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Gemstone Counters for a Beautiful Kitchen

     Are you looking for the next hot trend? Gemstones have been around for ages, but it’s only recently that we’ve started harnessing their beauty for...

Interesting Social Psychology Facts

Social Psychology has proved again and again that it can be a source of amazing psychology facts. Indeed, some of the most interesting revelations are discovered after...

Individuating the Self: Identity Formation and Mental Illness

Identity formation is as complex and unique as the number of different theories that attempt to describe it. Many people believe in the structuralist idea of identity...

How To Survive a Short (and Not So Short) Visit From an Extrovert

I have no idea who told me that you'll get along much better with your parents...

Gender As A Social Construct; Psych Effects?

With having an older brother and a twin brother, saying that my mom was “excited” when she found out that the other twin was a girl, is...

6 WAYS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH TOXIC PEOPLE IN LIFE

Gossipers, manipulators, bullies and attention seekers all have one thing in common; they are toxic people. Such distasteful behavior and attitude can seriously affect the quality of...
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16 Analogies for Depression – How would you explain it?

Depression is very difficult to explain, because as with any mental illness, it feels different for everyone. We asked our readers "who has experienced depression?" and how...

Can you still be an introvert if you’re active on social media?

Contrary to the popular belief that introverts are a minority population, a recent study sheds light on the prevalence of introverts.  According to the data collected by...

12 Difficulties Introverts Face

Everyone, at some point in their lives, call themselves an introvert. If you're at home on a Friday night, tucked into bed with a book, the introvert...

3 Signs A Habit is Becoming An Addiction

Whether it’s losing weight or finishing an assignment, developing habits can be very beneficial when we want to exercise more discipline. However, habits can become addictions if you...

10 Psychological Tips From Creative People

    Actors, artists, rock stars, and writers have the ability to touch us on not only a personal scale, but a global scale as well. We see...

The Psychology of Morning Routines for Entrepreneurs

We've head it time and time again: Morning routines are very important. Whether it's our parents telling us how crucial a hearty breakfast is, or various online...

Pretty Criminals: The Halo Effect and the “Beautiful-is-Good” Stereotype

Beautiful people can get away with murder, literally. Take the case of Amanda Knox for example. Whether or not you believe she is innocent or guilty in...

Attachment Theory and Relationships

Some time ago, we published an article about attachment theory, which explains the bonds and relationships we form with others. Mary Ainsworth, a developmental psychologist who made...

How to Let Go of Your Ex and Heal Your Broken Heart

Almost all of us have felt the pain of a broken heart. The questions we always seem to ask right after a break-up never change. Why did...

Renowned Therapist Rosemary Sword Talks To Us About Her Work, Her Journey, And Theories...

If you're familiar with the various psychology blogs out there, you've probably heard of Rosemary Sword. Along with her colleague Phil Zimbardo, she recently wrote a stunning...

Emotional and Rational Introverts and Extroverts: THE QUIZ

Recently we published an article outlining the differences between emotional and rational introverts and extroverts. We've been getting questions from our readers who want to find out...

Finding Your Voice

Introverts are stereotypically quiet people. They're shy and usually take some time to warm up to others. It's in their nature to be reserved until they get...
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Instinctual Variants and Stackings: What and How?

Popular personality inventories such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Enneagram have received a multitude of responses from experts and hobbyists, ranging from high praise to utter...

The Psychology Of Weight Loss: 10 Tricks To Get You In The Zone

Losing weight isn't just a physical struggle. It's also a battle against your mind. Cravings will rear their ugly heads, your discipline might falter, and your self-confidence...
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6 Things I Wish People Told Me When I Started Psychological Therapy

While it is a great step to improving your situation, starting psychological therapy can be very frightening and feel quite uncertain. There are many unknowns and new...

Authority Bias: The Choice or Trickery of Trump

With the elections having come and gone, we have all looked around and come up with our own conclusions of how and why Donald Trump won as...
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Mood Boosting Foods (What I Eat When Depression Hits)

When depression hits my world comes spiraling down. I feel numb, with no energy what so ever. Everything is a drag and I don’t socialize or even...

5 Reasons We Feel Hate

A deep and extreme dislike, hate is a negative emotion that is directed towards a particular individual, groups, objects, behaviors, or ideas. Hate can be as simple...

Facebook Relationships: How Social Media Effects Love

In decades past lovers used to exchange letters as a way to communicate their feelings for each other. We've come a long way since then. Today, our...

5 Differences Between Sociopaths and Psychopaths

People often confuse sociopaths with psychopaths, which is not surprising since the two share features of antisocial personality disorder. According to the DSM-5, the main signs of...

Psych2Go Magazine Review

The Psych2Go Magazine is an add-on to the Psych2Go website founded by Tai Tai who has a passion to bring out psychology related information (news, articles, facts,...

10 Signs of Toxic People

Whether you want to call them narcissists, control freaks, manipulators, bullies, or poisonous, people who demonstrate toxic behavior can be a severe detriment to your life. In their...

Emotional and Rational Introverts and Extroverts: Where Do You Fit?

    Myers-Briggs has been one of the most popular personality tests for figuring out where your psyche falls on a range of issues. Created by a...

The Meaning Of Fidgeting

Fidgeting has been part of human behavior for thousands of years. But what exactly is the meaning of fidgeting? Why do we do it? What are the...

Statistics: The Most Terrifying Course in Psychology

Statistics: the word itself sounds sterile and mathematical, bringing even the most ambitious psych students to tears.  Surely if you ask most psych students why they have...
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12 Low-effort Self Care Tips for Tough Days – Do You Know Any More?

Self care can be incredibly difficult when dealing with depression and/or anxiety. However, accepting help from others as well as ourselves can help improve our situation. Because...

How do we Fall in Love; Is it all in Our Head?

Falling in love is a primal, universal event that has been happening to mankind since time began. It is ingrained within us like hunger and thirst and...

Which Y.A. Literary Archetype are You?

Ever read your favorite Y.A. novel and wondered if you’re more of a hero or mentor? Are you the character with hidden magic/supernatural powers, or perhaps a...

11 Tips To Overcome Negative Thoughts

Are you tired of negative thoughts? Always thinking of your imperfections? Constantly thinking something will go wrong? That no one loves you? Losing your mind over criticism?...

This Parrot Sings Rihanna’s ‘The Monster,’ And People Think It’s Better Than Original

What’s the difference between Rihanna and a parrot? Well, not much apparently, at least as far as singing is concerned. Watch this funny video to see what...

What Does The Right Side Of The Brain Control? What About The Left Side?

One of the most interesting things about the brain is that some people are right-handed, whereas others are left-handed. That is to say that some use the...

The Recent Donald Trump Speech And How He Used Psychology

Recently, a Donald Trump speech to Congress has dominated the news as of late. Some Republicans and supporters of Donald Trump's presidency say that it was the...

Psychology Behind Self Care

Self care has become a rising sensation among normal people and health gurus alike. But how much psychological backing does self-care actually have? Is there any evidence...

Four Temperaments and their Effects on the Workplace

More often than not, when people see successful individuals they often wonder what type of personality do these people have? Were they simply born to be successful?...

12 WTF Facts About The Psychology Of Donald Trump, Love, Sex, iPhones and Facebook

Psychology can reveal some crazy things that can surprise even the experts. In the last few years, a ton of insane psychological studies have been done by...
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11 Things People with Depression would like their Family and Friends to Understand –...

Depression and mental illness is very different to every individual, and this post is by no means intended to generalize. This post was written to give a...

‘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 “Dark Personality” 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?...

Is loneliness a positive aspect of life?

Have you ever thought of loneliness from a positive perspective? I guess most of us won't. The word ‘loneliness’ doesn’t sound pleasant to many of us because...

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?

Are introverts perceived as intellectuals? People who are good communicators and know how to grab the attention of their audience are often seen as smart and highly...
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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...

Men: Dangers of Repression

"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

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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...