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.

Cialdini’s Persuasion Principles

Persuasion is the social influence on beliefs, attitude, intentions, motivations, and behavior. It’s a form of manipulation based on commitment that can change thoughts and behaviors. Persuasion principles use words to influence other people and achieve the desired changes.

Susto: When the Spirit Leaves the Body

If we ask someone what susto is, they’ll most likely say that it’s a startled response, similar to shock.  Thus, when something scares us, it can shock us, causing us to jump out of fear. We’re talking about a sensation born…

The Theory of Machiavellian Intelligence

The theory of Machiavellian intelligence is also known as the social brain hypothesis. It explains why the human brain has evolved so rapidly in Homo sapiens. This organ began to grow and develop about 400,000 years ago. However, it established itself only…

Somatic Symptom Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment

Somatic symptom disorders bring to light the difficulty of separating the effects that the body and mind have on a person’s health. The strong interconnection between these two dimensions hinders the diagnosis and treatment of these types of disorders.

Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Phantom vibration syndrome is one irrefutable example of how technology has invaded the human psyche. Technological devices are no longer just external objects that you access when you need them. Little by little, they have become almost part of our bodies. 

Burnout Syndrome in Health Professionals

Nowadays, there are countless jobs that require contact with other people, such as health-related ones. These jobs, in particular, require constant interpersonal exchanges with patients. These exchanges can have negative side effects. One negative effect is burnout syndrome in health professionals.

Technological Insomnia: Screens That Cause Insomnia

Technological insomnia is becoming more of a problem in a world where we’re surrounded by screens. Technology and the blue light characteristic of these devices completely alter our sleep cycles and our biological clocks. This new disorder can cause significant…

Self-concept and Sexuality: How Are They Related?

The relationship between self-concept and sexuality is based on the answer to certain questions, such as: “Do you like your body, consider yourself attractive, think you are a good lover and enjoy your relationships?” We can determine if we have…

Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic

The master-slave dialectic is Georg Hegel‘s theoretical construction. It’s considered one of the key elements of his philosophy that also influenced other philosophers in later years. Not only did it become the foundation for Karl Marx‘s materialistic dialectic, but it also had…

The 7 Best Quotes That Describe the Unconscious Mind

The unconscious mind is a concept almost everyone talks about. However, most of us don’t understand its real meaning. We’re also not really aware of its importance. Because of this, it’s worth looking at some quotes that describe the unconscious mind…