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What Is Change Blindness & How It Affects You without Your Awareness

By |2019-06-17T22:12:17+03:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

I was watching an episode of Air Crash Investigation the other day and investigators stated that the cause of a fatal aeroplane crash was change blindness. My ears pricked up. I thought I’d heard of every psychological trait in the book, but I’d never come across this one. What on earth was it and how [...]

5 Signs the Illusion of Control Is Ruining Your Life and How to Stop It

By |2019-06-11T16:15:20+03:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

If you think you’re in control of life, think again. The illusion of control, although sometimes positive, can have negative consequences. Sometimes, to be honest, I believe that people who do wrong toward others are punished. Hey, maybe they are. As for me, if I fall into the illusion of control in this aspect, I [...]

Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory and What It Reveals about Today’s Society

By |2019-06-10T00:17:57+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brexit has caused deep divisions in households in the UK. In France, the ‘gilets jaunes’ are threatening to bring the country to a standstill over rising fuel costs. Can conflict theory help us understand why? If you’ve noticed that the world seems to be getting a lot less tolerant these days, then conflict theory might [...]

4 Signs of Overconfidence Bias and How It Affects You Judgement

By |2019-06-07T20:42:45+03:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Overconfidence bias is something we are all guilty of and we may not even realize how much it affects our judgment. What is overconfidence bias? Overconfidence bias, or the overconfidence effect, is a bias established in a person’s subjective confidence of their judgments. As a result, that person will consider their judgments as much more [...]

What Is the Barnum Effect and How It Can Be Used to Fool You

By |2019-06-02T18:49:35+03:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever read your horoscope and thought that it was amazingly accurate? You might just be a victim of the Barnum Effect. The Barnum Effect, also known as the Forer Effect, occurs when people believe that vague and general descriptions are accurate representations of traits that belong to them personally. The phrase indicates a [...]

How Internet Communication Is Changing Our Perceptions of Life

By |2019-05-27T23:02:31+03:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who doesn’t use the internet as a means of communication these days? But have you ever wondered about the effect it has on how we perceive life? Internet communication has risen drastically over the last couple of decades. More of us own mobile phones, computers and laptops. Social media sites are a marvellous way of [...]

How to Beat Fear of Flying with These 10 Science-Backed Techniques

By |2019-05-23T10:24:34+03:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

In this world, there are so many fears – fears of the dark, spiders, and even water. Fear of flying, however, is quite a common disturbance. I had no idea that I was afraid of flying until I experienced my first plane ride. I was going home from Maryland to Mississippi when turbulence hit. When [...]

3 Interesting Decision-Making Theories Which Explain the Choices We Make

By |2019-04-19T15:38:15+03:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Decision-making theories come are quite useful. When it's time to make an important choice, there's no need to delay. Whether we are familiar with theories regarding decision-making or not, in this day and age, choice is in abundance. What do we want to eat, which sofa should we purchase, do you get a dog or [...]