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How the Power of Names Influences Our Life, According to Science

By |2019-04-17T17:54:32+03:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Is there such as thing as a powerful name? More to the point, can our names have an influence on our lives? What’s behind the power of names? We make instant judgements about people when we meet them. First impressions count. Names bring with them a lot of information about a person. We can tell [...]

What Is the Halo Effect and 5 Ways It Distorts Your Perception of Others

By |2019-04-15T14:35:59+03:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever thought you could tell what a person was like just from a superficial impression of them? You might have been under the influence of the halo effect. This term refers to a tendency of people to make global evaluations of people they don’t know based on specific perceived characteristics. There are several [...]

How Word Choice and Language Use Vary among Different Personality Types

By |2019-04-09T17:53:49+03:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is it possible to tell your personality from the language you use? You’d be surprised how your word choice reveals your character. We know how powerful language can be, but how does it vary amongst personalities? Furthermore, can we tell someone’s personality simply by their word choice? Do open-minded people use more liberal phrases for [...]

The Intriguing Holographic Universe Theory and Its Roots in Ancient Philosophy

By |2019-04-05T15:17:40+03:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , |

The idea of a holographic universe is a relatively new scientific theory. It suggests a whole new way of perceiving the universe. However, the concept of the holographic nature of our universe and the questioning of our physical reality have been incited by and explored by humans for thousands of years. Some ancient philosophers have explored [...]

How Internet Slang Changes the Way We Think, Write and Speak

By |2019-03-24T20:34:04+03:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is no doubt that our language is a powerful tool. As is the internet. So how does internet slang affect us? We spend a great deal of time on the internet. As such, the internet has seen some significant changes in our lives. And so does internet slang. Posting a letter seems ridiculously slow [...]

Meaning of Metaphors: How We Use Them to Influence Language and Behaviour

By |2019-02-25T16:11:31+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Metaphors enrich our language and allow us to make a deeper contextual connection. But did you know that the meaning of metaphors can also influence language and behaviour? So what do we mean when we talk about the meaning of metaphors? Metaphors are imaginative ways of describing something with the same characteristics but in a [...]

Why Judging Others Is Our Natural Instinct, Harvard Psychologist Explains

By |2019-02-28T18:38:34+03:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Judging others and being afraid to be judged by others seems to be somewhat natural, right? But it’s not totally clear why we are prone to judging others…until now.  A Harvard psychologist, Amy Cuddy, an expert in first impressions, after researching the split-second reaction we have to others, has clarified the phenomenon. Cuddy points out [...]

The Psychology of Ethical Decision Making or Why We Make Immoral Decisions

By |2019-02-18T21:24:56+03:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What goes on in our minds during ethical decision making? How do we justify ourselves when we make immoral decisions? There are several areas of research that can give us insight into ethical decision making. Ethical Decision Making and the ‘Meat Paradox’ I’d like to ask you two questions. Is animal torture morally wrong? I’m [...]