Maximizers and Satisficers: Which One Are You and What Does It Mean?

Decision making is an unavoidable feature of our lives. However, researchers have found that some of us are better at it than others. Psychologists have grouped people into two distinctive categories: maximizers and satisficers. In this post, we look at the meaning behind the terms ‘maximizer’ and ‘satisficer’. And help…

7 Famous People with Asperger’s Who Made a Difference in the World

Asperger’s is a common disorder that affects over 37 million people. However, some of the famous people with Asperger's have made a profound difference in the world. It can be a worry when someone we care about has something which makes them a little different. Asperger’s is a common mental disorder…

4 Types of Conflict Situations in Daily Life and How to Resolve Them

Do you hate conflict? That's normal, but you can learn how to manage it better if you know how to resolve it. Any time you run into conflict situations, it's usually very unpleasant. There are accompanying anxiety and tension during moments of conflict that most of us would rather just…

The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately…

The Psychology of Obedience: Why Do Some People Obey While Others Don’t?

Law and order keep us safe and under control. For the most part, we can all get along with that. So, what is it in our psychology that makes some people content with obedience, while others shun the whole idea? Obedience and obeying the rules seem like second nature to most…

6 Types of Loneliness and Different Causes of This Universal Feeling

Loneliness is something we’re all familiar with. It’s almost a compulsory part of the human experience. But, did you know that there are many different types and causes of loneliness? Loneliness isn’t just one blanket feeling, it can be brought on by all sorts of experiences, not just from being…