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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. Connect with Janey on Linkedin.

Top 8 Movies about Mental Illness That Will Take You into the Deepest Realms of the Human Psyche

Do you like movies about mental illness? Why are we so fascinated with movies in which the protagonist is suffering from some sort of mental disorder? Is it because we feel an affinity with the main character? Or that the narrative can take us into the deepest realms of the…

Gaslighting: the Subtle Form of Psychological Manipulation Psychopaths Use

There are many forms of psychological manipulation. Today, we will talk about Gaslighting. Gaslighting is a term used by psychologists to describe tactics employed by certain types of people when they try to manipulate their victims into thinking they are going mad. Where did the term gaslighting come from? The…

Psychiatric Disorders Like Anxiety and Bipolar Could Be the Cost of a High IQ, Science Reveals

Could high IQ be responsible for psychiatric disorders? Let's see what science has to say... It has generally been accepted that your level of IQ has some bearing on how physically healthy you are. This is because individuals that are healthy tend to practice certain lifestyles that require learning, knowledge…

The Effects of Child Neglect Demonstrated in Two Shocking Brain Scans

As it seems, child neglect causes irreparable damage to the brain. To a layperson, there is one big difference between the two brains in the image above, and that is size. Without knowing who they belong to we might surmise that they are of different ages, and that accounts for…

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence to Take Advantage of You

Did you know that manipulators often use emotional intelligence to take advantage of other people? Here is how. Most people are aware of the term emotional intelligence (EQ or EI). The term was created back in the 1960’s by researchers Peter Salavoy and John Mayer, and brought to the public’s attention…

10 Diversion Tactics Manipulative People Use to Silence You

Many times people who were in a relationship with manipulative people did not realise it until they left it. Only then, when they looked back objectively, did it become clear the extent of how much they had been degraded. This is because we try to make sense of manipulative people,…