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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.
  • Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control

Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control: Which Do You Have?

By |2020-02-26T18:42:26+02:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

When something goes wrong in your life, do you tend to blame yourself or someone else? Psychologists call this type of ‘blaming’ or ‘attribution of success or failure’ our Internal and External Locus of Control. Sounds complicated, right? Well, it’s not, and it can affect how happy your life is. So what is this locus [...]

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4 Time Travel Theories and the Physics Behind Them

By |2020-02-22T15:30:23+02:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Time travel has been the subject of many science-fiction books and films for the last few decades. But is it possible? Are there any time travel theories that could actually work? Understanding Time Travel We are all time travellers. That is to say, we all travel through time. We travel at the same time as [...]

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4 Psychological Skills Truly Smart People Have

By |2020-02-19T20:16:09+02:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Some people just seem to sail through life, don’t they? They face problems with determination, successes with humility, and are just all-around likeable, smart and decent folk. Perhaps they are using psychological skills that we don’t know about? There are certainly lots of life hacks that people use in order to get ahead. For instance, [...]

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Mirror-Touch Synesthesia: the Extreme Version of Empathy

By |2020-02-14T21:48:40+02:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When a person says ‘I feel your pain,’ you take it to mean emotionally, not physically. But people that suffer from mirror-touch synesthesia feel exactly that; other people’s physical pain. What Is Mirror-Touch Synesthesia? The Condition of Synesthesia Before we discuss this strange condition, let’s get some background on the basics of synesthesia. The word [...]

  • Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s Number or Why Most of Your Social Connections Are Not Your Friends

By |2020-02-07T11:48:15+02:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? My sister certainly has. Years ago, when her new neighbour asked her if she wanted to pop round for a coffee, she said: “No thanks, I’ve got enough friends.” Now, before you start judging my sis for being unnecessarily blunt, she does have a point. And that’s where Dunbar’s [...]

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Cyberstalking: Examples, Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online

By |2020-02-04T12:51:53+02:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stalking in any form is insidious and menacing. However, cyberstalking takes this kind of threatening behaviour to frightening new levels. The internet has evolved to become the place in which we communicate effectively and quickly. For the vast majority of us, it is a safe and pleasant place to inhibit. But for others, it can [...]

  • schizotypal personality disorder symptoms

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms and How to Spot Them

By |2020-01-29T21:41:28+02:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

We all have our little idiosyncrasies. However, when somebody starts to withdraw from society, speak, think, act and dress in an odd way, it is possible they are showing the symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder. Before we start, it is worth mentioning that schizotypal personality disorder may share similar symptoms to other disorders. For example, [...]

  • Mentalism Tricks

6 Mentalism Tricks That Will Allow You to Read People’s Minds

By |2020-01-12T17:18:39+02:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Mentalism is everywhere in our lives. Fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes use mentalism tricks to solve clues. Not to mention the highly successful US TV show – The Mentalist is based around this phenomenon. In addition, UK performer Derren Brown has made a career from using mentalism and performing tricks in his shows. So, [...]