Deal with a Difficult Student

If a difficult student intentionally challenges your authority, you might not know how to react. You might lose control and start making unsuitable gestures, which can trigger bullying and mockery in other students and leave you unable to diffuse the…

How a Separation or Divorce Affects a Child

A separation or divorce can impact all family members depending on the circumstances. In many cases, it mainly affects the children. Manipulation and lack of respect are the main temptations that no couple should ever resort to. In fact, it’s…

What is the Horn Effect?

The horn effect is when you judge a person and attribute negative qualities to them based on one known quality. For example, people tend to think that overweight people are lazy. This effect is closely related to the halo effect,…

The Stages of Attachment and Bonding

Attachment is a survival mechanism. Some authors even refer to this affectional bond as our “psychological immune system.” Although many theories define and explain attachment, the most important and referential one is John Bowlby’s. According to this psychiatrist and psychoanalyst,…

The Messiah Complex

Helping others is considered a great thing. If you’re altruistic, you love improving other people’s lives. Society tries to reward these kinds of people. Nevertheless, is it always a good idea to help others? According to the messiah complex, it…

Four Keys to Dealing with Unexpected Situations

Unexpected situations can have unpleasant consequences that affect us deeply. This is why most people want to have control over what happens to them because humans feel more comfortable when they’re in charge. However, unexpected events are part of life,…