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 Clay Person Syndrome

The clay person syndrome makes people dedicate their whole attention to caring for others, leaving aside their own well-being. This curious phenomenon affects not only the moral of the person in question but also of those who care about them.

Allport’s Trait Theory of Personality

Gordon Allport (1897 – 1967) was a well-respected and influential American scholar in the psychology field. Allport came from a working family that valued health and education. This resulted in Allport developing a great interest in understanding human motivation, impulses, and…

Self-Defeating Personality Disorder

A few psychologists proposed self-defeating personality disorder (also known as masochistic personality disorder) as a new category of personality disorders to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R) in 1987. After a series of lengthy deliberations, the group…

How Do Students With School Anxiety View School?

How do students feel about school? This essential question helps us understand students’ attitudes toward learning. If they see it in a positive light, they’ll be self-motivated to work hard. It will also be easier to teach them. In contrast,…

The Self-Medication Theory of Drug Addiction

Since the beginning of time, human beings have been looking for medicinal plants or wanting to consume substances with curative or recreative purposes. This might be the reason why so many people consume psychoactive substances nowadays.

What Witnesses Remember: The Quality of Memories

Your memory can betray you. Memories are very far from being a faithful re-creation of reality. When you tell a story about something that happened, you tell it differently every time. In fact, forensic psychologists ask witnesses not to tell…

Personality Evaluation

When we go to job interviews, the human resource experts commonly ask a series of questions that have a common goal: to evaluate our personality. Thanks to this, they can further determine whether or not we represent a suitable match…

Alexander Luria’s 6 Best Quotes

Alexander Luria was born in Kazan, Russia in 1902. He’s considered the father of modern neuropsychology. This branch of psychology found its foundation thanks to his research, leading to the conclusion that the brain is the source of behavior. We’ll…

The Value of Your Personal Information Nowadays

Almost without realizing it, we’ve ended up living in a society where the famous Big Brother metaphor prevails. We’re always being watched pretty much everywhere we go. But not only that, our personal information has also become something countless businesses,…

Why Spend More Money Than You Have?

We use money to acquire goods. However, many emotions also arise thanks to it. In fact, a lot of people’s main goal in life is having tons of money and being able to spend it however they want.

Do You Know What Debriefing Is?

Psychological debriefing is a quick intervention that takes place the first days after a traumatic event. This event can be a natural catastrophe (earthquake, flood, etc.), a car accident, etc.

Agamy: A New Way of Living Relationships

New types of relationships are currently flooding the social sphere. Polyamory, open relationships, and relationship anarchy are only some of the most innovative concepts. In this regard, a new term that gives us a lot to think about and that…