Emotional Empathy, Emotional Intelligence and Psychopathy: What’s the Link?

There’s a lot of psychological terms bandied about that appear to have very similar meanings. Take, for instance, emotional empathy and emotional intelligence, aren’t they kind of the same thing? Actually, they are completely different but both can relate to psychopathy. Let’s look at emotional empathy first. What Is Emotional…

What Is Learned Helplessness and How It Explains Why People Give Up on Life

Learned helplessness is a psychological phenomenon whereby humans and animals who believe they have no control over a situation will give up. The term learned helplessness was first coined in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier. They were continuing work first carried out by…

5 Reasons Why Children’s Mental Health and Brain Development Are Failing in Today’s Society

Does our modern lifestyle help or hinder children’s mental health? There are some people that believe it definitely hinders and can actually affect brain development. So it is true that children's mental health is failing in today’s society, especially when they have so much more to hand than previous generations?…

5 Types of Anxiety Disorders and Deep Core Beliefs Hiding Behind Them

Anxiety can manifest in many different ways. When it attaches to certain circumstances or behaviours it is then grouped into types of anxiety disorders. Anyone who has suffered from any of these types of anxiety disorders will know the debilitating effect it has on their lives. If you are reading…

6 of the Best TV Series That Can Compete with Quality Literature

What do you think makes the best TV series? Good acting, a great storyline, lots of twists in the plot? The television has undoubtedly provided information to the uninformed. It has allowed families to bond over massive world events like the moon landing and made entertainment available in the comfort…