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.

The Power of Proactive Thinking

In order to take the reins of destiny, you have to stop reacting to it and dare to act as a participative agent. One way to do this is by applying proactive thinking, which permits you to face reality in…

Jay Haley and Strategic Therapy

The strategic therapy of Jay Haley is characterized by the therapist having a lot more initiative than in other types of therapies. They also have to identify a series of key points. Their responsibilities here involve things such as identifying…

Why do Children Imitate Adults?

For better or for worse, children imitate adults. Almost without us realizing it, their small eyes study and hone in on us, working in behaviors, copying gestures, and internalizing words, expressions, and even roles. We know that children will never…

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…

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.…

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…