Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory and What It Reveals about Today’s Society

Brexit has caused deep divisions in households in the UK. In France, the ‘gilets jaunes’ are threatening to bring the country to a standstill over rising fuel costs. Can conflict theory help us understand why? If you’ve noticed that the world seems to be getting a lot less tolerant these…

What Is the Barnum Effect and How It Can Be Used to Fool You

Have you ever read your horoscope and thought that it was amazingly accurate? You might just be a victim of the Barnum Effect. The Barnum Effect, also known as the Forer Effect, occurs when people believe that vague and general descriptions are accurate representations of traits that belong to them…

How Internet Communication Is Changing Our Perceptions of Life

Who doesn’t use the internet as a means of communication these days? But have you ever wondered about the effect it has on how we perceive life? Internet communication has risen drastically over the last couple of decades. More of us own mobile phones, computers, and laptops. Social media sites…

Signs Asperger’s Syndrome Could Be the Next Stage of Human Evolution

Asperger’s Syndrome is a disorder characterized by poor social skills - however, some believe there are signs it will contribute to our evolution. Before I explain why, I’d like to tell you a story. Years ago, I worked for a government office that dealt with sick leave and benefits payments.…

Personality Color: What Your Favorite Color Reveals about Your Personality

Do you have a favorite color? Do you realize that color can reveal aspects of your personality? Take a look at your wardrobe. Is it full of one particular color? Do you gravitate to one or two colors and never wear certain shades? Colors have a strong psychological effect on…