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 Advantages and Conditions of Bilingualism

From the point of view of the psychology of language, bilingualism is something very positive. However, people didn’t always think this. Until the 60s, people thought that it hindered children’s intellectual development. It was believed that they had to simultaneously translate…

Acetylcholine: The Neurotransmitter With Many Functions

Acetylcholine is the most abundant neurotransmitter in the nervous system. This chemical that your brain produces mainly from sugar and choline is the essential messenger that helps neurons communicate. Thanks to it, you’re able to regulate attention and memory, learn new information,…

How do You Fight Emotional Fatigue?

Many of us feel that there are not enough hours in the day to do what we need to do. Your daily tasks take up too much time and you’re constantly having to put things off. However, the key to…

4 Ways of Understanding the Social Sciences

The social sciences attempt to understand human behavior from very particular perspectives. If you want to study behavior, you have to accept certain ideas. First, you have to determine if humans are truly capable of interpreting behavior and if they can understand…

Is it Possible to Change and Stay the Same?

Is it possible to change and stay the same? How many times has someone told us to “never change”? In that sense, change can be seen as negative or as a weakness. “It changed, it’s no longer the same.” Change is…

The Antidepressant Diet: Eat Well, Feel Better

An antidepressant diet can’t cure psychological disorders on its own. However, nutrition is a key part of a multidisciplinary approach to treat depression. Something as simple as eating anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C can help you…

When Excessive Daydreaming Becomes an Issue

Excessive daydreaming is a disorder where people spend a large part of their lives immersed in complex and varied fantasies. That disconnection from reality completely interferes with the person’s responsibilities, including their work-related ones.

6 Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a relatively new trend. In 460 BC, Hippocrates spoke about the benefits of horses in solving health problems. However, it wasn’t until the 60s when people started using it as a form of rehabilitation.

Ross Rosenberg and the Human Magnet Syndrome

The human magnet syndrome is a concept coined by psychologist and therapist Ross Rosenberg. It’s also the title of a book that sold a massive amount of copies. What it talks about is a reality that Rosenberg discovered: we have a…

Habits That Lower Your I.Q.

There are a series of habits that lower your I.Q. that are probably part of your daily routine. You may not think said habits have anything to do with your I.Q. However, science has proven that they decisively affect the…

Why Was Freud a Revolutionary?

Freud shook the foundations of psychology. He did this by shaping several schools of thought. Many psychiatrists still practice these schools of thought. In this sense, Freud was a revolutionary in his way of seeing humans and our minds.

Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

Psychological therapy addresses many different problems, disorders, and personal difficulties. Psychologists who practice psychotherapy (the best-known way to practice “psychology”) have to be very creative when choosing, creating, or adapting therapeutic tools. Each patient needs the right kind of therapy…

Trypophobia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Trypophobia is an extreme fear or feeling of repulsion toward any pattern of geometric figures that are very close to each other. These figures can be small holes, rectangles, or convex circles. In fact, the word trypophobia literally means “fear…

The Girl With Bracelets on Her Wrists

How do I begin telling this story, my story? How do I show you that I had everything, but lost it without knowing how? How do I make you understand that what has happened isn’t my fault, that it’s been a question…

The Three Masks of Pathological Narcissism

The masks of pathological narcissism are manipulation mechanisms that narcissists use to hide their intentions as well as their true condition. They don’t want others to see them as conceited or arrogant. That is why they hide behind these mechanisms. Sometimes it…

Dancing Helps Manage Anxiety

Exercising improves our emotional well-being. Putting our bodies in motion makes the brain segregate serotonin, a hormone that’s directly related to mood and endorphins (chemical substances that promote the feeling of satisfaction). That’s why people recommend dancing when we’re feeling stressed,…

Tourette Syndrome – A Strange Disease?

Tourette Syndrome (or Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It’s characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics that appear during childhood. Alterations in behavior often accompany these tics as well.