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About Janey Davies

Janey Davies is 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.

What the Psychology of Values and Beliefs Reveals about Human Beings

By |2019-08-22T13:22:01+03:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

What do you believe in? What are your main values in life? You might take a few minutes to answer those questions. However, if I asked you to think about where your values and beliefs came from, would you find that more difficult? How do we acquire our values and beliefs and why are they [...]

What Dreams about Snakes Mean and How to Interpret Them

By |2019-08-18T13:01:10+03:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many people who have a phobia of snakes, but whether we like it or not, snakes feature in our waking lives. We use them to describe certain attributes in other people. For example, a 'snake in the grass' is someone we don’t trust. Snakes are symbolic. From the very beginning in the Bible, [...]

What’s the Difference Between Being Introverted and Shy, According to Science?

By |2019-08-13T13:00:56+03:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

How would you feel if I asked you to be the host at a prestigious party? What about public speaking? Do you see them as a challenge or do they make you feel like being sick? The chances are if it’s the latter, you’re probably a shy person. But are you introverted as well? More [...]

Why Do We Find Vulnerable People Attractive, According to Psychology?

By |2019-08-12T18:34:35+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is it about vulnerable people that draws us in and makes us want to comfort and protect them? Moreover, why are they attractive to us? In the past, those that showed their vulnerability were mocked and shunned for being weak. These days, you only have to spill your guts and we gravitate around. We [...]

How a Psychopath’s Brain Is Different from a Normal One and What It Means

By |2019-08-06T14:59:12+03:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Psychopathy is classed as an anti-social personality disorder, but could there be a difference in a psychopath’s brain that leads to psychopathic behaviour? When it comes to some of the most heinous acts of violence in human history, psychopaths are often to blame. We portray psychopaths in the media as cold-blooded, evil monsters who lack [...]

6 Things That Make a Female Narcissist Different from a Male One

By |2019-08-01T17:35:39+03:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Narcissism is common across the genders, but is there a difference between a male and a female narcissist? You would think that there are shared narcissistic traits for both male and female narcissists, but, in actual fact, there are some interesting differences. However, before we go on to explore these differences, let’s just recap on [...]

Is There a Link between Physical Appearance and Personality?

By |2019-07-25T13:56:15+03:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Can you tell a person’s personality just from their appearance? Some experts believe it is possible. I attended a strict all-girls school in my teens and even then you could tell who the introverts and extroverts were, just by observation. The introverts were quiet, with closed-off body language and kept themselves to themselves. On the [...]

How Choice Blindness Affects Your Decisions without You Knowing

By |2019-07-10T17:33:50+03:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Once you’ve made a choice, you’d stick by it, right? Actually, it’s not that simple, and choice blindness can help us understand why. Choice blindness is a psychological term to describe a lack of awareness in our decisions. We will make a choice but then forget about it. Not only that, but we are not [...]