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How the Freedom of Choice Can Be Confusing and What to Do about It

By |2019-10-20T19:53:11+03:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Have you ever found yourself baffled by the hundreds of boxes of cereal in front of you in the grocery store? Then you will be familiar with the concept of too much choice. In today's modern society, we are given numerous options to choose from. In fact, freedom of choice from many different options (whether it [...]

How to Practice Diffuse Thinking to Supercharge Your Creative Power

By |2019-10-09T15:20:00+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Focused thinking gets us straight to the point when trying to find an answer. With diffuse thinking, our creativity takes the lead. Both focused thinking and diffuse thinking have pros and cons. Both mindsets bring about quality results, just in different ways. It all depends on how creative you want to get with a project [...]

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]

The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things, According to Psychology

By |2019-09-30T14:15:57+03:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

It seems that we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another tragic mass shooting or the perverse exploits of a twisted serial killer. Typically, what connects these stories are the backgrounds of the offenders. Whether those close to the perpetrators noticed or not, the offenders had a history of bad behaviour. [...]

What Is Emotional Hijacking? How to Recognize It and Deal with It

By |2019-10-07T12:42:02+03:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by a situation that your normal reasoning processes are bypassed and you react in an irrational way? If so, you may have fallen victim to emotional hijacking. Emotional hijacking is a state where our emotions interfere with the functioning of our brain to the extent where it can result [...]

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-09-13T21:29:04+03:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are in the middle of WWII. [...]

How to Train Your Visual Memory with These 8 Fun Exercises

By |2019-08-14T18:08:57+03:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you stressed up by exams or by task lists that you have to remember quickly? Your visual memory may need a boost. An efficient visual memory will speed up tasks tremendously, and you will be relieved that you can train yours with simple exercises at home. What Is Visual Memory? Very simply, it is [...]

What Is Negativity Bias and 6 Ways It Secretly Affects Your Perception

By |2019-08-23T13:39:03+03:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever wondered by the negative things always stick in your mind more than the positive? The reason is negativity bias. What is negativity bias and why are we prone to it? It’s common to hold on to the negative things said about us rather than the compliments we receive. They can stay on your mind [...]