Psychology is all about studying the human mind and trying to decipher the motives behind human behavior.
Psychologists perform numerous studies every year on both people and animals, and from the results of these studies they produce practical step-by-step applications that people can employ to improve their lives. One of the popular fields for psychological studies is learning.
Psychologists carry on studies to understand how people can improve their academic performance during various levels of their school career.
Being a student of psychology myself, I have benefited from several applications produced by contemporary psychologists that provide sound, practical advice on…
“S”, a new friend of mine was in an abusive relationship for three years, and she didn’t even know what was happening to her.
Her boyfriend was not aggressive. He was not a drunk nor did he do drugs. He did not beat her. She felt safe with him, until her left for another.
When she came to me to talk about what happened I was shocked. What she told me about her relationship raised all the red flags of narcissistic abuse, but same as many others, she did not know what was happening to her.
To anyone who is well-versed in personality types and cognitive functions, this article might seem too simple. It is, however, a first in a series that is intended to cover all the known personality and cognitive development theories. You can consider it a refresher.
The book contained a new theory he introduced after years of studying human behavior. The oversimplification of his idea is: Humans have diverse types. Those types are predetermined based on brain wiring and develop as people go through life experiences.
She sent me a message yesterday asking a direct and honest question,
“Am I flammable? Are people afraid of my reactions?”
The answer I had for her was non-diplomatic, “Yes, you are. And yes, they are.”
My twenty-years-old cousin is a university student, and she has been facing some difficulties when dealing with her friends and colleagues.
She thinks that people don’t take matters seriously enough. That they ignore signs of problems and prefer to go with the flow instead of making a stand for what they believe is right.
They, on the other hand, think she is easy to…
I would like to apologize in advance for the horrible expressions used in the story. They are copied verbatim from the mouth of the person who said them.
You can know a great deal about someone by noticing what subjects they choose to discuss. That’s why I wasn’t impressed with Mr. K when he decided to make a series of negative statements about “Indians” the first time I met him.
“If you want to keep your money safe in a reserve, put it under a pair of work boots”, he said. Implicating that indigenous people don’t like, and don’t want…
“You use the word and too much. You should consider replacing it with another word, or just a full-stop.”
That was a comment I got from my friend Simone on one of the chapters of the novel I am writing. Simone and I are partners in a writer’s group I joined 6 months ago.
I never noticed I was using the word and too much. But when I reviewed my writing, it was true. Without her comment, I would’ve never improved.
Another useful comment from Maxwell read as follows:
“Using food references to describe skin color is not advised. …
Anyone who studies Psychology or has an interest in the subject will tell you that there is no one way to motivate people.
People are so different and diverse. Their minds work in different ways. Their childhood experiences and traumas make them unique and special beings.
So, standing in front of thousands of people and telling ALL of them that doing what you say is going to change their lives for the better is a bold claim that is not supported by science.
It’s true that some people can benefit from Tony shouting and them. …
“You shouldn’t be mad at this. You are making both of us miserable now.”
If you have ever been in a relationship with a toxic, manipulative person, you probably heard that phrase plenty of times.
“Why are you making a big deal out of this?”, is another phrase commonly used by toxic partners.
Guilt trapping and blame shifting are two common methods used by toxic people to make you feel distorted and stop confronting them.
I know this because I used to use these methods whenever my partner talked to me about something she didn’t like in our relationship.
It’s well known that teenage years are not the easiest. Hormonal changes, body changes, and mental changes take place at an amazingly fast rate.
Sometimes, more often than not, teenagers don’t understand what they are going through, and they give in to fits of anger, frustration, and self-doubt.
Just as teenage years are easier for some than others, so is life in general. It seems that some people have it easier than others by the modern society standards.
They are social, outgoing, make lots of friends and enjoy life, while others struggle to keep two close friends and they feel…
“I screwed up real bad. I don’t know how to fix it”, he said, sitting in front of my desk and looking extremely anxious.
“What happened?”, I asked in a calm voice.
“I took the hourly sample from a wrong tank. The lab results are all screwed up because of me,” the nineteen years old plant operator said as he fumbled with the zipper of his coveralls.
“It’s okay. Don’t worry. We will fix it together. Let’s go take another sample,” I said, smiling encouragingly.
As a Chemical Engineer responsible for running a Petrochemical Plant, it was my responsibility to…
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