Psychology

Psychology is one of the most fascinating sciences that exist. Understanding the reasons for our behaviour, the mysteries of personality and the mind, understanding what processes lie behind intelligence, how we develop, or even discovering how to improve our relationships, are just some of the things revealed by this enriching discipline, which we put within your reach.

Gender and Corruption: Are They Related?

Is there less corruption when women participate in politics? Are gender and corruption related? In 2015, Stensöta, Wängnerud, and Svensson carried out a study with which they tried to answer these questions. This investigation touches on the relationship between a…

The Psychology of eSports

The psychology of eSports has become more relevant nowadays. eSports are gaining popularity every year and it’s common to hear about them in the media. International eSport tournaments have millions of followers. They’re also excellent publicity for video game producers…

The Main Theories of Emotions

Emotions are complex psychophysiological experiences that result from the interactions with your surroundings. In this article, we’re going to look at the main theories of emotions. We’ll examine the different psychological explanations for these experiences. From a psychological point of…

Ostracism and Social Exclusion

The term ostracism comes from the Greek ostrakismos, which means to banish by voting with potsherds. Ostracism and social exclusion are both forms of social punishment. They stem from all sorts of prejudice, racial or sexual discrimination, and a diversity of…

Jeffrey Young’s Schema Therapy Model

Jeffrey Young’s schema therapy model is very effective for chronic psychological disorders. It’s also useful in cases when patients aren’t responding to other therapies. This interesting method integrates attachment theory, Gestalt theory, constructivism, some elements of psychoanalysis, and cognitive behavioral…

How to Reach a Psychological Balance

To maintain the psychological balance you need, you have to analyze your responses to external conditions and learn to keep your impulses and instincts at bay. When someone’s psychologically unbalanced, they become too sensitive to external conditions and have exaggerated…

Harald Schultz-Hencke: A Dissident Psychoanalyst

Harald Schultz-Hencke was a German psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was born in Berlin on August 18th, 1892. Although there isn’t a lot of information on his childhood, we do know that his mother was a graphologist and his father was…

Neuroscience and the Consumer’s Brain

Selling more and better is one of the goals of capitalism. This is why companies strive to ensure that consumers want to buy their products. Advertising, marketing campaigns, and persuasion techniques are used to improve sales. And if this weren’t…

Magda B. Arnold’s Appraisal Theory of Emotions

Psychologist and philosopher William James (1842 – 1910) believed that emotions are actually the subjective experience of physiological changes (especially those related to the sympathetic nervous system) that happen when you experience a stimulus or find yourself in a particular…

Gregorio Marañón and His Theory of Personality

Gregorio Marañón was one of the most important Spanish intellectuals of the 20th century. Although he was a doctor, he ventured into multiple fields of culture and thought. As a doctor, he specialized in ​​endocrinology. He was, undoubtedly, an expert…

Learn All about Genovese Syndrome

Genovese syndrome is a term we use to describe the psychological phenomenon where, instead of helping, people are paralyzed in urgent situations when people need their help in the face of some kind of danger. That sounds really strange, doesn’t it?…

Four Metaphors of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

In psychotherapy, it’s very common to use metaphors to help patients connect with their problem and better understand what the therapist is trying to communicate. Telling simple stories somehow helps with comprehension and empathy. Concretely, acceptance and commitment therapy metaphors…

Prisoner Rehabilitation: Truth or Myth?

Article 25.2 of the Spanish Constitution touches on prisoner rehabilitation and that the penalties imposed for committing a crime must keep it in mind. It’ll start in prison and must end outside of it. We can’t forget that resocialization implies…

Prison Education

There’s a debate about whether or not education in closed environments such as prisons is effective. Is it a kind of utopia? Will the students see results? While there are plenty of opinions about prison education, a branch of social…

Raymond Cattell and His Theory on Personality

Raymond Cattell was born in England at the beginning of the 20th century. He’s one of the most important personality theorists in the history of psychology. Thus, his contributions were decisive to the trait theory (also called dispositional theory) and…

Aversive Conditioning and Appetitive Conditioning

Experts introduced the terms aversive conditioning and appetitive conditioning in the third generation of therapies. Sometimes, they’re also known as contextual therapies. They’re very interesting concepts because they’re directly related to our behavior. Aversive conditioning and appetitive conditioning are mainly…