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 Effects of Mindfulness on Depression

There are many positive effects of mindfulness on depression. This fact was backed up by the World Health Organization (WHO). They found that depression is a common mental disorder that affects at least 300 million people in the world. Similarly, they…

Otto Rank and the Trauma of Birth

Otto Rank, an Austrian psychoanalyst, was the first to talk about the trauma of birth. His central theory is that being born is the first trauma humans experience. The abrupt separation from our mother and sudden exit from a protected environment to…

Embrace Your Dark Side, Face Your Monsters

Find a quiet place and sit down. This moment is for you, only for you. This is the time to embrace your dark side. Forget about the noise and your unfinished to-do list. Let that negative voice in your head fade away,…

Psychodrama: A Unique Way to Solve Problems

Psychodrama is a type of therapy that seeks to solve problems through theatrical demonstration. The therapist analyses the participants’ performances to determine the correct course of action. Jacob Levy Moreno, a Romanian psychiatrist, came up with the idea that it was…

Hyperconnection and its Consequences

Godfried Boogaard said, “In the past, you were what you had. Now you are what you share”. This quote related to the term hyperconnection didn’t come from just anyone, but from a specialist in social networks. Millions of people, especially…

When Guilt Becomes a Burden

Guilt is the price we pay to be a part of what we call civilization. Although no set of moral rules has managed to eradicate destructive behaviors, they have managed to diminish and restrict them. Without those moral mandates and…

Type C Personality: Main Characteristics

Type C personality or “cancer-prone personality” is characterized by two of its most consistent traits: the lack of expressing negative feelings and the need for harmony. Demonstrating the influence of psychological aspects in the appearance and development of cancer has become really…

Huckleberry Finn Syndrome

A syndrome is a set of medical signs and symptoms that are related to each other. They’re part of a medical profile that affects a person’s well-being. Huckleberry Finn syndrome is a perfect example of this. Huckleberry Finn is a character…

When Parents Fail Their Own Children

People talk about how sometimes children disappoint their parents. However, when parents fail their own children, willingly or not, they don’t seem to care as much. Aspects such as disrespect, lack of support, attention, and protection are silent killers that…

The Differences Between the CAT Scan and the MRI Scan

Neuropsychology is the specialized branch of psychology responsible for the study of brain functioning and its relationship with human behavior. This branch seeks the possible existent correlations between the functions of the brain and behavior. To do this, it uses…

Hyper-children: Overprotected Children and Stress

Hyper-children are the product of hyper-parenting. It’s a new and increasing trend that neglects important aspects of childhood. For example, playing, the outdoors, boredom, and facing problems. This is the result of an educational style based on over-protection, over-attention, and…

Aboulomania: When Indecision Becomes Pathological

We’ve all had to make a tough decision sometime in our lives. During these moments, we start doubting ourselves and we get nervous about not knowing which option to choose. Being indecisive when having to choose something is normal. However, when…