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  • DREAMS ABOUT SPIDERS

What Do Dreams about Spiders Mean? 9 Possible Interpretations

By |2019-12-17T13:06:43+02:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Many of us suffer from arachnophobia, a fear of spiders, but what does it mean if you dream about them? Is it a sign you should be fearful in real life? Or could there be other possible explanations? Actually, dreams about spiders have several different meanings. In fact, there are some you might be quite [...]

  • Cyberchondria

What Is Cyberchondria and How Not to Fall for It as an Anxious Person

By |2019-11-21T14:49:12+02:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Many people are familiar with Hypochondriacs, but few are aware of the Cyberchondriacs. Both problems can greatly disrupt your life. To understand Cyberchondria, you must first know about hypochondria. For those few of you aren’t familiar with the hypochondriac, I can quickly explain. Before the internet came along, we relied on books, information from other [...]

  • fear appeal

What Is Fear Appeal and How the Mass Media and Businesses Are Using It

By |2019-11-20T18:06:40+02:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

You may not have noticed it, but you are likely to have come across fear appeal tactics used by mass media and businesses that want your custom. So what is fear appeal and how does it affect our attitudes and behaviors? Fear appeal is a carefully constructed message that aims to arouse fear in an [...]

  • Systematic Desensitization Techniques

4 Systematic Desensitization Techniques to Use to Fight Your Anxiety and Fears

By |2019-11-13T11:52:22+02:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

How would you like to learn a few ways to battle your anxiety and fears? Well, systematic desensitization may be the answer. During my lifetime, and that’s been 4 decades, I’ve tried everything I could think of to eliminate or even alleviate my anxiety. Some things helped pretty well, while other things just seemed like [...]

  • sensation-seeking

The Science of Sensation-Seeking: Why Some People Love Risky and Scary Stuff

By |2019-11-07T17:15:37+02:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that loves horror films? Or do you hide behind a cushion at the scary parts? Psychologists call the behaviour of people who love scary movies sensation-seeking. But what draws some of us to risky and scary stuff and not others? The Science of Sensation-Seeking I remember I have always [...]

  • scopophobia

What Is Scopophobia, What Causes It and How to Overcome It

By |2019-11-04T12:03:09+02:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

If you are afraid of having your picture taken or being looked at by other people, you could have scopophobia. There are ways to find out. I remember being frightened right before speech class. I knew that everyone would be staring at me, and maybe some of them would be making fun of me too. [...]

  • specific phobias social anxiety

5 Specific Phobias That Can Arise from Social Anxiety

By |2019-10-24T16:57:05+02:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Anxiety is crippling. It can suck up all your joy and confidence and leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Anxiety disorders breed specific phobias, and specific phobias breed anxiety. There are a few main types of anxiety, these are: Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specific Phobias Social [...]

  • FEAR OF COMMITMENT

What Causes a Fear of Commitment, 6 Signs You Have It and How to Cope with It

By |2019-10-22T16:55:11+02:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you have a fear of commitment? How do you even know whether you or someone you love struggles with this issue? What are the ways you can tackle this irrational fear? “What are you doing on Friday? Can we meet up in the evening?” (Painfully awkward pause) “I’m not sure. Let me get back [...]