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

By |2019-11-20T18:06:40+03:00November 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 [...]

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

By |2019-11-13T11:52:22+03:00November 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 [...]

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

By |2019-11-07T17:15:37+03:00November 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 [...]

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

By |2019-11-04T12:03:09+03:00November 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. [...]

5 Specific Phobias That Can Arise from Social Anxiety

By |2019-10-24T16:57:05+03:00October 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 [...]

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

By |2019-10-22T16:55:11+03:00October 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 [...]

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with 7 No-Nonsense Techniques

By |2019-10-21T14:50:08+03:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

As much as it may pain us to do it, stepping out of our comfort zone is where we find growth. Remaining where we feel comfortable often leads us to miss out on important and exciting opportunities. This can lead to both regrets and being trapped in the same routine. If you’ve had enough of [...]

What Causes Enochlophobia or the Fear of Crowds and How to Cope with It

By |2019-10-11T19:28:24+03:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Do you have an irrational fear of large crowds? If so, you may suffer from Enochlophobia, also known by the name Demiphobia. It’s more common than you think. I have many phobias. I can’t say which, at the moment, affects me more, but I know I am afraid of crowds, that's one of them. I [...]