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Janey Davies is a sub-editor of the website Learning-mind.com and a professional writer who has been published online for over 8 years. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology and her passions include learning about the mind, popular science and politics. When she is relaxing, she likes to walk her dog, read science fiction and listen to Muse.

4 Ways Female Psychopaths Differ from Male Psychopaths, According to Studies

By |2019-10-19T16:32:06+03:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to psychopaths, we tend to focus our attention on men. I mean, off the top of my head I can think of many male psychopaths. For example, there’s Ted Bundy, BTK, Jeffery Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Nielsen, and Richard Ramirez to name a few. But what about female psychopaths? Is there [...]

What the Body Language of the Hands Can Reveal about People

By |2019-10-13T13:22:22+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Can our hands reveal our deepest secrets? Could I tell what you’re thinking just by watching your hand movements? We’ve all heard of the study of body language, but does it apply to the hands as well? Why Our Hands Are an Important Part of Our Body Language We use our hands every day to [...]

The Psychology of Female Killers: Why Do Women Kill?

By |2019-10-10T15:40:11+03:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Women make up half of society, yet, they commit under 15% of all murders. Clearly, female killers are rare. But why do some women resort to murder? Historically, women are more at risk of violence in society. We can put this down to a few factors. For example, women tend to be smaller in size [...]

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]

The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things, According to Psychology

By |2019-09-30T14:15:57+03:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

It seems that we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another tragic mass shooting or the perverse exploits of a twisted serial killer. Typically, what connects these stories are the backgrounds of the offenders. Whether those close to the perpetrators noticed or not, the offenders had a history of bad behaviour. [...]

8 Types of Bullies and the Hidden Causes of Their Behavior

By |2019-09-28T23:07:35+03:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The physical scars might fade, but the mental scars caused by bullying can last for decades. If you are a victim of bullying, knowing that your tormentor belongs in a specific category may be no comfort. However, for researchers, it’s a different story. Identifying the precise characteristics of types of bullies can help them to [...]

What Do Dreams about Losing Hair Mean? Scenarios & Interpretations

By |2019-09-21T18:52:16+03:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Men and women want long, healthy hair, so to lose it in real life is devastating. But what do dreams about losing hair mean? Let's find out. The Importance of Hair Both in Dreams and in Real Life From the Bible to the modern-day, a full head of hair signifies masculinity, sexuality, and fertility. For [...]

The Psychology of Road Rage Explained: Why Do We Get Mad When Driving?

By |2019-09-19T14:33:48+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever shouted obscenities at a passing driver for the smallest thing but felt completely justified? Are you usually mild-mannered but find that behind the wheel of a car you're a totally different person? You’re probably prone to road rage. But what causes it and why do normal people react in this aggressive way? [...]