psychology

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 [...]

The 4 Jungian Archetypes and Why They Matter in Your Personal and Spiritual Evolution

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

The four Jungian Archetypes can be a powerful tool for spiritual evolution and can help you reach your full potential in life. The psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung proposed that everyone’s personality contains elements of four major archetypes. These archetypes provide models for our behavior and influence the way we think and act. Jung labeled [...]

How the Power of Self-Acceptance Makes the World Fit around You

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Self-acceptance is the key to feeling more confident, valuable, acceptable and whole just as you are. We all feel the hot rush of shame from time to time, that flash of discomfort that makes us want to hide away and never face the world again. But when these thoughts keep recurring, or when our fear [...]

The Other Side of Humor: Why the Funniest People Are Often the Saddest

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever noticed that the funniest people are often secretly sad? To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. - Charlie Chaplin Comedians like Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Jim Carrey and Woody Allen are some of the funniest people we know. They make all of [...]

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 [...]

Feeling Bad Can Make You Smarter, Study Finds

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

Have you ever thought that feeling bad might, in fact, benefit you in some ways? Positive thinking is currently one of the most popular concepts in psychology, as it seems to promote a number of different effects, such as elevating some of the symptoms of mental illness. However, in a crushing discovery from a team [...]

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