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Janey D.

About Janey D.

Janey Davies has been published online for over 8 years. She is the head writer for Shoppersbase.com, she also writes for AvecAgnes.co.uk, Ewawigs.com and has contributed to inside3DP.com. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology and her passions include learning about the mind, popular science and politics. When she is relaxing she likes to walk her dog, read science fiction and listen to Muse.

Top 10 Careers with the Most Psychopaths – Did Your Profession Make the List?

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

These are top 10 careers in which you are most likely to meet a psychopath. If your idea of a psychopath is a disturbed killer, wandering the streets at night, deciding on who his next murder victim is going to be, you might be surprised. Psychopaths live in today’s society. They hold down jobs, have [...]

Why Psychopathy Is Commonly Associated with Charm and High Intelligence

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Charm and intelligence are two of the most common traits on the psychopathy checklist, devised by Dr. Robert Hare. This checklist is now used extensively as a tool to determine whether people fall into the category of psychopathy. On the surface, psychopaths have a reputation for being highly intelligent and charming. This is in no [...]

Top 8 Movies about Mental Illness That Will Take You into the Deepest Realms of the Human Psyche

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , |

Do you like movies about mental illness? Why are we so fascinated with movies in which the protagonist is suffering from some sort of mental disorder? Is it because we feel an affinity with the main character? Or that the narrative can take us into the deepest realms of the human psyche? Or is it [...]

The Link between Selfies and a Lack of Self-Confidence That You Were Not Expecting

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Are you a person who tends to look at other people's selfies? Science says it is a sign that you have a lack of self-confidence. Do you have a friend or colleague that posts up endless selfies on social media? We all seem to know that one person who delights in capturing their face from [...]

Gaslighting: the Subtle Form of Psychological Manipulation Psychopaths Use

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

There are many forms of psychological manipulation. Today, we will talk about 'Gaslighting'. Gaslighting is a term used by psychologists to describe tactics employed by certain types of people when they try to manipulate their victims into thinking they are going mad. Where did the term ‘gaslighting’ come from? The term ‘gaslighting’ comes from the [...]

Psychiatric Disorders Like Anxiety and Bipolar Could Be the Cost of a High IQ, Science Reveals

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Could high IQ be responsible for psychiatric disorders? Let's see what science has to say... It has generally been accepted that your level of IQ has some bearing on how physically healthy you are. This is because individuals that are healthy tend to practice certain lifestyles that require learning, knowledge and an understanding of how [...]

The Effects of Child Neglect Demonstrated in Two Shocking Brain Scans

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

As it seems, child neglect causes irreparable damage to the brain. To a layperson, there is one big difference between the two brains in the image above, and that is size. Without knowing who they belong to we might surmise that they are of different ages, and that accounts for the discrepancy in volume. But [...]

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence to Take Advantage of You

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that manipulators often use emotional intelligence to take advantage of other people? Here is how. Most people are aware of the term emotional intelligence (EQ or EI). The term was created back in the 1960’s by researchers Peter Salavoy and John Mayer, and brought to the public’s attention in a popular book of [...]

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