We all experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Some of us can escape with no enduring effects. But for many, the experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Many people yearn to be a writer because there is no one in the vicinity who will listen. They start to long to set down their memories and emotions on a page and to send them out into the wider world because their friends can’t be bothered to hear them, because their partners are preoccupied and because it’s been agonisingly long since anyone gave them respect and attention.
Think happy, be happy? Maybe not. Harvard psychologist Susan David explains why forcing positive thinking is a terrible thing to do.
When you lock eyes with your secret crush, or have to go to an interview for a life-changing job opportunity, you start to feel that strange, fluttering sensation in your stomach: butterflies. Why is that?
The period of time we find most difficult to inhabit is the present. But what makes it so hard for us to experience the present, especially the beautiful moments, properly? And what makes us enjoy and appreciate what has happened when it's firmly over?
Unless you're an introvert (like me), you are allowed to get together with pretty much anyone you like. But, why do people tend to choose difficult partners?
Time seems to move faster when you're doing something enjoyable, but slower when you're bored. Why is that? How does our perception of time actually work?
Feeling ugly and unattractive is something you have experienced at some point of your life. The problem is not with your face or the clothes you wear. You feel ugly because things have gone wrong at a psychological level, not a physical one.
You have probably come across that one person who always gets what they want, tears down your confidence and always plays the victim no matter what happens. Well, that person is an emotional manipulator. I know it's scary because it can be anyone - your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or relatives.
You might think that the best place to think would be a large, quiet room with a big desk and a window with a view. But that's not how our mind works.
Research suggests that we're not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we tend to overestimate our own abilities. Psychologists call this phenomena - the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive psychosis, is a condition that manifests in the brain and is defined by repeated episodes of depression and extreme mania (excessive euphoria and overactivity). Here's what it's like to have bipolar disorder.
We constantly worry about how we must appear in the minds of others. But the truth is that nobody cares about who we are, what we’re doing and how we’ve […]
Study says 60 percent of humans lie at least once during a typical 10-minute conversation and tell an average two to three lies during that short timeframe. This means that […]
Intelligent people are less likely to spend time socializing because they don’t want to be prevented from putting their attention where they want it. But, is it really true that […]
Facts don’t convince people. Especially if they already have an opinion of their own. I mean, you have probably come across people who conspicuously overlook the facts and put their […]