4 Creepiest Psychology Experiments in History

Some psychology experiments conducted in the past would seem creepy and unethical to today's people. Here are 4 of them. It is true to say that psychology is not an exact science. To this end, psychology experiments have been used to quantify data and bring about qualitative results that can…

Gut Feeling or Irrational Fear? How to Tell the Difference

So, you’re scared… Is that a gut feeling or an irrational fear? Sometimes it can be so hard to distinguish what’s real from imaginary. Since I live a life filled with anxious feelings and clouded perspectives, I find it increasingly hard to distinguish between a gut feeling of fear and…

3 Key Reasons for Self-Esteem Issues (and How to Fix Them)

Self-esteem issues are commonly known in today’s society. With so much expectation and pressure coming from every direction, it’s no wonder that many people have trouble with their confidence. While some of them have friends and family who notice and support them, many others are left to their own devices…

The Effects of Anxiety and Fear on the Brain: What Exactly Happens When We Are Afraid or Worried

What does science say about the effects of anxiety and fear on the brain? What happens on the physiological level when we experience these nasty sensations? From a religious perspective, fear is a product of ignorance. People are not aware of their true nature. They don’t know that they are…

The Cause of Phobias and Other Mental Disorders May Be Hidden in the DNA Memory, Study Suggests

What if the cause of phobias has to do with the fact that our ancestors' fears are passed down to us through the DNA memory? The more we understand about the world around us, the more baffled we are. Even though scientists have previously speculated on the existence of genetic…

Your Nose May Warn You about the Impending Death, According to New Research

Your nose may be able to warn you about the impending death, according to new research from top behavioral and psychology scientists. Our sense of smell serves a multitude of purposes. From the simple act of telling us when we've overcooked our meal to the complicated nuance of helping us…

Avoidant Personality Disorder: What Happens When the Fear of Rejection Grows into Mental Illness

Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is not just the everyday worries that the majority of us suffer from. We all fear rejection and embarrassment in social situations, these are classed as normal feelings, but what if you had a lifelong and deeply ingrained fear of being rejected that was so rooted…

6 Profound Insights on Fear and Anxiety That Will Change Your Perception

Fear and anxiety will make you feel alone in a world with scary people, at least that was how I felt. I have anxiety disorder, along with a couple other disorders I’d rather not talk about at the moment, and so I am alone still… but I’m learning. I know what…