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Ruth Newton has a diverse background in writing and film production. With a degree in English Literature from the Goldsmiths, University of London, and a master of arts degree in Documentary Film from the University of Sussex, she has written plays, magazine articles, and TV scripts. She has a passion for the arts and healthy living. You can follow Ruth on Linkedin.

The Psychology of Conformity or Why Do We Have the Need to Fit in?

What are the answers to the psychology of conformity? Why exactly do we do it? In today's crowded society, we all seek to find something about ourselves that is unique. However, by its very definition, conformity means to change behaviours in order to fit in with the people around you.…

How Karpman Drama Triangle Can Help You Resolve Conflict in Your Relationships

If you face conflict, you might want to consider the Karpman Drama Triangle in how you manage your response. The Drama Triangle is a concept developed by social scientist Stephen Karpman M.D. It defines the three roles people typically take on in high-conflict situations. These three roles are the victim,…

5 Superpowers Avid Readers Have, According to Scientific Studies

Reading is pretty cool. It can provide us with an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday lives. It can also educate us and teach us new experiences. But, there are many studies which show avid readers can develop their personalities – some would say into superpowers! What are the benefits…

How to Deal with Negative Comments about Your Work and Turn Them into Motivation

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent ages planning and executing a project, only for someone to tell you about a minute detail you’ve missed. Or they tell you ways they would do it differently. But, you can turn negative comments into a learning and development experience. Here's how. Negative comments:…

What Are Active Listening Skills and 3 Science-Backed Ways to Develop Them

There is something replacing the art of conversation – and that is the art of listening. A number of psychologists and linguists have worked hard to find the balance of what makes a good listener. It seems active listening skills play a huge part. Being an active listener can help…

5 Conflict Resolution Techniques for Dealing with Drama Queens & High Conflict People

Drama queens and high conflict personalities can turn a small disagreement into a real hell. Here are some helpful conflict resolution techniques to use when dealing with them. Who are drama queens and high conflict personalities? Drama queens and high conflict personalities thrive on attention. They are fiery, strong-minded and…

6 Signs of Controlling People and How to Deal with Them

Controlling people can be found in all areas of life. Controlling relationships can be romantic or platonic. You can find them in the workplace, at home, or even in passing interactions with strangers on the street. Being around a controlling person can be extremely emotionally draining, leaving you stressed out…

What Is Red Herring Fallacy and How to Use It to Win Any Argument

Politicians will do anything to avoid answering a question directly. They use a multitude of avoidance tactics in their rhetoric, including red herring fallacy. But what does this term actually mean and how can we use it to master everyday conversations? What Is Red Herring Fallacy? It occurs when someone…

3 Types of Unhealthy Mother-Son Relationships and How They Affect You

Some types of unhealthy mother-son relationships can be so toxic that they can ruin your own and your children’s happiness. Below you will find some examples. Mother-son relationships are complicated. While a son is growing and learning about the world and establishing his independence, he needs the nurturing and loving…