Social Psychology

Social Psychology helps us to understand how society functions. In this section, you’ll find out about theories and approaches to go deeper in your interactions and find out more about those aspects of people’s personalities which help and hinder living alongside each other.

What’s the Black Sheep Effect?

They say that there’s a black sheep in every family. It’s a metaphor that people use to describe those who are a bit different from the rest, those that don’t toe the line. These differences can be in their physical…

Shared Misfortune – Is It More Bearable?

Several popular sayings address the question of whether shared misfortune is more bearable from different perspectives. On one hand, the old saying “Misery loves company” basically says that you’re better off when misfortune happens to many people and not just…

Conversation Techniques to Obtain Information

We can use different conversation techniques to get information from others. These techniques for obtaining information range from conversation to interrogation. We can also define the different techniques according to how invasive they are. At one end of the scale,…

Do You Use Passive Communication?

Statistics show us that many people practice passive communication. We may even do it ourselves, even though we’ll never have defined it that way. The fact here is that we’re talking about a communicative style that’s quite harmful to us.…

Generosity from a Psychological Perspective

There have been several new studies in recent years on generosity from a psychological perspective. They reveal data that would support the benefits of practicing it. Some humanist-existentialist authors, especially Erich Fromm and Victor Frankl, emphasized ethical values ​​and love.…

Taijin Kyofusho, The Disorder of Fears

Taijin kyofusho disorder is a particular social phobia. It’s a social phobia that makes people scared of offending others somehow, either by saying something wrong, making the wrong gesture, or even by looking at them the way they do. As…

Psychosocial Support after Disasters

The design and goal of psychosocial support during and after disasters intend to minimize the psychological and social consequences of a catastrophic event on people and their communities. Psychosocial intervention teams are usually comprised of coordinators, psychologists, and volunteers with…

Learn All about Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is fueled by technological advances that continue to shape our ever-changing ecosystem. In this new context, skills that weren’t a priority before are now fundamental in our society. Thus, organizations, companies, media, and even boys and girls are…

Relational Frame Theory and Human Behavior

Relational frame theory (RFT) is a theory about language and cognition that serves as an experimental basis for acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). From the perspective of relational frame theory, behavior and language are intrinsically related. This framework provides a…

What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Behavioral addictions don’t involve substances or drugs. People who suffer from them experience considerable deterioration in all areas of their lives. In many ways, they’re very similar to drug or substance addictions in their characteristics and consequences. According to a…