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About Francesca Forsythe, LL.M., M.Phil.

Francesca Forsythe is a professional writer who holds a dual award Master's degree in European Law and Philosophy of Law from Leiden University. She has written for several websites on a range of subjects across lifestyle, relationships, and health & fitness, as well as academic pieces in her fields of study. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy along with broadening her knowledge to create a holistic approach to achieving success.
  • status quo bias

What Is Status Quo Bias and How It Leads You to a Mediocre Life

By |2020-06-01T23:04:13+03:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Status quo bias is a powerful cognitive bias that can affect you so severely that it leads you to live a mediocre life. There are many different cognitive biases which can have a powerful impact on our psyches and our lives. One of the most common ones is status quo bias. It stops people from [...]

  • Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

4 Most Interesting Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

By |2020-06-01T23:09:55+03:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intelligence and how we gain it has been a puzzle for centuries, but there are four theories in psychology I think you’ll find most interesting. Psychologists have been trying to define intelligence for centuries, but many disagree on what intelligence really is. This has led to the development of many different psychological theories of intelligence [...]

  • mere exposure effect

Mere Exposure Effect: 3 Examples Show Why You Love Things You Used to Hate

By |2020-06-01T23:57:32+03:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

The mere exposure effect can guide our preferences without us even realizing. In a year, you may like something you hate right now. Have you ever wondered why your preferences change as you get older? Maybe you hated olives and now you love them. Maybe you and your best friend hated each other and now [...]

  • famous people with Asperger’s

7 Famous People with Asperger’s Who Made a Difference in the World

By |2020-06-02T00:11:16+03:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Asperger’s is a common disorder that affects over 37 million people. However, some of those sufferers with Asperger's are famous people who have made a profound difference in the world. It can be a worry when someone we care about has something which makes them a little different. Asperger’s is a common mental disorder that [...]

  • projection bias

What Is Projection Bias and How to Avoid It at Work

By |2020-06-02T00:36:33+03:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

What you believe is true and what is actually true may not be the same thing, and this can lead us to projection bias. When you’re working on an important project or just working with others, it’s important to understand other people are different from ourselves. If we are focused on something which means a [...]

  • backfire effect

The Backfire Effect: Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Change Our Minds?

By |2020-06-02T00:39:18+03:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

We all suffer from biases in our own thinking, but the backfire effect is one of the most counterintuitive. What Is the Backfire Effect? Most of us tend to question our beliefs when we find evidence which doesn’t agree with them. The natural response to differing information is to adjust our thinking and consider why [...]

  • epicurean philosophy

4 Ways Epicurean Philosophy Can Help You Be More Happy

By |2020-06-02T00:55:15+03:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Epicurean philosophy has been one of the most influential schools in philosophy to guide what really makes people happy. Philosophy has always had at its heart the pursuit of happiness and the greater good. It seeks to understand life and how we can enjoy it to its fullest. There are many schools of thought in [...]

  • deja reve phenomenon

Déjá Rêvè: An Intriguing Phenomenon of the Mind

By |2020-06-09T23:43:45+03:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve all heard of Déjá Vu, meaning to have already seen, but déjá rêvè is an interesting phenomenon meaning already dreamed. How Is Déjá Rêvè Different to Déjá Vu? Déjá vu is a common phenomenon in which we think we have already lived a certain event. Usually, we experience déjá vu in situations we should [...]