Psychology & Health

A healthy mind in a healthy body: scientific findings and interesting facts on psychology and health. Incredible hypotheses about human conscious and subconscious mind.

8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

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 [...]

Why the Younger Generation Is Lonelier Than the Older Generation

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

We all feel lonely from time to time, however, persistent loneliness appears to be on the increase. This is especially true of the younger generation. There are several factors that may be causing this increase, including changes in the way we live and increased use of social technology. However, happily, there are also several ways [...]

Negativity Is Not Always What It Seems: 5 Things That May Be Hiding Behind the Label ‘Negative Person’

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Negativity seems to have no place in the age of self-actualization. We're all striving to keep negativity out of our lives. Many invest all their energy in trying to cultivate a positive mindset. We all know how fragile the balance is to maintain, and we are often concerned with trying to hold onto our inner harmony [...]

What Causes Depression? 4 Possible Answers That Offer Practical Solutions

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

What causes depression? Is it something that you’re born with? Is it a chemical imbalance? Is it lifestyle related, or is it your experiences? Depression and other mood disorders are very complex, and what causes depression is still not entirely understood. It's become increasingly clear in recent years that the relationship between mind and body [...]

6 Reasons Why Intelligent People Fail to Be Happy

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you noticed that some of the most intelligent and deep thinking individuals out there fail to be happy? They may have a loving life partner, family and be successful in their job; yet, there is something that occasionally makes them feel alone, sad and discouraged. As Ernest Hemingway said, “happiness in intelligent people is [...]

6 Unexpected Strengths of Those Who Have Suffered Emotional Neglect

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , |

Describing someone as having suffered through emotional neglect invokes the image of someone who is weak, a victim. Yet in reality, those who have suffered from emotional neglect have a few surprising talents and strengths hidden up their sleeve that many don’t expect. It is the slight silver lining that comes from dealing with and overcoming [...]

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 [...]

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