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The Complicated Dynamics of Favors

People often say that we quickly forget the long list of favors that people have done for us. The only favor we remember is the one that we asked for and didn’t get. It’s as if the world of favors…

Guilt, Shame and Pride – Self-Conscious Emotions

Who hasn’t experienced shame after expressing an opinion and guilt after something they did and pride after an achievement? Any of these examples correspond to a series of emotions in which there’s an evaluation that’s relative to the self and…

Frozen or Delayed Grief: Pain that Becomes Chronic

Frozen or delayed grief is when a person hasn’t overcome a loss. It’s mourning that becomes chronic, that you drag along with you permanently. This suffering manifests itself in various ways. It can manifest as anxiety, stress, fatigue, apathy, or…

Memory and Trauma: What’s the Link?

There have been many studies aimed at figuring out what trauma or intense emotional experiences can do to the way a person classifies, stores, and retrieves memories. Is there a link between memory and trauma? Can traumatic memories leave a…

When Children “Break Up” with Their Parents

When children “break up” with their parents, the latter don’t always understand why. It’s clear that nobody’s perfect. There are parents who, without a doubt, don’t deserve their children’s love. But there are also children who, for no reason at…

The Role of Physical Attraction

There are many theories on the role of physical attraction in love and relationships. Many of them focus on the beginnings of a relationship. It’s also a widely studied concept in the psychology of social cognition, where experts have done…

Intracranial Aneurysm

An intracranial aneurysm is a dilation of a brain artery wall. The most challenging aspect of these vascular conditions is that they tend to present no symptoms. So little by little, and without the affected person noticing it, this area…