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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.

8 Examples of Butterfly Effect That Changed the World Forever

The Butterfly Effect is a theory that a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world can cause devastating consequences in another part. Previously, the term was weather-related, but nowadays it is a metaphor for how a small and insignificant event can cause a major change in circumstances.…

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist with 20 Most Common Traits of a Psychopath

Here is an adapted version of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, which can help you find out that someone you know might be a psychopath. The term ‘psychopath’ was first coined in the late 1800s, and comes from the Greek psykhe and pathos, which mean ‘sick mind’ or ‘suffering soul.’ In…

4 Creepiest Psychology Experiments in History

Some psychology experiments conducted in the past would seem creepy and unethical to today's people. Here are 4 of them. It is true to say that psychology is not an exact science. To this end, psychology experiments have been used to quantify data and bring about qualitative results that can…

5 Incredible Ways Repressed Memories Can Affect Your Life

Why do we have repressed memories? Could it be that some experiences are just too painful that our minds seek to protect us by shutting them down? Experts believe that there is a common thread with repressed memories. When intense stress or trauma gets too severe, actual neurological changes happen…

Social Proof: a Phenomenon That Explains How the Society Challenges Our Free Will

We all like to think that we are autonomous beings, going about our lives making conscious decisions based on free will and educated reasoning. So would it surprise you to learn that many of the choices we make are in fact influenced by a phenomenon called social proof? What is…

How to Handle Criticism the Way Mentally Strong People Do

No one likes to be the subject of criticism. It challenges our sense of self-belief and can leave us feeling belittled and judged. There are some people, however, that relish being criticized, that look forward to a challenge and do not take criticism to heart. These are the mentally strong.…

You Know You’ve Read Too Many Psychology Articles When You Do These 10 Things

What is it about psychology articles that gets us intrigued? Mention that you have an interest in psychology and you’re likely to get a response like: “Oh are you going to analyse me?” Psychology is the tool in which we use to find answers about our own psyches, but is…