About Janey Davies, B.A. (Hons)

Janey Davies is a sub-editor of the website Learning-mind.com and a professional writer who has been published online for over 10 years. She has suffered from a panic disorder for over 30 years, which led her to an interest in human psychology. Looking to cure her own phobia prompted her to study and receive an Honours degree in Psychology with the Open University. Janey uses the experiences of her own anxiety to offer help and advice to others dealing with mental health issues. Her particular interests lie in phobias, criminology, dream analysis, and unlocking the potential of the mind. Janey has also published a psychological science-fiction novel “The Big Secret”. To relax, she walks her dogs, reads true-life crime novels, and listens to music.
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Dreams about the Ocean: Interpretations and Meanings

By |2020-03-22T17:16:17+03:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Dreaming about the ocean can be relaxing, exhilarating or downright terrifying. To understand dreams about the ocean, you have to look at the condition and the context of the ocean. However, as a rule of thumb, oceans represent our emotions, often hidden deep within our subconscious. So whenever you are analysing oceans in dreams, take [...]

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Persecution Complex: What Causes It & What Are the Symptoms?

By |2020-03-18T20:22:17+03:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you sometimes feel that everyone is against you? That the world has it in for you? Or that people are out to get you? You could be suffering from a persecution complex. Those statements might sound pretty outrageous, and to most of us, they are. However, did you know that according to research, at [...]

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Outcome Bias: How It Leads You to Disaster & How to Avoid It

By |2020-03-17T15:12:29+03:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Cognitive biases shape our everyday experiences and influence our decision-making. But one bias, in particular, can be extremely dangerous – the outcome bias. What Is an Outcome Bias? The outcome bias can make you focus on the end result and ignore the risks along the way. When we already know the outcome of a specific [...]

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Known Unknowns vs Unknown Unknowns: Two Sides of Ignorance

By |2020-04-14T23:22:15+03:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you how a CD worked, how confident would you feel in explaining it to me? Let’s say from 1-10? A 7, 8 perhaps? Okay, go on then, explain it, but in so much detail that I completely understand. Not so confident now? We’re talking about a phenomenon called known unknowns and unknown [...]

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Personality in the Workplace: 9 Most Difficult Types

By |2020-03-11T20:26:06+03:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Over the years, I’ve worked in a lot of different jobs. From factory floors to secretarial roles, it doesn’t seem to matter which. There’s always one personality in the workplace that gets on everyone’s nerves. And that gave me an idea. There must be specific personality types in the workplace that everyone recognises and secretly [...]

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How Safety Bias Tricks Socially Anxious People into Toxic Avoidance

By |2020-03-09T14:50:53+03:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

People with social anxiety are often told to face their fears. That gradual exposure to social situations will improve their anxiety. But research suggests those that do not improve are using safety bias tricks without realising. So what are these tricks and how do they lead to avoidance? What Are Safety Bias Behaviours? Socially anxious [...]

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Are Intelligent Women Less Likely to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists?

By |2020-04-14T23:22:22+03:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Do you think you would ever fall for a psychopath or narcissist? Most intelligent women think they wouldn’t. But skilled manipulators target all kinds of people. So can your smarts outwit a predator? Let’s find out. How Likely Is It for Intelligent Women to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists? We all like to think that [...]

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What Is Freud’s Death Drive and How It Governs Your Life

By |2020-02-29T20:09:30+03:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that feels a little frisson or thrill whenever you hear about a major fatality? Don’t worry, you’re not a psychopath, but you might just be confirming Freud’s death drive. Sigmund Freud's Life Instinct and Death Drive Sigmund Freud theorised that we all have two major opposing forces working within [...]