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.

Why Striving for Meaning in Life Is More Important Than Striving for Happiness

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Having a sense of purpose and meaning in life increases your happiness levels, studies reveal. If I look along my bookshelf, I notice a lot of volumes with the word ‘happy’ in the title. The study of happiness has boomed recently with books, webinars and courses designed to help us find this elusive emotion. However, [...]

3 Reasons Why People with High IQ Levels Fail Socially (and How to Overcome Them)

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

There are many kinds of intelligence, but some people with high IQ levels seem to struggle more with social situations. However, learning to be socially adept is a skill, just like any other, and so can be learned. There are three common reasons why people with high IQ levels struggle with social situations. They tend [...]

5 Myths about Mental Illness You Probably Believe to Be True

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

There are some common misconceptions and myths about mental illness many people believe to be true. Being sick is no picnic. But what if you were sick with an invisible illness, something only you and your physician understood? Well, this is true about a great number of people. Living with an invisible illness, like mental [...]

4 Psychologically Damaging Things Most Parents Say to Their Children

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , , |

Are you guilty of saying these psychologically damaging things to your children? Most parents are. As children grow, they need to be nurtured in such a careful way, since their minds are so delicate. As a child, our deep-rooted perceptual foundations are built by the influence of the adults in that child’s life. There are [...]

A Different View of Mental Illness or What a Shaman Sees in a Mental Hospital

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

What if I told you that mental illness is not what we think it is? I’m sick. At least that’s what they tell me. My psychiatrist gives me the same speech while writing out a new prescription for a stronger medication. The pills I took the previous month just didn’t seem to curb the abnormal [...]

The Human Heart Has a Mind of Its Own, Scientists Find

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

The human heart has always been a symbol of love and romance. In reality, however, it is an organ that pumps blood around our bodies. So where has this emotional connection to love come from? No other organ in the human body has this connection with an emotion, so could there be something behind the [...]

Lazy People Have One Mental Advantage, Studies Show

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Health, Success Skills, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Are you one of those lazy people? Well, then you probably have a mental advantage over your active peers! Personally, I’m quite a lazy person. Sort-of. I like being productive and getting things done, but I also like the tasks that allow me to stay in my pyjamas in bed all day – such as [...]

The Time You Spend in the Shower Can Determine How Lonely You Are

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Do you spend a lot of time in the shower? Here's what it could reveal about your loneliness. Whether you’re the type to take a five-minute shower in the morning, or a luxurious hour-long soak in the tub in the evening, it can say a lot about how lonely you are. Loneliness can look differently [...]

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