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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...

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...

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...

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...

Maven Healthcare: Online Healthcare for Women

Hey there ladies! I just wanted to let you know that I am now a campus rep for Maven, the digital clinic for women. You can now...

Treating Alcohol Use Disorders

“For a long time, when it's working, the drink feels like a path to a kind of self-enlightenment, something that turns us into the person we wish...

My Day Defying A Female Gender Norm

Just like in Greek mythology how sirens used their beautiful voices to lure sailors to rocky coasts, the women of today stereotypically use makeup to enhance their...

Drinking During Times of Grief

“What would you do if I died? Would you fly out for my funeral? Get too drunk at my wake? Would you make a scene then? Climb in and try to...

Is religion the cause of mental instability? An analysis of Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy...

“For with priests everything becomes more dangerous, not only cures and remedies, but also arrogance, revenge, acuteness, profligacy, love, lust to rule, virtue, disease—but it is only...

Top 12 Scary Sleep Disorders!

Worried that you can't sleep at night? Or maybe you're sleeping too much? Or WHY you always wake up with crumbs in your bed?! This is a...

School Edict 101

Going back to school means waking up early, studying, homework, and of course, getting pushed and shoved around in the hectic hallways. My high school is the...

Stressing 101

As the school year rolls in and everyone sees or thinks about the amount of work that needs to be done we need to remind ourselves to...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Darlene & Alexia (#12)

Today we’re interviewing two psychology students for yourselves. The first is from Canada and a university student, and the second is from the UK and a sixth...

The Inevitable Future

Before starting high school, you may have been asked, maybe, once in a blue moon questions like "So, what do you want to do when you grow...

Balance & Chakras: Psychology of Meditation

Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology once said: “I believe psychology has done very well in working out how to understand and treat disease. But I...

Depression VS Sadness

Try to imagine this scene for a minute: three 15-year-old girls huddled around the bottom of a bunk bed at three AM talking about everything and anything...

Travel Tips

A while ago I posted some articles about my trips to Germany and France, especially the food! I decided to share some travel tips since I had...

The Psychology of Flowers

A bouquet of flowers: it's a simple gift. It can say many things, like “congratulations” or “I love you”. It also acts as a good Mother’s Day gift, since that...

Fancy French Food

I was fortunate to have an exciting travel filled summer. Here are some really rich food we had in France! It was a marvelous trip! Before we got...

All is fair…

My mom likes to joke that the first words my siblings and I said were “It’s not fair!” Other than one of the first words of character...

What It’s Actually Like Being A Teen With A Broken Heart

By the title of this article, you probably clicked this thinking you were about to read some sappy story about how I fell in love and it...

Examining the Differences Between Teenage and Adult Brains

It is no doubt that teenagers and adults have significant differences in the way in which they think, behave and interact with one another. While there is...

Become a hero (a different kind)

Many of us crave excitement and adventure in our lives theres no question about that, but sometimes we have to realize that if the adventures we make...

Germany Goodies: A Food Journal

The only reason I use instagram: food. Here are some of the specialty dishes that were exceptional! My dad was in a rush and grabbed two random drinks...

It Is Not A Joke

Do you remember a few years back when a frenzy broke out over twitter called 'Cut for Bieber'. It was basically a bunch of young kids cutting...

5 Psychological Writing Tips To Help Improve Your Story

Writing, as well as reading a good story is a very psychological process. If you are a writer, you want your reader to "feel" the story, to...

She’s not an angel, why the halo?!

Two people apply for the same job for the same employer, one of them is relatively attractive and the other isn't, who gets the job? It is easily...

A Pleasant Trip in Paris

And the journey continues! France is apparently the most overrated place in Europe but I really enjoyed it.    Day 8: It was a cool morning. The place we were...

Dear Society, Ken doesn’t exist either

Dear society, Ken doesn’t exist either.    We have a stereotype to fit in to too  you know? Buff. Abs. Tan. Masculine. Sporty. Doesn’t cry. We’re expected to be all...

Nostalgia? Or Holding on to a fantasy?

“When you put someone on a pedestal, or on hold, or to the side, or whatever you wanna call it, do you think that’s a compliment? Because...

Austria to Germany to France!

     Our journey continues with visits to three different places in three days! It's amazing how close different countries are!      Day 5: The day started with a quick glass of...

The ‘D’ Word

Divorce- A word that makes just about everyone cringe. No one wants to imagine their family split up, no matter your age. Whether it's you getting divorced,...

Listing Your Way to Insanity

Listing Your Way to Insanity Currently, I have four different to-do lists open on my computer. They include a list on all the things I need to do...

Unlimited RAM: Types of memories

What truly makes you YOU? It’s your experiences, your emotions, and your details of events… All of this is then made into memories. These are like RAM...

Germany Part II

Day 3: In the morning we packed up and went on a bus headed to Germany’s famous castle of Neuschwanstein. The Bavarian government owns the castle. Germans also...

Here’s How It Feels to Have an Anxiety Disorder

Here’s How It Feels to have Anxiety Disorder   In the second in my series of personal reflections on my various mental health challenges, I’d like to write frankly...

Intrusive thoughts and why you are not (necessarily) a deviant

Have you ever been driving your car and randomly thought “I could just turn the wheel into oncoming traffic” or been sat talking to your boss at...

Greetings Germany!

I had never been to Europe before but I heard great things about it. This summer I was fortunate to tag along with my dad and my...

Have A Degree in Psychology? Get an Internship!

Majoring in Psychology in college is a noble trade, and there is a broad range of jobs stemming from that degree. But have you ever found yourself lost...

Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

When first hearing the name of this syndrome one instantly thinks of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Much like what Alice experiences in the book,...

Tiger Mom: Cultural Psychology Analysis

Amy Chua is a tiger mom. With her parenting style she has raised two very successful children. She believes that Chinese parents stress having academic success while...

Oh God please kill me now: The science behind cringing

I’m sure we’ve all done it. Maybe you’ve just finished a hard day at work and you’re just getting into your nice warm bed, or maybe you’re...

Why Do We Care About Fictional Characters?

Who of us has never had a crush on a fictional character, or at least felt a connection with a character from a book or a movie?...

Neuroimaging and Psychiatry, a new evolution of medication.

Have you ever felt depressed or suicidal constantly without knowing the reason why till the part where you start to hate and blame your existence for it?...

Society and Body Images

HaHave HeloBody image is a person's feelings of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body, which may be forced onto them by others or social...

Getting Along with Peers Even if You Aren’t Friends

Let’s face it; it can be really difficult to get along with other people, even if you like each other. Getting along with people at school or...

RELIGION: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR MIND?

We live in a world where there are over 10 000 different religions. But how does religion affect our minds? Religion is defined as the belief in...

SILENCE!

Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.” - Elliott Kay "Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."...

For First Time Solo Travelers

Recently, I had the chance to travel alone to Bali, Indonesia a few days after my 21st birthday. It was my first time traveling alone. I never...

Appearance vs Achievement: Women Advertising

Yes, sex sells. But what are the consequences of these ads? Media is a powerful tool since we spend about 10 hours and 45 minutes on it...

Give me face, Face, FACE.

It is said that our eyes are the windows to our soul, but what if we said that eyes were also the window to your mental health....

DON’T Look Here: Reverse Psychology in Ads  

You did it. You looked here. Do you like rebelling or did curiosity get the best of you? That’s the thinking behind reverse psychology. What is it...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental anxiety disorder which produces repeated thoughts or images about many different things. E.g. being overly tidy, or having an excessive...

SEXY Sales: The Psychology of Sexual Advertisements  

Freud's theory says: "In the theory of psycho-analysis we have no hesitation in assuming that the course taken by mental events is automatically regulated by the pleasure...

How perfection can amount to imperfection.

You will come to notice how much you despise someone who is perceived to not make any mistakes. However, in society today, not making any mistakes could...

Social Media Encourages Groupthink

Ever wonder why some comment threads in Facebook or Twitter are almost completely agreeing with the topic (or maybe resisting it depending on the first comment)?  Well,...

$Smiles: Psychology of Buying Happiness

It’s a common question. Can money buy happiness? Some of you will be like yeah because you can pay off your student loans and get cool things...

Is Everyone Really Out to Get You?!

The feeling that everyone is out to get you, that is the common perception of Paranoia. But is it really that or are we just too vulnerable...

Consumer Craze: How Psychology Theories Apply

Every psych student should know the stimulus, the neutral stimulus, learned behavior, etc. right? Well so do marketers. These tools help companies sell their products. These theories...

The Mere Exposure Effect

Mere exposure is a leading factor in making friendships, who could have thought of that? But that’s not the only effect of mere exposure. It basically might...

Pretty Package = Pretty Gift: The Psychology of Packaging

Ever want to buy something because it looks cool or cute? Presentation is key for companies to attract attention. It also gives consumers something to be excited...

Shelf Life: The Psychology of Shelving

What would stores do without shelves? How else would you be able to see all the products? Apparently stores put thought into this since shelves are cues...

How to be Me: Advertising Revealed

Don’t advertisements love to show these happy, beautiful people? Don’t they make it seem like you can never become them? Do you feel jealous? You can blame...

The Psychology of Advertisements

Look at me! Look at me! Did that get your attention? Good. Marketers need to grab consumer attention to promote their products and promotions. If the customer doesn’t...

Remember the Ads

Some people just watch the Super bowl for them. Companies also spend millions of dollars just to get a slot of thirty seconds. They have to make...

A Fear of Sleep: Somniphobia

Somniphobia, also known as Hypnophobia, is defined as the abnormal fear of falling asleep and includes the fear of being hypnotized. This fear effects a large number...

The Rainbow Connection to Psychology

When brands come up with an image, the color has an impact. Are the colors bold like the yellow arch of McDonalds? Or soft like the little...

Scents Make Cents

Abercrombie & Fitch, the teen clothing store, has gone into the sense of smell with selling their clothes. It’s called “scent marketing”. The human brain can store...

A Walk In My Shoes Part 2

Schizophrenia: A Walk In My Shoes Part 2: The Saint Could Not Save Him I had met him through a mutual friend in November 2002. Dan was tall, lengthy and had...

A Walk In My Shoes Part 1: Brother’s Mind Is Lost

Schizophrenia: A Walk In My Shoes Part 1: Brother's Mind Is Lost I remember it like it was yesterday. I was awake in my bedroom at the Canyon Creek Apartments in...

Meyer-Briggs Scarily Accurate Personality Profiles: What’s your type?

Human beings enjoy categorizing things. It facilitates our understanding of relationships between things or concepts that might seem unrelated. Among groups, it also provides a source of...

It’s Always Brightest After the Storm: Suicide Prevention

There are a myriad of facts and figures about suicide all over the internet. Those numbers are just cold, hard statistics. Of all the facts, stats, and...

People Who Don’t Value Themselves Often use Sex as a Way to Get Attention...

  Throughout the idealized gender stereotypes of men and women and their sexual desires, the common theme seen is that men desire sexual affection where women desire empathy...

What are the “Baby Blues”?

I can assure you that the "Baby Blues" is not a jazz band or a tone of color for the nursing room of an infant. The baby...

Does love affect our brain? Psychologists and scientists have spent many of their hours...

  Love seems to be a subject that attracts the attention of many scientists. But what really happens when we look into the eyes of the person we...

Animal Assisted Therapy

The Human-Animal bond is as old as civilization itself. Through art, literature, and history, we have been taught that humans and animals have shared a close relationship....

5 Harmful Myths About Mental Illnesses

In 1961, Thomas Szasz published The Myth of Mental Illness, a book that discussed his belief that mental illnesses were unnecessary diagnoses used to excuse the behavior...

A Finger Prick Could Help Prevent Suicide

When I was a kid, I remember thinking getting my finger pricked at the doctor’s office was a type of torture the nurses sickly enjoyed that had...

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