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About Francesca Forsythe

Francesca Forsythe is a professional writer with a Bachelors degree in Law and Philosophy. She is now currently studying a dual award Masters degree in European Law and Philosophy of Law. She has written for several websites in a range of subjects across Lifestyle, Relationships, and Health and Fitness, as well as academic pieces in her fields of study. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy, as well as broadening her knowledge to create a holistic approach to achieving success.

Book Hangover: a State You’ve Experienced but Didn’t Know the Name for

By |2019-09-06T15:55:04+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Literature, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Have you ever finished a book so good it has left you feeling deflated once it’s over? You could be suffering from a book hangover. A book hangover is a common affliction for many of us, even if we don’t realize it. It happens when the ending of a book causes emotional distress to the [...]

What Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory Teaches Us about Failure and Success

By |2019-09-05T20:20:04+03:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Bandura’s self-efficacy theory is a widely accepted method in psychology which helps us develop confidence in ourselves. Developed in the late 90s by Albert Bandura, the self-efficacy theory attempts to explain why people deal with challenges differently. Ever wondered why some of us are more apt to deal with failure and setbacks, where others find themselves [...]

Spearman Theory of Intelligence and What It Reveals

By |2019-08-29T19:44:57+03:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

The Spearman Theory of Intelligence was a revolutionary psychological theory which revolutionized how we measure intelligence. Human intelligence has always been of interest to psychologists who seek to understand human understanding.  There have been many theories of intelligence which attempt to measure it in an analytical way. In the early 1900s, psychologist Charles Spearman developed [...]

L’Esprit de l’Escalier: a State Every Introvert Has Experienced

By |2019-08-28T14:52:31+03:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , |

There is a state that is experienced by introverts the world over. L’espirit de l’escalier is a French idiom meaning to have the wit of the staircase. Although it sounds like it means nothing, it is something we have all experienced. It is something we can all relate to, but which affects introverts more than [...]

What Is Negativity Bias and 6 Ways It Secretly Affects Your Perception

By |2019-08-23T13:39:03+03:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever wondered by the negative things always stick in your mind more than the positive? The reason is negativity bias. What is negativity bias and why are we prone to it? It’s common to hold on to the negative things said about us rather than the compliments we receive. They can stay on your mind [...]

What Is Planning Fallacy and 4 Ways You Can Avoid It

By |2019-08-23T13:40:56+03:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

If you feel your organization skills are somewhat lacking, you may be falling victim to the planning fallacy. We are all guilty of mistaken planning, leaving us rushing to meet deadlines and finish tasks we thought we had plenty of time to finish. However, it happens to some of us more than others. If you [...]

The False Consensus Effect and How It Distorts Our Thinking

By |2019-08-23T13:41:03+03:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been shocked that people don't agree with you when you assumed they would? You may be experiencing the false consensus effect. What is the false consensus effect? False consensus effect is a cognitive bias which causes people to overestimate the normality of their opinions, beliefs, values, and preferences. This leads to the [...]

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence and What It Reveals

By |2019-07-27T15:15:32+03:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence was a revolutionary approach to human intelligence which took into account much more than empirical data. Robert Sternberg developed his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence in the 1980s as an attempt to understand human intelligent in terms of components rather than ability. Contrary to the beliefs of the time, Sternberg rejected [...]