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.

The Two Sides of Ambition

Ambition is paradoxical. Some schools of thought condemn ambition, while others praise it. In fact, ambition is one of those traits that we aren’t sure whether to classify as a virtue or a flaw. That’s why we decided to talk about the…

The Different Sides of Narcissism

We all need a good dosage of self-love to know how to value ourselves and have a good self-esteem. However, narcissistic people look very confident in themselves when, deep down, they feel extremely insecure. In this article, we’ll be exposing…

From Soul Science to Behavioral Science

These days, we talk about psychology as a behavioral science. However, etymologically, psychology means the science of the soul. In this article, we’re going to see how the concept of psychology has evolved over the centuries. The concept and objective of psychology…

The 5 Keys to Preventing Digital Dementia

It’s impossible to talk about digital dementia without talking about German psychiatrist Manfred Spitzer. Thanks to his work, we now know that digital dementia is the reduction of our cognitive abilities due to the misuse of new technologies. This kind of dementia…

What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Neuropsychological or cognitive evaluation is a diagnostic method designed specifically to explore people’s cognitive function. It provides valuable information that might not show up in other kinds of studies. As such, healthcare providers use it as a complement to neuroimaging or…

Psychopharmacology: Characteristics and History

It wasn’t until the 19th century that French and German scientists began to study human behavior in adaptive terms. A new paradigm emerged that labeled problems as “disorders”. That was the beginning of the attempt to control behavioral symptoms with psychopharmacology. This…

Honest People: Characteristics and Behavior

Honest people never try to please everyone. They don’t like hypocrisy, which is why they don’t hesitate to practice the only language they know: honesty. They’re loyal and firm in their convictions. In addition, they know just how to create…

Executive Functions: The Brain’s Mental Abilities

Executive functions are complex cognitive processes. They’re mental activities we use to relate to our environment, work, create, prioritize some activities over others, control time, and even motivate ourselves. They’re automatic processes we execute daily without even realizing it. At…

The Benefits and Downsides of Self-Disclosure

What do we do when we first meet someone? To break the ice and start a smooth conversation, we make use of self-disclosure, which means providing information about ourselves. No one’s asking us about personal stuff. However, we make use…

Internet Gaming Disorder: What’s it All About?

Lately, people have been demanding treatment for teenagers with Internet use problems. This is because it’s not uncommon to see young people suffering from disorders such as Internet gaming disorder. Young people use the Internet to access a wide variety of…

The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain

The consumption of cannabis is a controversial subject. There are many studies on the benefits and adverse effects of pot. More and more countries are legalizing cannabis. However, many experts are questioning the effectiveness of medicinal marijuana. Are medical marijuana and…

The Importance of Living in the Present Moment

The present makes us exist in a certain place. Although we sometimes underestimate the present, everything we do in the present moment will be our personal inheritance. Living in the present allows you to build a whole world that will…

Overcoming Your Fear of Abandonment

Overcoming your fear of abandonment and achieving self-sufficiency is no easy task. However, it’s possible as long as you recognize how valuable you are. You have to convince yourself that you’re brilliant, important, and strong and that you don’t have to…

How Parents Affect Their Children’s Mental Health

Sometimes, family environments can cause more than suffering. In this sense, parents can affect their children’s mental health. Some parents put their children in stressful situations where they might feel humiliated, anxious, or helpless. These kinds of experiences are difficult and…

Meaningful Learning: Definition and Characteristics

Not all learning is the same. This becomes obvious when we compare deep learning, which is learning about a subject we’re interested in, with memorizing something boring in a literal way. Because of this, David Ausubel studied the differences between…

Existentialism According to Rollo May

Rollo May is a very interesting figure in psychology. Even though people usually link him to humanistic psychology and even psychoanalysis, his main approach was existential psychology. This is a rather striking approach that combines psychology and philosophy. Rollo May…

Anxiolytics: The Pills That Live on Nightstands Everywhere

Anxiolytics are medications doctors prescribe to help control anxiety. Some people also call them “alcohol in pill form”, alluding to their potentially addictive nature and how easily they can be used and abused. These days, you can find anxiolytics on nightstands everywhere.…