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.

Gregorio Marañón and His Theory of Personality

Gregorio Marañón was one of the most important Spanish intellectuals of the 20th century. Although he was a doctor, he ventured into multiple fields of culture and thought. As a doctor, he specialized in ​​endocrinology. He was, undoubtedly, an expert…

Learn All about Genovese Syndrome

Genovese syndrome is a term we use to describe the psychological phenomenon where, instead of helping, people are paralyzed in urgent situations when people need their help in the face of some kind of danger. That sounds really strange, doesn’t it?…

Four Metaphors of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

In psychotherapy, it’s very common to use metaphors to help patients connect with their problem and better understand what the therapist is trying to communicate. Telling simple stories somehow helps with comprehension and empathy. Concretely, acceptance and commitment therapy metaphors…

Prisoner Rehabilitation: Truth or Myth?

Article 25.2 of the Spanish Constitution touches on prisoner rehabilitation and that the penalties imposed for committing a crime must keep it in mind. It’ll start in prison and must end outside of it. We can’t forget that resocialization implies…

Prison Education

There’s a debate about whether or not education in closed environments such as prisons is effective. Is it a kind of utopia? Will the students see results? While there are plenty of opinions about prison education, a branch of social…

Raymond Cattell and His Theory on Personality

Raymond Cattell was born in England at the beginning of the 20th century. He’s one of the most important personality theorists in the history of psychology. Thus, his contributions were decisive to the trait theory (also called dispositional theory) and…

Non-Pharmacological Therapy for Dementia

Before defining what Alzheimer’s disease and non-pharmacological therapy consist of, we must first take a look at dementia. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines dementia as “a usually progressive condition (such as Alzheimer’s disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (such…

Aversive Conditioning and Appetitive Conditioning

Experts introduced the terms aversive conditioning and appetitive conditioning in the third generation of therapies. Sometimes, they’re also known as contextual therapies. They’re very interesting concepts because they’re directly related to our behavior. Aversive conditioning and appetitive conditioning are mainly…

Seven Traits of Megalomaniacs

Do you know a person who’s convinced that everything they say or think is grandiose? This person is probably a megalomaniac. Usually, megalomaniacs belittle others because they feel superior. But apart from their huge ego, how do you truly identify…

Learn about Panic Disorder in Children

Basically, panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a human emotion. It’s when your nervous system reacts to a situation or stimulus that you consider “threatening”. In other words, it actually has an adaptive purpose because it exists to help…

Self-Determination Theory and Human Motivation

Self-determination theory (SDT) is often part of the diplomatic and political context that describes the process that a country undergoes in order to ascertain its independence. However, self-determination also has a much more personal and relevant meaning in psychology: it’s…

Trichotillomania in Children

Some people feel the urge to pull out their own hair. The physical consequence, which is immediately visible, is hair loss that may lead to bald spots in the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Trichotillomania in children is a worrying disorder.…

Intelligence is a Collective Reality

The brightest moments in the history of mankind demonstrate that those we call “geniuses” aren’t usually isolated figures. Whenever one of those privileged minds appears, there are many men and women around them who also stand out intellectually. That’s why…

The Seven Different Types of Depression

According to the field of psychiatry and its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM-5), there are seven different types of depression. However, these classifications are flexible and subject to change. One of the main problems with psychiatry…

Seven Famous Erik Erikson Quotes

Erik Erikson worked as a teacher until he met Anna Freud. The daughter of the famous psychoanalyst inspired him to start studying at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, specializing in child psychoanalysis. Some of his most important work was his theory of…

Expressive Therapies: The Psychology of Drawing

Within the framework of expressive therapies, we can find the psychological interpretation of drawings. This can be an interesting resource in the evaluation of cases. Drawing tests can be a valuable source of information about the personal characteristics of the…