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.

Seven Syndromes Named After Literary Characters

In the last century, recognition of mental illness has increased significantly. We used to consider these conditions unimportant or lump them all together into the same category. These days, we invest a lot more money in research for these illnesses and…

Why Are We Bad at Making Rational Decisions?

It seems like more and more people are letting emotions, not logic, influence their decisions. So why is it so hard for us to make rational decisions? This question is the center of many debates, research, and scientific theories. In…

Teacher Burnout Syndrome

Stress represents one of the most serious problems in today’s society. Almost everyone feels stressed on a regular basis. Although we have come to accept it as a normal thing, it can actually cause many long-term problems. One of the…

Drunkorexia: A New Eating Disorder

Although not many people know about this new eating disorder, it’s on the rise. Drunkorexia is a very serious eating disorder that’s present in today’s society. Those who suffer from drunkorexia choose to replace the calories that food provides with…

Echo Personality Disorder: Fractured Self-Esteem

Echo personality disorder was named after the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo. Echo was a forest nymph who was punished by Hera and had to repeat the last words of every conversation she heard. These days, this mythological figure symbolizes…

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Criticized

Have you ever felt judged? How did that make you feel? You may have developed a fear of being criticized after a difficult situation. No one likes being judged, especially when people judge us regarding something that’s tough for us…

Six Art Therapy Exercises for Adults

We live wired lives these days, almost without being able to disconnect or even take a rest. We’re always checking our phones or our social networks. We’re “hooked” for hours at a time to our computers or tablets. That’s why…

4 Characteristics of Online Predators

Between 1970 and 1990, a series of murders and sexual assaults took place in Russia. Andrei Chikatilo, a middle-aged man, killed more than 50 people. We can use his criminal acts to analyze the psychology of online predators. Most of…

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Depression is darkness, reluctance, despair, and sadness. There are many adjectives that have been used to define it. Either way, its effects are devastating. Clinical or major depression results in a persistent depressed mood or loss of interest. Sleep difficulties, reduced…

The FOMO Syndrome: Fear of Missing Out

Nowadays, we like to interact with others both online and offline. With new information, technologies, and social networks, the digital medium has been established as a new space for interaction. In this new digital world, the FOMO syndrome or “Fear…

Keys to Speaking with Confidence

When it comes to interacting with other people, and especially when we’re speaking in public, speaking with confidence will make others trust us and perceive us as smart people. Therefore, this may be one of the most important keys to…