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.

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…

What’s an Insurgency?

Many people are confused by the term “insurgency”. For example, is the Islamic State an insurgency group or a terrorist group? It’s not an easy question to answer due to all the changes this group has undergone over the years.…

Sensitive Men – Beyond Myths

The world is full of myths related to sensitive men. This is why it’s a topic of great interest to many people, a topic we’re now seeing from a different perspective. Now, before we continue, we’d like to clarify that…

The Culture of Victim Mentality

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has assumed the role of the victim in painful or traumatic situations. We’ve felt vulnerable, unprotected, and in need of care and protection. Victimhood culture, or victim mentality, reinforces this by making the…

Caregiving for Dependent People

Caregiving for dependent people can be a major challenge, on multiple levels, from society, to family, to you as an individual. Today, we’re going to focus on these people who help take care of the people most in need of…

Get to Know the Psychology of Persuasion

For many years, social psychology has been studying persuasion techniques that can be used to change people’s attitudes and encourage people to behave in a certain way. This research not only aims to help create attractive advertising campaigns but also…

The Napoleon Complex: Truth or Fiction

Napoleon complex is a term used to describe an inferiority complex that ails some people of shorter-than-average stature. People afflicted with this complex are often forced to deal with feelings of personal inadequacy due to their limited height. Thus, people…

Ostracism and Social Exclusion

The term ostracism comes from the Greek ostrakismos, which means to banish by voting with potsherds. Ostracism and social exclusion are both forms of social punishment. They stem from all sorts of prejudice, racial or sexual discrimination, and a diversity of…

Learn All about Genovese Syndrome

Genovese syndrome is a term we use to describe the psychological phenomenon where, instead of helping, people are paralyzed in urgent situations when people need their help in the face of some kind of danger. That sounds really strange, doesn’t it?…

What’s Behind Excessive Modesty?

Modesty helps you connect with others in society. It doesn’t allow your achievements to overshadow those of other people. That being said, excessive modesty can do just the opposite. It can make relationships with the people around you more difficult.…