Psychology

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…

Psychological Behaviorism by Arthur W. Staats

Psychological behaviorism posits that personality can be explained through observable behavior. Watson first developed behaviorism, the general theory that encompasses psychological behaviorism, in 1912. Skinner further expanded the theory with his radical behaviorism. The most recent approaches by Staats speak of…

Discover Norman Bates

Norman Bates is the protagonist of one of the most iconic and celebrated films in the history of cinema: Psycho (1960), directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Anthony Perkins brought to life this frightening and complex character, who’s become the personification of a…

Letters to a Young Psychologist by Ignacio Solares

Are you thinking about studying psychology? Do you know someone who’s thinking about it? Would you like to delve into some of the historical events of this science and know how it has progressed? This work by Ignacio Solares collects historical data…

The Von Restorff Effect

The von Restorff effect is our natural tendency to remember things that stand out from the rest. This is why some people call it “the isolation effect”. It was discovered in 1933 by Hedwig von Restorff, whose research led him to…

The Negative Effects of Too Much Alone Time

A part of our DNA makes us social beings. Humans need others to survive both physically and psychologically. That doesn’t mean we’ll take any company we can get, but it does mean that people are important to us. Research has even shown…

Sexual Narcissism: What is It?

Do you ever feel used by your sexual partner? Do they only want you around when they’re in the mood for sex? Does your sexual partner only care about their own pleasure and always puts you second? If any of…

Firm or Stubborn: What’s the Difference?

Stubbornness and firmness are like coal and diamonds. The first involves rigid, inflexible opinions. The second is more about conviction. So, the main difference between them is that being stubborn means you won’t listen and being firm means you’re perfectly willing.…

Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…