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‘I want to study psychology but I don’t want to be a psychologist’: Unique...

Psychiatry and counseling are popular career paths for people with a psychology degree (Cherry, 2016). This includes job titles like clinical psychologist, health psychologist, and sport psychologist. If...

How to Communicate About Relationship Problems

...Without Making Things Worse.        One of the biggest pitfalls in any relationship is getting caught in the trap of needing to be right. Inevitably the two (or...

The Three Undesirable Personality Traits in Psychology

When we think about personality traits most of us would gravitate towards the most common and well known traits that is widely accepted to make up the...

The Care and Keeping of Introverts

   Introverts, like air plants, require special care. It’s not difficult care, but it’s not the same as what other plants need. If someone tries to care...

50 Success Quotes

If you're looking for some quotes on success, here are 9 to get you on the right track. Get motivated. Read these success quotes. 2. 3. 4. 5 . 6. 7. 8. 9. If you're...

Concussions Can Lead to Schizophrenia and Other Mental Illnesses

I was in a car accident. Seven cars rear-ended into my mom’s car. My mom’s car was hardly damaged and everyone was fine, except for me. I...

Schizophrenia: Can You Make A Recovery?

Can you recover from schizophrenia? Most people believe that you cannot recover at all from schizophrenia. While it is true that not everyone can recover completely; there are still...

Eat Your Feelings: What to Eat When You’re Feeling Down

We’ve all had those moments of shame when we’ve realized that we’ve been sitting on the couch eating chips all day. For some of us, it might...

Success: A Tale of Two Mindsets

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This adage may be a bit of a misnomer, in the sense that dealing with the hardships of life is...

5 Best Psychology Podcasts

Whether you’re traveling to work or taking a shower, listening to a podcast might just make your life a little bit more exciting. If you love learning...

What is Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT)?

Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a form of therapy that uses horses to foster emotional growth. It is particularly applied to patients with attention deficit disorder (ADD), anxiety,...

How to stand out in a Culturally Biased World?

Cultural bias towards extroversion- Today’s world is predominantly extroverted. Whether in school, college, or business life, extroverts seem to dominate and outstand in our society. So how do we...

The Psychology of Wanderlust

Wanderlust is defined as a “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering” - or as it’s more commonly known, as a “strong desire to travel.” Many of...

Myopia Statistically Linked with High IQ

Are people who wear glasses brainier? It may be a mere stereotype, but scientific research confirms there is indeed a correlation between myopia (near sightedness) and higher intelligence. This original...

Altruistic People Are More Sexually Active

If you need an enormous motivating shove to carry out good deeds, science has found you the golden push. The evergreen notion that “nice guys (and girls) finish...

The Problem with False Dichotomies

Here on Psych2Go, we like to write about the “typical” characteristics of certain kinds of personalities, such as introverts and extroverts. While it is not my intention...

The Toxic People in Your Life (and How to Deal With Them)

      A shocking conclusion has been drawn over the last few years: Toxic people are not good for you. It sounds wild, right? Who would...
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What Your Messaging Style Says About Your Personality

Of course we know our general behaviour says a lot about who we are, but did you know it even shines through in our messaging style? A...

Psychology Research Papers: Pro Tips

Abstract Welcome friends, students and psychology aficionados! Today, we will be demystifying the ever elusive psychology research paper. Here at Psych2Go, we understand that writing psychology research articles...

How to Deal With Emotional Manipulators

    In one of our YouTube videos we discuss the top 10 types of emotional manipulators. Emotional manipulators are people who, whether they realize it or not,...

Ever Wonder Why Aggressors & Victims Act The Way They Do?

Ever wonder why aggressors and victims act the way they do? Where did they learn such behaviors? Well, Bandura's social learning theory is one of many explanations....

Six Degrees of Separation: It’s a Small World

This topic was brought to my attention as I sat in a cafe in Seoul, South Korea, completely engrossed in a conversation with someone I had just...

SUCCESS: 9 Steps to Elite Performance

Best Selling Course on Udemy Discover Science-Backed Tools to 3X your Success, Achieve your Goals, Eliminate Negative Habits & Master Your Psychology 4.5 (247 ratings) 13,531 students enrolled What Will I...

10 Bad Social Habits (and How to Break Them)

Sometimes we make mistakes. We say the wrong word, or call someone the wrong name, or forget about a promise we made. While these things aren't disasters...

Alternative Facts? Unpacking the role of cognitive dissonance in distorting claims of truth

It appears as if we have officially entered an era that harkens back to the pre-Enlightenment ages with the new administration’s vehement opposition to all things scientific...

10 Job Interview Tips for Introverts

The other day we received a question from one of our readers, Chris, asking about tips for job interviews for introverts. While there are many types of...

What is your Intelligence Type? – The 9 Types Explained

By popular request we've expanded the quiz with this companion article containing more background information on the types and the theory. Have you ever taken a “traditional” IQ-test?...

Why loneliness can be healthy

The word ‘loneliness’ doesn’t sound pleasant to many of us because we believe that loneliness is something bad. People tend to associate loneliness with unfriendliness, isolation, and...

Saliency: Why Standing Out Might Actually Be Detrimental

First of all, what is "saliency"? Saliency is simply how one thing stands out among other things. For example, a woman in a red dress at a black and white...

Who Are the Abusers and Victims of Domestic Violence?

There are hundreds of reasons why a person might become an abuser. In many cases the abuse can go back to their family structure. For instance, if...

What is your Intelligence Type? – 9 Types Quiz

This quiz has got quite a number of questions, but that is what we need to determine which of the 9 types of intelligence is probably your...

My Outlook On Life Changed Because I Did This Every Day

My freshman psychology professor believed that gratitude is the opposite of depression. Having fought through several years of clinical depression myself, I didn’t agree. Saying that gratitude...

How Great is Your Memory?

Did you ever play Pokemon as a kid? How about now? With the popularity of Pokemon Go still on the rise, pokemon are back and better than...

A political reflection of mental health in Eastern Europe

What do you know about the Eastern and Central Europe (abbreviated CEE)? The region consists of 23 countries, excluding Austria and including the Eastern part of Germany....

Wounds That Won’t Heal: The Pervasive Effects of Trauma

It is very common to acquire scars during childhood. In fact, most people can point to a scar on their body and immediately recall how and where...

How Well Do You Handle Stress?

Do you find yourself getting overwhelmed at the littlest things? How do you know? This stress test will help you determine how much...

The Way You Think Affects Your Mental Health

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato We've all heard the phrase "mind over matter" at one point or another in our...

What is Stress?

"I'm so stressed." Everyone's felt this way at one point or another-- but what is exactly is stress, and how does it affect us? "Stress" is caused by stressors:...

Psychology and Transgenderism

What you need to know: Psychological truths about being trans Trans representation in the media has reached an all time peak in recent times. In general, the...

14 Ways Psychology Can Change Your Life

Psychology is a science, and many people are under the impression that science is boring. Therefore, by definition, psychology must also be boring. This logic is, to...

4 Practical Psychology Tips To Make Yourself More Attractive

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes someone attractive to someone else? Or why it is that someone might find a person incredibly good-looking, but...

Introverts Are More Likely To Use The Internet, Says Research

Personality is one of the most studied areas of psychology, and it has been applied to many aspects such as employment, emotion and behaviour. Conversely, internet usage...

Are You Depressed?

Depression is much more common than some people think. It can affect you without you even knowing sometimes, which can make life much more difficult than it...

Lunar Effect-Does Full Moon Affect Our Behavior?

We have seen scary movies of vampires getting power from it. Wolves howl at it. Just how powerful is that iconic full moon emanating light inside your...

Adults Who Really Need to GROW UP!

Understanding a healthy balance in parenting is vital when trying to raise emotionally stable children who will grow into developmentally mature adults. Any polar extreme can lead...

Near Death Experiences and Reanimation: Scientific “Proof” of Life After Death?

A "tunnel", "bright light", or lives "flashing" before their lives... many who have faced death report incidents of near death experiences (NDE); some even claim to have...
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Sexual violence against the LGBTQA community

  In an age of social media, connectivity and simultaneous isolation exist on the same stage. Dating applications such as tinder and various websites are the means we...

Are Introverts Highly Intellectuals?

Ms. Beth, the creative writer of a top ranked women’s magazine is a quiet and intelligent young woman. Nevertheless, Beth is unhappy as she feels she is...
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Personality Psychology Disorders – Crash Course Psychology #34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E1JiDFxFGk Want to learn more about psychology? Which temperament are you sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic or choleric? Take the quiz and find out: https://www.psych2go.net/which-of-the-4-temperaments-are-you/ Do you know your Pavlovian response from...

Man Up: Men Cry Too

"Man up and suck it up" In the polarizing world of masculinity and femininity, men oftentimes are criticized for not showing enough emotions. Particularly, tears as it is...

What Type of Friend Are You?

Have you been second guessing yourself in the friends department lately? Maybe you had a fight with your bestie, or you thought you...

People with firm handshakes tend to be more extroverted, open and less neurotic than...

People never question a strong, firm handshake. In an interview setting, a strong handshake is regarded as a positive characteristic, albeit a limp one will, more often...

Literally Out of Your Mind & Body: Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder

You work alone in a big house. You clean all of the rooms and keep up all the mechanics of the house yourself. Since you’re alone, you...
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Ft. Lauderdale Tragedy May Have Been Caused by PTSD: He Asked For Help and...

On January 6, 2017, Esteban Santiago, age 26, casually walked into the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire. Santiago killed five people and injured six others. Once...

Types of Intuitive Introverts

INFJ INTROVERTED INTUITIVE FEELING JUDGING INFJѕ are a creative nurturеr wіth a strong ѕеnѕе оf реrѕоnаl іntеgrіtу аnd a drive to аіd оthеrѕ rеаlіzе their hіddеn роtеntіаlѕ. Crеаtіvе...
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10 Dating Problems for Introverts

Dating is quite the plight for us introverts, seeing how selective we are of who we want to talk to. Not only that, but we run out...

Write for Psych2Go!

Psych2Go is currently in the process of revamping our website! The site as it looks now will become its own community section, where you can contribute freely....

Racing Towards Corporate Heights: Are the Odds Against Women and Racial Minorities?

With the recent headlines of Yahoo’s CEO stepping down, is the corporate world not in favor of women and minorities who are yearning for high executive positions? There’s...

What Type of Extrovert Are You?

There's a lot of buzz about introverts lately, but we don't see much for the extroverts out there. This quiz is to make up for the social...

What is the One Word You Stand For?

Do you know your core values? Your identity is closely linked to the images, words, and beliefs you hold about the world. If you feel like you...

6 Surprising Effects of Narcissistic Parenting – Were You Ever Affected?

There are as many parenting styles as there are people, but there are some broad characters into which these styles can be divided such as narcissistic, authoritative...

Do We Become More Introvert as We Age?

Our personality traits are thought to be inherited. While this is true to some extent, research states that our personalities evolve just like our brains (Strauser, 2013)....

Science Behind Nightmares-Is it Just a Bad Dream?

Everyone gets them, although women suffer more than men do. What are they? Nightmares. What is really the science behind nightmares? You wake up with a loud...

How Complaining Affects the Brain and General Health

While we may think it feels good to vent, complaining has some adverse effects associated with it. Science has found it takes a toll on our brain...

The Psychology of Introversion: Eysenck’s Theory of Arousal

Every day, we experience people with different personalities and different demeanours, but one of the most noticeable things about a person, is how well they deal with...
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UBC Mourns Loss of Hero Hockey Goalie: Dealing with Suicide as a Community

In April 2016, Laura Taylor, a rockstar goalie on the University of British Columbia’s women’s hockey team, committed suicide. She was a local hero to classmates, colleagues,...

Maintaining Your New Years Resolutions: A Guide

Well, we are officially in the 2nd week of the new year. You probably made a New Year's resolution; almost half of all Americans do. And you...

Dying of loneliness; Why we need friends when we get old

We don’t fear dying, we fear dying alone. Loneliness vs being alone Loneliness is not about where you are. It isn’t about who is around you. It is about...

How to Care for the Introverts?

Jonathan Rauch (2003) author and contributing editor of The Atlantic notes that according to science introverts process information differently as found by studying the brain scans. Science...

At What Age Are You Going to Succeed?

Are tired of the daily grind? How about the weekly, monthly, or yearly grind? If you're feeling like a rat on a wheel, it can be difficult...

New York’s Annual No Pants Subway Ride: Do Pranks Stir Mischief or Attract Social...

Being a 2011 Graduate of what OC Register labels as “the nation’s most Vietnamese American high school” that sends off approximately 90% of its graduates to college...

F*** 2016

2016 was a hot fucking mess. From the death of Harambe to Carrie Fisher, Americans have lost a lot of talented and important figures. In fact, according...

Introverts are More Likely to be Depressed

As I looked into research articles related to introverts, I was surprised to find that introverts are people who are susceptible to depression. As an introvert myself,...

A Killer Obsession

photo credit: tumblr user (name withheld for privacy) Everyone graduating from high school since the year 2000 has probably sat through a presentation relating to Columbine or any...

When OCD Switches: How Obsessive Can I Get?

I can remember my OCD starting around the time I was 10 years old, just finishing up elementary school. It started with just obsessive thoughts, but then...

What Type of Introvert Are You?

Introversion is a term that can be used to refer to many different personality types. While most of us understand it as wanting or needing to be...
Men and depression - the inner struggle

Depression Versus Masculinity: The Hidden Threat to Men’s Mental Health

Even though men are 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide than women, depression is often seen as a woman’s disorder. A recent study published in the...

We All Need Friends, But Why Do Intelligent People Have So Few?

Friendships and relationships are necessary for our survival. They provide emotional support, and help us pass the difficult times. It gives us a sense of worth, we...

10 Ways to Spot a Psychopath Liar

All liars are not alike. Some people lie, but they may not necessarily have a serious mental illness. Conversely, psychopaths lie habitually, and their vice is part...

New Year Resolutions? Here are some ideas!

'Cause baby, you're a firework Come on show them what you're worth Make them go, "Oh, oh, oh" As you shoot across the sky’ - Katy Perry’s Firework As...

10 Signs an Introvert Likes You

Introversion is an often misunderstood term as it is presumed to refer to shyness. The term introversion doesn't go by one-size-fits-all definition as it has four different...

The Psychology of Introversion

Let's say you're invited to a party. No special occasion; just a regular house party. You'll know a good amount of people there, but they're mostly just acquaintances....

The Link Between Schizophrenia and School Shooters

2017 is here. As people from all walks of life usher in the New Year, the past year holds some unpleasant memories. They are still fresh in...

Proverbs to Mend a Broken Heart

When mending a broken heart, I personally like to read idioms or proverbs said by others. I find that it reflects a lot of the situation that...

Top 10 Psychological Thrillers

If you are anything like me, then you love experiencing the intense emotions that come with watching a psychological thriller... The intrigue, the confusion, the excitement, and finally, the...

Terror in Istanbul: Terror Management Theory and the Psychological Fear of Death

It was a bloody start to the new year for many in Istanbul, Turkey. As confetti rained down on New Year’s revelers in nightclubs around the globe, partiers...

Happiness Found With Introversion: 10 Psychological Research Studies

Coming from a Vietnamese ethnic background that praises introversion but living in a Western culture that is high strung into extroversion is a tiny bit difficult. "One researcher,...

Abnormal Behaviours in the New Year

When Einstein developed his theory of relativity, his ideas rippled across all areas of science, including psychology. Just as how objects in motion move relative to other...

15 Facts About a Near-Death Experience

We know. It’s not the cheeriest convo to get into, but death is something that creeps into all of our minds at some point or another. It’s...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 100

Isa is from a very small village in Germany near Munich and she loves to read because it helps her survive. Her goal is to be happy,...

Debbie Reynolds’ Passing: “Can you die from a broken heart?”

Hollywood musical star Debbie Reynolds, passed away on December 28, just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack. Reynolds who had...

Doing Nothing Is Paradise

Doing Nothing Is Paradise I think it can be said that for the entire introverted community, the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. It...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 99

Courtney is from New Jersey, but lives in Cape Cod in Massachusetts. She loves sci-fi, Courtney said, “I’m pretty geeky and love Star Wars, Doctor Who and...

The Psychology of the Mind and Body

The human mind is an astonishing product, capable of inflicting physical or mental pain or reverting it. Like Michael Punke's successful novel "The Revenant" the main character...

Millennials: Depressed, Stressed, and the Lack of Rest

It is no surprise to anyone my age to discover a friend of yours has depression. To us, it is as often found as the common cold....

The Psychology of Gift Giving: Why the Christmas Spirit can Live on for the...

What I was looking forward to the most about this past Christmas was my parents opening the gifts I bought for them: a leather, memory foam office...

Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s the Difference?

The study of criminal behavior involves learning the various mental disorders that can contribute to abnormal behavior. Sociopathy and psychopathy are terms used in psychology and criminology...

Carrie Fisher- A Sumptuous Exemplar

The recent death of the famous Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher came as a shock to millions of Star Wars fans. Carrie Fisher, a pop culture icon...

Darker Shades of Sex: 12 Sexual Dysfunction, Disorders and Dysphoria

Sex and human sexuality is an integral part of human nature. It is evolutions way on making sure that humans – aside from other species - continue...

The Psychology Behind The Attraction

8 influences why we find others attractive. We know that these 8 factors make us attracted to another, but why? 1) Proximity Well, unless you travel widely, it is a...