Psychology

In this category, you’ll find articles related to our mental world like abilities and processes. It contains information on how our thoughts, feelings, and emotions make up who we are and how we learn.

A Paradigm Shift in Education

In many cases, technology moves so fast that we’re not able to keep up. However, this isn’t happening with new generations. They grow up with a bottle in one hand and a tablet in the other. The education system isn’t serving them any…

Daniel Schacter’s Seven Sins of Memory

Daniel Schacter is a researcher, a cognitive psychologist, and a psychology professor at Harvard University. He carried out a study that concluded that our memory is prone to fail in seven ways. Schacter calls these malfunctions the “seven sins of memory”.…

Narcissists Never Say Sorry

From a distance, a narcissist with a plan can seem charming, self-confident, and even considerate. Nevertheless, there are a few things that narcissists never do, especially when it comes to relationships. They never say sorry, never try to repair the damage…

The Meaning of Catharsis in Psychology

Catharsis in psychology refers to the process through which we “purge” negative emotions. It’s like opening a window to ventilate those spaces where problems have been living for a long time. It’s allowing your rage and sadness to take off from…

Five Masked Control Mechanisms

Masked control mechanisms are strategies that some people use to manipulate the behavior of those around them. These people use them because they want to be in control and dominate others. Therefore, they’re always against being self-sufficient. Sometimes these attempts to be…

When the Results Depend on Epistemology

You’ve probably heard the term epistemology before. The complexity of the word itself makes it seem important and, in fact, it is. Plenty of people have studied this term and debated it. But what is epistemology? Epistemology is the branch of philosophy…

Five Lies About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a world that has yet to be fully explored. There are so many myths, half-truths, and meaningless lies about psychotherapy that people firmly believe. In reality, some people don’t quite understand that all our experiences reside in our mind,…

What Exactly is the Stress Response?

Everyone has experienced stress before. Stress affects different aspects of your day-to-day life and can even condition you in certain ways. But do you know what the stress response is? Stress manifests when there is cumulative fatigue in different bodily…

Carl Jung’s Collective Unconscious

Feelings, thoughts, memories, rituals, myths… With his theory of the collective unconscious, Carl Jung argued that these common elements of humanity are a kind of mental heritage. As a social group, we inherit these meanings. According to Jung’s theory, these…

The Five Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

What motivates human behavior? According to humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow, meeting certain needs is what motivates our actions. To explain motivation, Maslow introduced his hierarchy of needs in 1943. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to satisfy basic needs before…

Five Fatalistic Beliefs that Paralyze You

Many people are unaware of their deep-rooted fatalistic beliefs. These beliefs somehow filter into your consciousness at some point and stay there for years. You believe that the way you see the world is normal and you rarely question your ideas. However,…

The Value of Your Positive Memories

Positive memories provide stability and are safe havens with the extraordinary ability to protect us. The brain is capable of storing, organizing, and prioritizing all of your memories. In fact, for many years, psychologists used the computer metaphor to explain how…

Internet Trolls and Their Aggression

Internet trolls use aggression to trigger an emotional response, provoke, antagonize, or simply harass other people. Experts believe that those who engage in trolling are narcissists. They have low self-esteem and are motivated by revenge or simple boredom. These days,…

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory

John Sweller’s cognitive load theory suggests that people learn in a better way under conditions that align with human cognitive architecture. Cognitive load is related to the amount of information the working memory can store at once. Working memory has…

What is Connectionism?

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest challenges in the field of psychology. Thus, different approaches and perspectives exist. In fact, there was a revolution after the emergence of cognitive psychology and the Turing machine. From then…