Is love an addiction?
By: Christina Moore
Scientifically, to a certain extent romantic love could be called an addiction. According to the brain regions and chemicals involved, and the behaviour it invokes for the first year and a half - romantic love is primarily a drive with an evolutionary base, comparable to...
How words hurt
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
If the brutality of harmful words from the past are still hurting you each time you think of them and you are now at an age when wisdom should have erased that sting from the memory, a little understanding of why those words still hurt...
Book reviews: Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
By: C Milleville
The blink of an eye happens in milliseconds. The ability of our brains to decipher information and come to conclusions happens just as fast. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell offers a detailed examination of the power of the sub-conscience and its ability to affect our lives...
Psychological perspectives on free will vs. determinism and nature v. nurture
By: Jason Ryu
Explaining the reason and background for a crime is the fundamental task for the police. With this process, people are divided into two groups; blaming nature as a key factor that leads individual to be criminals, or "nurture" as a major influence. Many people believe...
Freud's famous theory
By: Sabrina Ginesi
Freud's psychoanalytic theory arrived during a time of revolutionary scientific thinking. Charles Darwin had shocked contemporary Victorian society by suggesting that humans are not divine creations after all, but just a higher' form of animal. This revelation led to the idea that the human mind...
If and why we fear death
By: Jack Roviere
When we sleep, we enter an altered state of consciousness signaled by slowed brainwaves. Sometimes, we shift in and out of a particular brainwave state that is conducive to the phenomenon we call dreaming. This happens several times a night for all of us -...
How to control your anger
By: Juanita Swyney
Anger the deadliest emotion is assessed as a birth rite of every individual. Right from the time we are born,this emotion is alive and kicking. When a baby is about a few months old, he knows very well when his anger is to be...
Warm weather and aggression
By: Geoff Lowe
Getting hot under the collar Do our tempers flare when the temperature rises? Here are some reports on the effects of weather on human behaviour.When the weather turns hot, tempers start to flare, and violent crime rates go up. This is a commonsense view...
Colors: Symbolism and psychological effects
By: Sarah Granger
Color is something that is all around us, yet most people never think twice about the direct effect it has on how they perceive things. Once you really start to pay attention, however, it is clear that certain colors mean different things depending on your...
Why some people are afraid of dying, and some aren't
By: Donald Hancock
Three Pictures Concerning Death Come SpringThere was a very large branch just outside her window. And on that branch sat a beautiful bird that sang a most lovely song every morning. She found herself looking forward to the song each day and would leave her...

 

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