Psychology

What’s Paranoia and Why Is it Harmful?

What’s paranoia exactly? Before we answer that, it’s worth mentioning that psychoanalysts and psychiatrists have slightly different responses. The concept first started in psychiatry and people first believed it was just a form of insanity. As time went on, the…

The ABCs of Psychological Trauma

Psychological trauma is one of those things that everyone talks about but no one really understands. You can’t classify every negative experience as traumatic, and not all traumas form consciously. A lot of people don’t even know that they’re traumatized,…

Why People Like Sad Music

Have you ever wondered why people like sad music so much? There’s something magnetic and attractive about songs such as “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton or “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. These songs make you get in touch with your…

Carl Jung: Psychology and Alchemy

The book Psychology and Alchemy by Carl Jung left behind a legacy that’s as fascinating as it is controversial. For this Swiss psychiatrist, one of the purposes of every human being is to become free and to nurture their individuality.…

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?…

Psychological Aspects of Diabetes

Experts have largely ignored the psychological aspects of diabetes since the illness was first discovered. However, those who suffer from this disease often experience stress, anguish, and even depression. Thankfully, now there’s a new approach that takes all these multiple…

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…