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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.

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]

The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things, According to Psychology

By |2019-09-30T14:15:57+03:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

It seems that we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another tragic mass shooting or the perverse exploits of a twisted serial killer. Typically, what connects these stories are the backgrounds of the offenders. Whether those close to the perpetrators noticed or not, the offenders had a history of bad behaviour. [...]

8 Types of Bullies and the Hidden Causes of Their Behavior

By |2019-09-28T23:07:35+03:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The physical scars might fade, but the mental scars caused by bullying can last for decades. If you are a victim of bullying, knowing that your tormentor belongs in a specific category may be no comfort. However, for researchers, it’s a different story. Identifying the precise characteristics of types of bullies can help them to [...]

What Do Dreams about Losing Hair Mean? Scenarios & Interpretations

By |2019-09-21T18:52:16+03:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Men and women want long, healthy hair, so to lose it in real life is devastating. But what do dreams about losing hair mean? Let's find out. The Importance of Hair Both in Dreams and in Real Life From the Bible to the modern-day, a full head of hair signifies masculinity, sexuality, and fertility. For [...]

The Psychology of Road Rage Explained: Why Do We Get Mad When Driving?

By |2019-09-19T14:33:48+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever shouted obscenities at a passing driver for the smallest thing but felt completely justified? Are you usually mild-mannered but find that behind the wheel of a car you're a totally different person? You’re probably prone to road rage. But what causes it and why do normal people react in this aggressive way? [...]

Schadenfreude and the Psychology of This Dark State That We All Experience

By |2019-09-15T14:57:23+03:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Schadenfreude. Morrissey nailed it when he wrote the song “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful,” and you know what – I agree with him. There’s an instant feeling of warm satisfaction when someone you know didn’t get that important promotion, or they split up from their partner, or you find out that it [...]

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-09-13T21:29:04+03:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are in the middle of WWII. [...]

What Is the Meaning of Water in a Dream? How to Interpret These Dreams

By |2019-09-11T17:49:00+03:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Dreaming of water can have many different meanings, depending on the details and the kind of water involved. Water in a dream can signify a range of diverse factors. For example, it can be calm or stormy, you can drink it, and it is also a reflective surface. So what is the meaning of water [...]