Psychology

Psychology is one of the most fascinating sciences that exist. Understanding the reasons for our behaviour, the mysteries of personality and the mind, understanding what processes lie behind intelligence, how we develop, or even discovering how to improve our relationships, are just some of the things revealed by this enriching discipline, which we put within your reach.

Why Is it So Hard to Pick up the Green Marker?

The tendency we all have to focus on our mistakes is quite sad. This tendency is characterized by the temptation to punish and torment ourselves with our past failures. We ruminate over them, curling up into a ball while tasting their…

Developing Innate and Learned Abilities

People talk a lot about both innate and learned abilities. However, do you really understand what they are? One definition describes these abilities as the skills that enable you to reach a goal. Abilities can be psychological or physical. There are…

Hysterical Aphonia: A Conversion Disorder

Hysterical aphonia manifests as a result of a fear of speaking or singing, psychological trauma, an ongoing voice disorder, long-term treatment failure, emotional blockage, or the unconscious desire of getting other people’s attention. In short, there are many possible causes…

The Barkley Model to Explain ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood-onset disorder. There have been several attempts to explain its origin and development. However, one of them has attracted a lot of attention: the Barkley model. This disorder is characterized by a persistent…

Integral Psychology: A Path to Wellness

Integral psychology is a field that focuses on how we become healthy individuals. It’s a model of awareness that seeks the achievement of well-being through growth and creativity. But different people need to do different things to get there because we’re…

What is Conscious Leadership?

Conscious leadership means knowing how to identify and assess all aspects of the workplace. It helps to keep everyone focused at the same time. This concept goes against the classic figure of the tyrant boss who only cares about maximizing…

Transdiagnostic Therapy: How Can it Help?

A while back, one of my college professors told me that a good psychologist is familiar with all the different empirically-proven therapies and knows how to combine them to tailor appropriate treatments for each person. In short, he said that psychologists…

How to Help Someone Who’s Having a Seizure

Learning how to help someone who’s having a seizure will allow you to give them the best care possible. Although you can’t really stop a seizure, you can help the person avoid more harm. Epilepsy is a neurological disease that…

Feeling Homesick

Feeling homesick is an emotional state that may affect your sleeping habits, appetite, concentration, and general health. It manifests when you’re far away from your family or any environment where you naturally feel comfortable. In reality, homesickness makes you feel…

Sustained Attention: Concept and Theories

Sometimes it’s difficult for students that are stuck in a mandatory education system to follow this advice from Albert Einstein: “Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to…

The Sleeper Effect

The sleeper effect is a term that refers to the influence that a piece of information that you initially discarded as false has on you. According to some theories, this effect involves someone initially ignoring a message that doesn’t seem…

The Fear of Being Alone

The fear of being alone is inherent to human beings. As social beings, we need to have other people around us to feel fulfilled. In fact, many of our abilities are linked to other people. The bonds you develop with…

Karen Horney’s Theories on Psychoanalysis

Karen Horney’s theories on psychoanalysis directly challenged Freud’s work. She was a notable figure and one of the few female psychoanalysts of the 20th century. Horney didn’t agree with Freud’s theory of sex being decisive to mental development, instead believing that…

Divergent Thinking in Children

Divergent thinking in children is an exceptional gift. Their open mind is full of possibilities and unusual, original, and constant idiosyncratic reasoning. However, sometimes that creative potential disappears when children grow up in an educational system that standardizes the mindset of all students,…