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.

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis, scientifically known as hypnagogia, is a vivid perceptual experience that occurs at the beginning of the sleep cycle. Furthermore, hypnagogic hallucinations are highly vivid dreams full of visual, tactile, and auditory phenomena. In contrast, hypnopompic hallucinations are similar…

Exercise and Mental Health: How Much Is Too Much?

Exercise and mental health directly impact your overall health. Many studies suggest that exercise helps people cope with mental health problems and that it significantly boosts their well-being. However, a recent study confirmed a hypothesis that should come as a warning…

Three Work Motivation Theories

Work is an essential part of life. If you take into account the hours you spend sleeping and enjoying free time, you’ll realize that work represents a big chunk of your life. Therefore, it’s really important that you remain motivated at…

A Growth Journey through Your Memories

Emotional immaturity is synonymous with a lack of emotional development. To become emotionally mature, you have to digest things, develop, and grow. In other words, emotional development requires a growth journey that’s characterized by the relationship between your emotions and the…

Estanislao Zuleta: A Self-Taught Psychoanalyst

Estanislao Zuleta is not very well-known outside of Colombia, despite the fact that this philosopher was a United Nations advisor and really impacted his country’s culture. Nevertheless, his work is being read by new generations. One of the most fascinating aspects of Estanislao…

David Hume: Biography and Work

Philosophy is a discipline that tries to solve the mysteries of life, our world, and the reasons for our existence. Before science, humanity tried to answer certain questions in very different ways. First of all, there was a rise of…

Mercedes Rodrigo: Spain’s First Female Psychologist

Mercedes Rodrigo was Spain’s first female psychologist. Her work has only recently begun to gain recognition after decades of obscurity. She spent a lot of her life studying professional education and employee selection processes. In addition, she also founded the first…

Prescription Drug Abuse for Academic Performance

People use all kinds of prescription drugs nowadays. For example, taking a pain-reliever to avoid getting a headache is considered normal. One of the consequences of this is that prescription drug abuse is becoming more and more common.  These days, one…

What Mind Control Looks Like

You might think you know what mind control looks like, but it’s not always how it’s portrayed in movies. Have you ever felt that you were being exploited at work? Sometimes, you give way more than you receive. You’re not…

Bipolar Disorder and Relationships

The most common symptoms of bipolar disorder are sustained, quick, and drastic changes in someone’s mood. These fluctuations considerably affect an affected person’s ability to adapt. In this regard, bipolar disorder and relationships is a complicated combination. The typical bipolar…

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development refer to a comprehensive psychoanalytical theory that identifies a series of stages a healthy individual must experience throughout their lifetime. Each stage is characterized by a psychosocial crisis of two conflicting forces. Erik Erikson, like…

Why Is There so Much Violence in Soccer?

Why is there so much violence in soccer, specifically among fans? We see many news stories about violent clashes between rival fans. The last violent occurrence happened in the Copa Libertadores finals, during a game between the Argentine teams River Plate…

Classical Test Theory

In psychology, tests are either psychological or psycho-technical and are designed to study or evaluate a function. Thus, psychological tests are tools that evaluate or measure the psychological characteristics of a subject. Read on to find out more about classical…

Is it Possible to Change Your Personality?

We’ve all probably wanted to change certain parts of our personality at some point. There are many reasons for that, but the main one is that there’s something about the way we interact with the world that we don’t like about…

Item Response Theory (IRT)

One of the most important tasks of psychological intervention is evaluation. This evaluation is often determined by test results. In this regard, item response theory (IRT) is a test measurement theory that complements classical test theory. Classical test theory (CTT) and…

The Ancient Greek Cure for Depression and Anxiety

The Ancient Greek cure for depression and anxiety is based on an interesting holistic approach, a well-known lifestyle known as “bios pythagorikos”. This lifestyle is related to healthy habits, diet, exercise, and, particularly, mental development. Tending to the body and mind…

Theodor Reik and Non-Medical Psychoanalysis

Theodor Reik marked a before and after in psychoanalysis and wrote remarkable books where he manifested his reflections. His work paved the way so that laymen could psychoanalyze people just like doctors. He made great contributions to psychoanalytic theory. He passionately…