psychology

Studying the complexities of the human mind and its many functions and behaviors.

  • Rida Tahir
    Published 7 days ago
    Dinosaurs, Tsunamis, and Falling Elevators

    Dinosaurs, Tsunamis, and Falling Elevators

    “A little girl, 6 or 7 years old, has a best friend who is staying at her place for a sleepover. The girl’s grandfather transforms into a dragon to protect his grand daughter from this girlfriend who is a devil in disguise. When he goes into her granddaughter's room to check on her, both girls are gone and the window is broken. Dragon grandfather rushes out of the window and sees the two girls running into the woods…”
  • Dena Sehati
    Published 28 days ago
    Can We Know Ourselves?

    Can We Know Ourselves?

    Every individual is always at war within themselves in order to know who they really are. But with the constant changes of our environment, society, and acquaintances, it is quite difficult to find a reasonable answer to questions such as knowing yourself. The pressure that is put on every individual by their surroundings, forces them to make minor changes in their behaviour unconsciously, which leads to being a new person, depending on the conditions that the individual lives in.
  • Tim Brunson
    Published about a month ago
    I’ve Lost My Subconscious Mind

    I’ve Lost My Subconscious Mind

    Oddly enough, the concept that we have a subconscious mind is a construct that only appears in Western culture, and is completely ignored by the rest of the world. Yet, it is an a priori concept that is taken without questioning by psychologists, the medical establishment, and most of pop culture. Yet, now that we are trying to replicate the human mind through the field of Artificial Intelligence, neuroscientists and computer sciences are completing their tasks without ever addressing the myth of a human subconsciousness.
  • Bethany Garrison
    Published 2 months ago
    If You See Timelines in Your Head, You're Probably a Synesthete

    If You See Timelines in Your Head, You're Probably a Synesthete

    I went my whole life thinking my brain worked just like everyone else's. It's natural to assume that your thought patterns aren't unique to you, that everyone sees things as you do. But when I was an upperclassman in high school, I learned about this fascinating thing called synesthesia and realized that I was in fact a synesthete. I can't even remember exactly how I discovered it, but it blew my mind to know that I'd gone my whole life without realizing my brain functioned slightly differently than the average mind.
  • HowToFind .com
    Published 2 months ago
    The Good Side of Envy

    The Good Side of Envy

    This uncomfortable feeling when someone does very well or achieves something we want, as well as the pleasure that appears when something goes wrong with that same individual, is a human reaction known as envy.
  • Melissa Yinger
    Published 3 months ago
    Facing the Fear

    Facing the Fear

    To quote Will Smith: Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. The first time I read that quote, I scoffed. Fear is real. Fear was running my life. I was afraid of financial security, the relationships I had, my family, and myself most of all. Being afraid is an experience all of humanity has. Finding the root of your fear will allow you to push past that boundary and conquer your life.
  • Eliza
    Published 3 months ago
    The 12 Freudian Defense Mechanisms

    The 12 Freudian Defense Mechanisms

    I have always referred to myself as “one big ball of empathy,” because in every situation I have encountered, I whole heartedly feel others' emotions. This has been a gift I have had my whole life.
  • Cobe Wilson
    Published 3 months ago
    What Is Psychology?

    What Is Psychology?

    What is psychology? This question is hard to answer, but it is also very easy to answer at the same time. Psychology is the study of the brain and behavior of individuals or groups. Essentially, the goal of psychology is to understand the mechanisms of the mind, whether they are biological, personality, social, or other mechanisms, and the effects that these mechanisms have on behavior. When thinking about psychology, many people, both the average citizen and professionals in the academic world, come across one question that is common to all... Is psychology a science? Many academics in other fields (such as biology, chemistry, physics) would say no. However, this is false. Psychology is a science, with its roots in physiology, chemistry, anthropology, and philosophy. Psychology, as a science, uses the scientific method to conduct research, utilizing hypotheses testing, statistical analyses, and often delving into the biological, physiological, and chemical components of behavior. Although, psychology does indeed conduct research, many academics fail to acknowledge psychology as a science, as many times "causality" (meaning the ability to cause something) is nonexistent. However, despite this, psychological science uses various methodologies to describe, explain, and predict human behavior and mental processes. Thus, psychology IS a science.
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 months ago
    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    I first learned about Maslow's hierarchy of needs in high school, it was a breakthrough for me to have been taught this. This is the kind of stuff I would think about on my own time, and finally a teacher was treating it like facts. It helped understand the concept of Self Care, and it changed my life. Unfortunately, I grew and completely forgot about it... with that said, I want to return to studying Maslow's hierarchy of needs, because I know that it will benefit me as an adult. I also had no idea that Maslow is a woman the first time I learned about this... I guess I just assumed that pretty much any writing and theories was done by a guy.
  • Catherine Agati
    Published 4 months ago
    Dyslexics Have Feelings Too

    Dyslexics Have Feelings Too

    Let’s start off with a quick understanding of dyslexia and showing that it is not just a reading problem. The child/teenager/young adult will show the following:
  • Alyssa Day
    Published 4 months ago
    Mood Color
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 5 months ago
    Common Dream Symbols

    Common Dream Symbols

    Many people claim they don't dream. Scientists and researchers say everyone dreams. It is just that they do not remember their dream. In fact, it has been determined that it is unhealthy for people not to dream. The average person dreams about two to three times every night. Some people dream up to seven times. The number of dreams depends on how long a person sleeps.