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7 Hidden Causes of Fear That Could Explain Why You Avoid Some Things in Life

By |2019-01-18T15:22:02+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We, as humans, are afraid of many things, sometimes developing severe phobias. So, what are the hidden causes of fear? What are the reasons for these reactions? When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the forest surrounding my house, but only at night. During the day, I ran through the woods without [...]

What Is the Problem Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs This Was You

By |2019-01-17T14:56:16+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Within dysfunctional families resides the problem child. Are you the problem child in your dysfunctional family? You would be surprised by how many people grew up in a dysfunctional family. These people may have been neglected or even the problem child in this situation, depending on their actions and role in the family. I think [...]

What Is Internet Gaming Disorder and Why Experts Disagree on the Diagnosis

By |2019-01-16T20:52:09+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is some confusion as to whether internet gaming disorder is an actual disorder. But if we look at the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), we can see there is a concern. In Section III, Internet Gaming Disorder is considered to be serious enough to warrant further investigation. [...]

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage and Why It Still Fascinates Neuroscientists

By |2018-12-28T14:18:02+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Does the name Phineas Gage ring a bell? If not, but you are fascinated with the human brain, then sit back, relax and let me tell you this incredible story. These days we know a lot about the human brain. For example, which areas are responsible for cognitive function or processing the senses. But back [...]

4 Signs of All-Or-Nothing Thinking and What You Can Do to Change It

By |2018-12-18T14:03:32+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

All-or-nothing thinking is something we all fall prey to from time to time. It is more common in people with anxiety and depression (among other things). This cognitive distortion is only one the many negative thought processes we fall prey to from time to time. All-or-nothing thinking leads people to thinking in extremes. There is [...]

Why Avoidance Behavior Is Not a Solution for Your Anxiety and How to Stop It

By |2018-11-18T22:39:50+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re using avoidance behavior to stop anxious feelings, then think again. This type of action can actually make anxiety worse in the long run. I will have to say that I think of myself as the queen of avoidance behavior. I even pride myself on avoiding social situations at all costs in favor of [...]

4 Key Secrets to Understanding Human Behavior, Backed by Science

By |2018-11-16T15:00:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It's no exaggeration to say that we are complex beings, therefore, understanding human behavior is, in itself, complicated. Human beings are products of all kinds of influences. Genes, environment, culture, and, of course, our upbringing. We actively process and interact with an ever-changing world around us. As we endeavor to navigate through this world, we [...]

4 Struggles a Child Raised in a Single-Parent Family May Have Later in Life

By |2018-12-16T18:50:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The number of children being raised in a single-parent family is higher than ever before. In earlier civilisations, the untimely death of a partner was usually the only circumstance surrounding a single-parent family. But in the modern era, there are many reasons that contribute to the sharp increase of single-parent families. Issues such as divorce, [...]