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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.
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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 [...]

  • FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

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 [...]

  • symbols and meanings

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Science of Sensation-Seeking: Why Some People Love Risky and Scary Stuff

By |2019-11-07T17:15:37+02:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that loves horror films? Or do you hide behind a cushion at the scary parts? Psychologists call the behaviour of people who love scary movies sensation-seeking. But what draws some of us to risky and scary stuff and not others? The Science of Sensation-Seeking I remember I have always [...]

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Why Do Psychopath Traits in Males Seem So Attractive to Women?

By |2019-11-03T18:55:58+02:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

We all love a bad boy, right? They are the exciting, unpredictable, alluring and mysterious men that we find attractive. I mean, who wants a cardigan and slippers guy when you can be swept off your feet by a charming seducer? But hang on a minute, what’s so wrong with a lovely, caring man? Someone [...]

  • other words for dumb

12 Other Words for Dumb to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

By |2019-10-27T12:31:16+02:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Languages|Tags: , , , , , |

With the world so divided at the moment, it seems everyone we talk to has a completely different opinion. I think it’s all very well to have an intelligent conversation. You broaden your outlook. You get to hear another side of the topic. But sometimes you come across a person who is, well, let’s just [...]