Psychology

The Seven Different Types of Depression

According to the field of psychiatry and its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM-5), there are seven different types of depression. However, these classifications are flexible and subject to change. One of the main problems with psychiatry…

Emil Kraepelin: The Father of Modern Psychiatry

The name Emil Kraepelin is one of the most important in the history of medicine. He’s basically the father of modern psychiatry, psychiatric genetics, and psychopharmacology. He was also the main figure in promoting the field of biological psychiatry, which sees mental…

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Water is an absolutely necessary part of life for most living creatures. Not being in frequent contact with it in some way or another is tricky, and a big problem for anyone with aquaphobia, or the fear of water. Aquaphobia is…

Humor as Therapy Against Stress

Humor is a natural therapy against stress. When you have a light heart, then the big problems don’t seem as big and the people who may intimidate you become less important. In this regard, you can liven up any evening…

Gustave Le Bon: Psychology of the Masses

Gustave Le Bon was born in Nogent-le Rotrou, France, on May 7th, 1841. Although he trained to become a doctor, he devoted much of his life to studying sociology, psychology, physics, and anthropology. He was a military doctor during the…

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP): What Is It?

Progressive supranuclear palsy is an extremely rare illness that affects fine motor skills, cognition, and emotions, among other things. For example, people who suffer from it can have difficulties moving, balancing, and talking. This condition affects approximately six people per…

Stanislav Grof: His Life and Work

Stanislav Grof is one of the most influential figures in psychology. He has made a name for himself through fascinating research on altered states of consciousness and holotropic breathwork. He’s also one of the founders of one of the biggest…

The Life of Psychologist Mary Ainsworth

Mary Ainsworth was an American-Canadian psychologist who, along with John Bowlby, developed one of the greatest and most helpful psychological theories on early social development: the attachment theory. At first, they created this theory only considering children. However, in the…

The Tetris Effect: What Is It?

The things we do every day have the power to change the way we think. The more time you spend on something, the more it shapes the way you see the world, and there are cases where that influence is…

Integral Psychology: A Path to Wellness

Integral psychology is a field that focuses on how we become healthy individuals. It’s a model of awareness that seeks the achievement of well-being through growth and creativity. But different people need to do different things to get there because we’re…

The Sleeper Effect

The sleeper effect is a term that refers to the influence that a piece of information that you initially discarded as false has on you. According to some theories, this effect involves someone initially ignoring a message that doesn’t seem…

Divergent Thinking in Children

Divergent thinking in children is an exceptional gift. Their open mind is full of possibilities and unusual, original, and constant idiosyncratic reasoning. However, sometimes that creative potential disappears when children grow up in an educational system that standardizes the mindset of all students,…

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…

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…

The Computer Screen Metaphor

The computer screen metaphor shows just how much your thoughts can influence you, to the point that they might even make you lose sight of your goals. It uses a simple story to describe the way your thoughts can affect you in everyday situations.…

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…

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…