What is brontophobia?
By: Dee Dee Prince
It’s natural to be startled or even a little fearful when a bright bolt of lighting flashes in the sky, hits the ground and is followed by a loud clap of rumbling, roaring thunder. However, if that fear becomes extreme and irrational, it could...
By: Saanya Sanghvi
Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought. It focuses on the disruption or distress that a troublesome behavior may cause. If an individual’s behavior disrupts his personal, professional or social life then such behavior is...
By: Helen Rollason
It is hard to believe in this technologically advanced age that people are still afraid of a number. It even has a special name to describe this phobia, TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA. Note the number is so scary it has to be referred to by its Greek roots...
By: Maria C Collins
Many people, especially in Anglo – Saxon cultures feel that the number thirteen is unlucky. They will laughingly decline a raffle ticket with number thirteen on it or, when giving a dinner party, will avoid there being thirteen diners at table. People joke that they...
Intuition: Have you ever met someone you immediately disliked?
By: Jimmy Flatbush
Science postulates intuition is a self-preservation mechanism that has slowly developed since the evolution of man. Instinct, or what lay people commonly refer to as the sixth sense, helps us navigate through dangerous encounters and tumultuous periods of our lives. Without intuition, we would base...
If and why we fear death
By: Christyl Rivers
We fear death because no one, except by faith, knows what death is. Since faith is based not on knowing, but on wishing, no one has 100% proof of the great beyond. We fear death also, because we learn to be afraid of nature and...
By: Wayne Leon Learmond
People are afraid to help others because, in today's society, there is very little 'trust'. There is so much violence in society today, that people are simply afraid to stop and help others. This is in case they themselves end up on a statistic chart...
The difference between love and romantic love
By: Sabrina Dawkins
Love means different things to different people. Take, for instance, the extremes: jealously could be a sign of love for some, while complete subservience could indicate love for others. But romantic love and non-romantic love have clear differences that will be explored. Romantic love occurs...
Why we procrastinate and how to stop
By: Jay O'Toole
Why is it so hard to get around to writing an article on procrastination? Is there some fear that one could appear to be foolish, inexperienced, and off-the-beam? Does the mere word, "procrastination," cause "writer's block?" Is the concept of writing, (a task...
By: Tiyana Webb
Differential experience or learning as reflected in dendritic branching in the cortex has first been shown to result from an enriched environment in experiments using rats. The process was initiated to meet the sensory and perceptual demands such a stimulatory environment presents. The increase in...

 

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