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.

Milton Erickson and Hypnosis

Milton Erickson is considered the father of modern hypnosis, now called hypnotherapy. This American doctor and psychologist was the pioneer of many hypnotherapy techniques. In addition, he was also an excellent family therapist. Milton Erickson was born in Phoenix, Arizona…

Alien Hand Syndrome

Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is an uncommon neurological disorder. However, due to the severe disabilities it causes, it’s a condition we should learn about. The body experience is a very complicated process. In fact, it involves multiple sensory signals. When there’s…

The Anxious Brain and the Worry Cycle

The anxious brain usually experiences more worry than fear. It feels exhausted and with limited resources, due to the repetitive worries and an ongoing feeling of threat and pressure. Neuroscience tells us that this is the result of amygdala hyperactivity.…

Is Degrowth the Solution for the Modern World?

The degrowth movement is based on the ecological economic theory developed by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, a brilliant Romanian mathematician and economist. Its basic idea is to progressively reduce production to restore the balance between humans and the natural world. This would lead…

Carl Jung’s Word Association Test

Carl Jung’s word association test is one of the most fascinating psychological assessments. It’s based on the idea that your subconscious is sometimes capable of controlling conscious will. As such, a single word can unleash past traumas or reveal unresolved…

The Cotard Delusion: Symptoms and Causes

We often hear people use the phrase “dead inside” to describe someone who’s lost hope and the motivation to keep living. This is just an expression, though, and it certainly doesn’t mean that the person’s actually dying. Nevertheless, there’s a…

Sexual Narcissism: What is It?

Do you ever feel used by your sexual partner? Do they only want you around when they’re in the mood for sex? Does your sexual partner only care about their own pleasure and always puts you second? If any of…

How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit?

How can you form a new habit? How long does it take to form a habit naturally? Can any behavior potentially become a habit? Does it take the same amount of time to form different habits? In this article, we’re…

Can a Brain Abnormality Make You a Psychopath?

Patrick Nogueira killed his uncle, aunt, and cousins in their home in Pioz, Spain. People said that he did it because he has a brain abnormality that impaired his cognitive skills. Nevertheless, a jury found him guilty. They believed that…

The 12 Jungian Archetypes

Carl Gustav Jung is perhaps the most famous dissident of classic psychoanalysis. He strayed away from Freudian ideas and explored ancestral roots and the collective unconscious and had many revolutionary ideas. One of them was the 12 Jungian archetypes of personality. To…

Freud on Developing a Strong Sense of Self

Sigmund Freud believed that if you have a strong sense of self (ego), you’re capable of understanding your own needs and also intuiting the limits that society puts on you. If you have a strong sense of self, you can…

Therapeutic Accompaniment: An Indispensable Tool

Psychologists have certain tools that allow them to deal with their patients’ different problems, discomforts, or mental illnesses. One of these tools is therapeutic accompaniment. Therapeutic accompaniment is applied in the subject’s habitual environment. This means that the psychologist goes out…

The Art of Staying Calm During an Argument

Some people tend to be quite impulsive when it comes to expressing their thoughts and feelings. Perhaps they only think of getting their point across and not about the right way to do so. This isn’t uncommon. In fact, we…

Escape Rooms and Psychology

Escape rooms are a new trend in which psychology plays a fundamental role. In this game, a group of people who are locked in a room must find the key that will allow them to escape. They do so by…

Sharp Objects and Self-Destructive Tendencies

Self-destructive tendencies make people harm themselves. That includes intentionally injuring themselves, starving themselves, and drug abuse, among other things. Self-destructive tendencies are common in people with low self-esteem or who suffer some kind of childhood trauma. TV shows and movies are full…

How Meditation Can Improve Your Daily Life

Meditation has become quite popular. Nowadays, many people practice meditation regularly and enjoy its benefits. Numerous studies show that meditation helps reduce stress, improve sleep patterns, reduce cortisol levels, and even improve memory and learning. Meditation has the power to improve your…

Ataxia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Many things can influence our health and, therefore, our quality of life. Our movement can also be affected. In fact, there’s a very characteristic clinical sign named ataxia that’s characterized by coordination, posture, and voluntary control issues. This clinical sign consists…

Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…

What is Experimental Psychology?

To arrive at a precise and safe conclusion, researchers often employ different scientific methods. This is what experimental psychology mainly focuses on. Experimental psychology explores basic concepts such as memory and motivation in areas such as child, social, and educational…