Thursday, March 23, 2017

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...
depression

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
personality

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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?...
depression

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

Can you get 12/12 on this tough quiz about Psychological Conditioning?

You may have had a course or class on Psychology or you might just have a huge interest in this topic and read a lot about it,...

4 Scents Stores Use to Make You Spend More Money – and how not...

“What?” I hear you ask. “Can my spending really be influenced by what I smell?” Yes, yes it can. In this article we will discuss some scents...

5 Psychological Tips to Help You Stop Procrastinating

Procrastinating, we’ve all done it, but there are ways to work around it, and increase productivity. Here are five practical tips to combat procrastination. Got one big...

7 Ways Personality Can Affect Your Career

Personality has been shown, like many other important aspects to life, to effect many aspects of our careers. One of the most influential personality theories is the...

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...

Apps: The Future of Psychotherapy

Getting therapy is expensive.  Despite the growing popularity of therapy, it costs patients a substantial amount of money, time and commitment.  It is usually a weekly effort...

The Psych Behind “Gendered” Children’s Toys

As soon as a child enters the toy department of almost any store, ideas and standards of their gender are immediately and unconsciously being absorbed into their...

12 frightening facts about fear and phobias you might not know

The ability to experience fear has been hard-wired into (almost) all of our brains, so (almost) all of us will have experienced fear at least a few...

4 Reasons Why We Relate To Fictional Characters

4 Reasons Why We Relate To Fictional Characters I personally love fiction--all forms of it, from movies to books to television. I enjoy exploring the fictional worlds and...

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...

12 Fascinating Facts about Dreams & Sleeping you might not know

Sleeping and dreaming is something we all do (yes, really!) and most of us quite enjoy getting back to bed after a long day of work and/or...

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...

6 Long Lasting Effects of Abuse

Abuse comes in many forms, and can occur in any relationship. It is an extreme difficult thing to go through, and the effects of abuse on the...

5 Reasons Females Turn Criminal

When you think of a stereotypical criminal, you tend to think of a male. It is unlikely the image of a female will come to mind when...

10 Signs and Symptoms of Hypersexual Disorder

In a proposed diagnosis for the DSM-V, Hypersexual Disorder is defined as a "sexual desire disorder with an impulsivity component." In 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released...

The Mystique of Manson: Why Society is Still Fascinated with Charles Manson

The Mystique of Manson: Why Society is Still Fascinated with Charles Manson Charles Manson, who turns 81 in November, is serving out a life sentence for orchestrating...

Happy National Coffee Day: Let’s Celebrate With Some 5 Fun Facts

Coffee is consumed by 90% of adults daily and opinions on the health benefits of coffee are constantly changing. However, there are ways coffee can be beneficial...

Women in Sports

Ronda Rousey current UFC Bantamweight Champion This is the 21st century. All people should be able to do whatever they want by now regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, age,...

Sigmund Freud: Dora, a Case of Hysteria

Very recently, in my German class - which is focusing on the works of Freud, Nietzsche, and Kafka - we read Freud's case study on Dora and...

7 Surprising Ways Birth Order Affects Us

Some researchers believe that your birth order, that is: whether you were born first, in the middle, or last, has some baring on who you grow up...

6 Tips to Making Your Long-Distance Relationship Last

Long distance relationships are romantic relationships in which there is significant distance between the two partners. This means the two partners may not get to see each...

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...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Laura (#11)

Hey guys! Another interview with a psychology student for you to read! This article we’ll be talking to Laura Whittick, a psychology student from England. She is...

Lucky and Me: Why Losing a Pet Can Cause Immense Grief

  Lucky and Me: Why Losing a Pet Can Cause Immense Grief First, let me start by saying this is still a tough topic for me, but I felt...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Jessica (#10)

This article we have another interview for you with a psychology student! This time, we’re interviewing Jessica Pinson, from the UK (bare this in mind when reading...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Brittany Stage (#9)

Interview Article – 8 (Brittany Stage) This article we have an interview with one psychology student from the United States. She is called Brittany Stage, and is a...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Jessie Lewis & Allison Veras (#8)

In this article we will talk to two more psychology students, from America. We will ask them stuff to help you potential or current psychology students, and...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – William & Alex #7

Today we have two psychology students joining us. One of our students is from the USA, and one is form the UK, so a great chance to...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Gabriel & Akansha #6

This week we’re lucky enough to have two students to interview! The first is Gabriel Taylor, who is studying psychology at William Carey University, and plans to minor...

Order Effects in Interviews- Will interviewing first get you the job?

Before a job interview many of us research ways that may help us land the job. However, most people do not realize that the order in which...

Inside the Life of a UBC Psychology Alumini – Deanna Cann (#5)

These series of articles are going to be based upon interviews with psychology students and alumni, we’ll be asking these students about their courses, what they like...

Biopsychology put into action by a driver

Here is a quick run through of biopsychology by a driver who is falling asleep: Our bodies are constantly working on a cellular level, making and developing new...

Apotemnophilia

After finally moving into my apartment and setting up internet access, I decided to celebrate by relaxing and watching Netflix. It was while browsing the Documentaries section...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Aubrey & Tina (#4)

These series of articles are going to be based upon interviews with psychology students, we’ll be asking these students about their courses, what they like and dislike,...

Offender Profiling: Science or Fiction? The Assumptions

Offender profiling is defined as “a process by which offender characteristics can be deduced from a detailed knowledge of offender characteristics” (Ainsworth, 2000). It can be used...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Kathleen (#3)

These series of articles are going to be based upon interviews with psychology students, we’ll be asking these students about their courses, what they like and dislike,...

Cyberchrondia; Self-Diagnosis and Dr. Google

Author’s Note: This article is not intended to shame those who have self-diagnosed themselves, but rather to examine the usefulness and appropriateness of self-diagnosis in treating mental...

Eat, Pray, Toke: Restricted Research on Medical Marijuana Prevents Evidence of Risks and Benefits

Recently when I search for news articles related to psychology, the most prominent topic is the psychological effects of medical marijuana: the good and bad. Specifically, the first...

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Amanda & Corrine (#2)

These series of articles are going to be based upon interviews with psychology students, we’ll be asking these students about their courses, what they like and dislike,...

How to Help Someone With Depression

If you're looking for advice on how to help someone with depression whether that someone be a friend or love one, I would like to share my...

Psychosis, More than Just Genetics : Urbanicity, Poverty, Ethnicity and Cannabis

Intro “Psychosis” refers to a group of disorders in which emotions or thoughts are so disrupted that contact with external reality is lost. Some of the more well-known...

Intense Exercise Increases Motivation through the Stress Hormone, Cortisol

Many people like to start their day with a morning run, or a workout at the gym; they say it gives them a boost in the morning that...

Friends and partners with a Machiavellian Personality

 Niccolo Machiavelli, from whom the term Machiavellian originates, was an Italian diplomat who wrote the classic, The Prince, a book of advice on acquiring and maintaining power, in 1512....

Inside the Life of a Psychology Student – Larissa Grundmanis (#1)

These series of articles are going to be based upon interviews with psychology students, we’ll be asking these students about their courses, what they like and dislike,...

How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier

Here's how practicing gratitude can make you happier. Happiness has everything to do with gratitude and being grateful. People who express gratitude are much more happier than...

What Do I Have to Lose?

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. There is way more to it...

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