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About Janey Davies

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.

Sadistic Tendencies Are Pretty Common – How to Spot Them in People You Know

By |2019-12-05T15:02:05+02:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

We’ve all heard about psychopaths, serial killers and sociopaths. Those of us who are interested in deviant behaviour know what makes up the Dark Triad. And we could probably reel off more than a few character traits from Hare’s Checklist of Psychopathy. But what about sadism? Where does that rank in the above personality trait [...]

What Do Dreams about Sharks Mean? Scenarios & Interpretations

By |2019-12-01T19:44:20+02:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Sharks. Denizens of the deep. Fearsome predators. Sharks have a negative association in real life. Just two bars of music from Jaws conjures up the image of that terrifying mouth of razor-sharp teeth rising from the ocean. So what do dreams about sharks mean? Does the presence of a shark in your dream indicate a [...]

Why Social Media Is Toxic and Bad for Your Mental Health

By |2019-11-30T22:59:27+02:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you suffer from Facebook Envy or Sadfishing? Have you ever heard of Internet Banging? The internet is an amazing tool for the majority of us. As a result, more and more teenagers are spending longer online and without parental supervision. But some experts are now saying that social media is toxic. Here are just [...]

9 Signs of a Scam Artist and Manipulation Tools They Use

By |2019-11-27T17:19:57+02:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve always been interested in the darker side of a person’s personality, particularly deviant behaviour. I want to know why someone might stray from the straight and narrow. So I often watch programmes about scam artists and their victims. And I think to myself, how did they fall for their tricks? Do they use specific [...]

3 Ways Freedom of Thought Is Being Compromised Today and What to Do

By |2019-11-22T20:27:01+02:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Luckily, the majority of us have free speech, but what about freedom of thought? Surely we own our thoughts? There is nothing that can influence them? I mean, we are not living in some dystopian future where we have to monitor what we think. And as far as I’m aware, no one can delve into [...]

How Symbols and Meanings Affect Our Perception in the Modern World

By |2019-11-26T20:38:34+02:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Do you get hungry when you see the golden arches of McDonald's? Are you proud when you think about your National flag? You might not think these two things are connected, but they are. They are both symbols, and although they have very different meanings, they demonstrate how they affect our perception. Symbols and Meanings [...]

Are You Living Inside an Echo Chamber? 9 Ways to Break Free

By |2019-11-11T12:01:35+02:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

You may have heard there will be an election in the UK before Christmas. Now, don’t worry, this article is not about politics. I’m not about to start banging on about which political party you should vote for. I bring up the election because it highlighted a situation I hadn’t heard of before – an [...]

7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2019-11-10T11:33:31+02:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]