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.

Dreams Originate in the “Hot Zone” in Your Brain

New research and new discoveries in sleep science are always fascinating. For many people, dreams are an important source of personal discovery. A research team of neuroscientists from the United States, Italy, and Switzerland have discovered what they call the…

McClelland’s Need Theory in a Managerial Context

McClelland’s need theory is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the need for achievement, power, and affiliation affects people’s actions in a management setting. In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow created his own need theory. This theory identified the…

The Psychology of Social Media Trolls

What leads someone to attack others on social media? Why do some people hurt others? How does the Internet become the perfect platform for negative and malicious people? There are people who know that their comments are aggressive and potentially offensive, but they write…

Listening without Empathy: Emotional Unattachment

Listening without empathy is like looking without seeing. It’s like nodding your head although your mind is completely disconnected from what’s going on around you. It’s being there, but not really being there. Communication and empathetic listening are essential to…

Wilhelm Reich and His Approach to Sexuality

Wilhelm Reich was a really important figure in psychoanalysis. In addition, he’s considered the precursor of bioenergetics and the creator of a really effective therapy. Reich was a researcher and a writer and he loved debating ideas. He also was a…

The Yerkes-Dodson Law: Performance and Arousal

The Yerkes-Dodson law suggests that there’s a direct relationship between performance and arousal. Psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson developed this law in 1908. The Yerkes-Dodson law establishes that performance increases with physiological or mental arousal, but only…

What is Abnormal Psychology?

You’ve probably never heard the term abnormal psychology before. However, as we’ll see in this article, abnormal psychology is very well-known. To understand this particular field, you have to understand what we mean we say “abnormal”. At first glance, it seems obvious.…

Your Brain Can Heal You

Your brain changes with every new thought, new thing you learn, and new experience you have. This plastic, complex, and fascinating organ can be our ally when it comes to preventing and treating endless conditions. That’s why understanding that your…

Shame, A Restrictive Emotion

“What will they think of me if I explain how I really feel?”, “I hope they don’t ask me, I’d hate to have to answer that in front of all these people”, or “I can’t speak in front of a…

I Won’t Let You Feel Alone

This letter is for you. I want you to know that I won’t let you feel alone anymore. No one will pass you by, you’ll no longer feel unappreciated or taken advantage of. I won’t let you feel alone because you…

Wilhelm Stekel and His Views on Psychoanalysis

The name Wilhelm Stekel isn’t very well-known in psychoanalysis. He didn’t become famous like many of his colleagues, although he played a big part in the foundation of this school of thought and came up with many important concepts. Stekel…

Socrates’ Triple Filter Test

The triple filter test refers to an anecdote of the great Greek philosopher, Socrates. Many consider this anecdote a great life lesson that can help you deal with gossip and rumors. This story tells that, one day, one of Socrates’ disciples…

Ignacio Martín-Baró and Liberation Psychology

Ignacio Martín-Baró was the father of liberation psychology, a movement which completely changed our understanding of social psychology. Inspired by other liberation movements, Martín-Baró focused on studying people’s problems and circumstances.  Community psychology stemmed from his ideas. It focuses on empowering communities,…

Transpersonal Consciousness

Transpersonal psychology is the only school of psychology that studies the processes that transcend individual identity and the states of consciousness. Within this framework, people study transpersonal consciousness based on three broad developmental categories: the pre-egoic, the egoic, and the transpersonal…