Psychology

Wilhelm Stekel and His Views on Psychoanalysis

The name Wilhelm Stekel isn’t very well-known in psychoanalysis. He didn’t become famous like many of his colleagues, although he played a big part in the foundation of this school of thought and came up with many important concepts. Stekel…

Ignacio Martín-Baró and Liberation Psychology

Ignacio Martín-Baró was the father of liberation psychology, a movement which completely changed our understanding of social psychology. Inspired by other liberation movements, Martín-Baró focused on studying people’s problems and circumstances.  Community psychology stemmed from his ideas. It focuses on empowering communities,…

The Meaning of Catharsis in Psychology

Catharsis in psychology refers to the process through which we “purge” negative emotions. It’s like opening a window to ventilate those spaces where problems have been living for a long time. It’s allowing your rage and sadness to take off from…

The Five Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

What motivates human behavior? According to humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow, meeting certain needs is what motivates our actions. To explain motivation, Maslow introduced his hierarchy of needs in 1943. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to satisfy basic needs before…

Christina Grof: The Spiritual Aspect of Human Nature

Christina Grof was the founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network and one of the creators of holotropic breathwork. She was a brilliant psychotherapist, president of Grof Transpersonal Training, and vice-president of the International Transpersonal Association. She wrote many books, but many…

Cognitive Patience: Processing the World in no Rush

Have we lost our cognitive patience? Have we left behind this valuable skill for understanding and processing our reality in a relaxed, but complex way? According to some neuroscientists, the answer is “yes”. You can see it everywhere nowadays, especially if…

The D-Factor and the Nine Traits of Human Evil

In general, human beings are biologically predisposed for sociability, empathy, and mutual care. This is how we have managed to survive and progress as a species. But we know that human evil exists and now we’ve discovered its potential origins: the…

According to a Study, Mindfulness Can Relieve Pain

According to a recent study published in the magazine PAIN, mindfulness can relieve chronic pain. Other researchers have made similar claims, too. One study published in the journal JAMA stated that mindfulness can specifically help relieve lower back pain. In some…

What Is Archetypal Psychology?

Human beings already made the first step by believing in Gods, in those preternatural entities that personified universal attributes, forces, and values such as the night, justice, time, and the seas. They allowed us to conceive the cosmos as a theater…

Is Psychology a Science?

Many people question if psychology is a science. They say that it’s too subjective. Similarly, they say things like “I have a knack for psychology. I can look at any person and tell what they’re like”. Affirmations like these show…

Five Educational Psychology Books You Should Read

Educational psychology studies the behavior and cognitive processes linked to educational settings. The studies researchers have carried out in this area provide us with strategies and tools that can help us create an ideal educational system. Despite being a little-known…

5 Affirmations that Can Neutralize a Narcissist

It’s not easy to neutralize a narcissist because they tend to be really charming and have significant social support. Most of them have one or several lovely facets within their personality. They don’t think of themselves as narcissists, but as…

The Different Sides of Narcissism

We all need a good dosage of self-love to know how to value ourselves and have a good self-esteem. However, narcissistic people look very confident in themselves when, deep down, they feel extremely insecure. In this article, we’ll be exposing…

The Body Language of a Man in Love

We all know that the average man has a hard time expressing his true feelings. Although this isn’t as pronounced as it was decades ago, there are still many men out there who can’t seem to connect with their emotional…