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.

Psychopathology and Creativity

The relationship between psychopathology and creativity has been the subject of much interest for hundreds of years. For instance, Aristotle already knew that the most outstanding scientists, artists, and other highly creative people had a tendency to melancholy. In fact,…

OCD with Hidden Rituals

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -with hidden rituals and without – is on the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders characterized by persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive actions, rituals, or compulsions whose goal is to avoid or reduce the anxiety that…

Despair Dissipates with Age

The passage of time leaves a profound mark on all of us. Getting older every year seems to make people sad. A recent study analyzed how four dimensions of personality evolve over time and how, for many people, things actually…

The Psychology of Superstition

Superstition has always been a part of our lives. In fact, every single culture has its own superstitious customs. For example, in some areas of Russia, breaking a dish is a good omen. It’s as if each superstition had some…

Soldier’s Syndrome: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In 1980, the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was introduced. That’s the first time it was included in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic classification guide (the DSM-III). Until that point, the definitions and categories of so-called “soldier’s syndrome” were all…

The Economic Model of Psychoanalysis

Throughout the years, many people have studied personality, a variable which greatly influences behavior. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, approached it from different perspectives. In this article, we’ll be talking about one of them: the economic model of psychoanalysis.…

Emotional Well-Being in Educational Policy

Emotional well-being in education policy and practice aims to teach children and adolescents to manage their emotions on a daily basis. Although you may not know it, more and more children are being diagnosed with all sorts of emotional disorders.…

Day-to-Day Challenges for People with Schizophrenia

The list of day-to-day challenges for people with schizophrenia is long and encompasses biological, psychological, and social issues. Anyone suffering from an illness has to deal with challenges. When you’re dealing with mental illness, however, you also have to live…

How Do People with Depression See Themselves?

We’re all fighting our own battles. Work, family, relationships… Every day is a new challenge in so many different ways. However, often the battle that leads to paralyzing depression is the one you fight with yourself. Experts state that people…

Holistic Psychology to Understand Behavior

Holism in psychology is a term that suggests that people are much more than the sum of their parts. Holistic psychology focuses on observing how all the different parts of an individual work together, without separating them into specific processes.…