Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Diary of an Introvert with Cabin Fever: 3/28/2017

This may not have been the best day EVER, but it was pretty good. First, I didn't have to go to class this morning. I got to sleep...
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Diary of an Introvert with Cabin Fever: 3/27/17

My first daily journal in years...   As I was setting up my account this evening, I noticed an email from my Diversity teacher. I don't have to go...

WHAT CAN YOUR ZODIAC SIGNS OFFER:

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Did You Know They Make Gemstone Countertops? You’ll Want One When You See Them!

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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?...

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...

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 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

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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...
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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...

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

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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...

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?

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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...

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....

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...

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...

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?

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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...

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...

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...

Types of Intuitive Introverts

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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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...
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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?

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10 Ways to Spot a Psychopath Liar

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The Link Between Schizophrenia and School Shooters

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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

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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

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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...

Daydreamers Are Often Better At Solving Complex Problems.

"Freud, for instance, described daydreams as “infantile” and a means of escaping from the necessary chores of the world into fantasies of “wish-fulfillment.” (Lehrer, 2012) Mindwandering actually an...

Why People Resist Changing Their Political Beliefs When Confronted with Counterevidence

When discussing politics with friends who have opposing viewpoints, have you ever felt frustrated that their opinions didn’t change after they were confronted with contradictory evidence? Have...

Introvert VS Extrovert

A Story. Extrovert vs. Introvert There is this common misconception about the natural behaviour of extroverts and introverts; extroverts are often times characterized as being lively and talkative,...

Can this be Schizophrenia?

Margaret became worried about her 17-year-old son Adrian who repeatedly kept saying that he heard God’s voices. Adrian was regularly found locked in his room while isolating...

16 Interesting Psychology Facts

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LOVE – Ten Facts That Makes It Change Our Lives

“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” St. Augustine Loved and lost. It reflects a lot on what love is. Love is pure....

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 98

Veronika is from Sacramento, CA and she is into anime and cartoons. She said, “I've started cosplaying more frequently.” She is also fond of hiking, looking for...

Flashback Friday: Understanding The Racist Hunger Games Tweets

The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins was wonderfully formatted into film in 2012. It was a hit reaching third-best debut in North America (Stewart, 2012). The responses...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 97

Diana is from Colombia and she enjoys reading, watching movies, and listening music. Diana said, ‘I love cooking and baking. I recently discovered that passion of mine...

Is It True That Insomniacs Have Different Brains?

Do you have a hard time falling and staying asleep? Are you waking up feeling unrefreshed despite having the opportunity to sleep adequately? Is it taking a...

Discovering The Therapeutic Power of Photography

Are there therapeutic benefits of photography? And can they help you with depression and anxiety? Yes, I know that it does— photography saved my life by helping me...

Tears of Happiness: Restoring Emotional Equilibrium

From wedding proposals and ceremonies to airport reunions and graduations, we've all experienced witnessing others' tears of happiness or spilling a few of our own. These positive moments are...

Are You An Ambivert?

Put simply, ambiversion is a combination of introversion and extroversion. The word "ambivert" is defined as "a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert." In other...

Image Is…Why Representation is Important

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Life Saving Essentials on APA Formatting

One dreary winter day, the professor for my Child & Adolescence Developmental Psychology class announced that we would be assigned yet another research paper. Of course, to...

England Study Concludes: Males Spend a Year of Their Life Ogling at Females

Do you think we gave Barack Obama, President of the United States of America and a married man, too difficult of a time when numerous articles blew up...

Emotional Advice For a Bargain: Child Offers Advice for Two Bucks

The holiday season can be stressful even for the best of us. Sometimes all we really need is a few minutes with an attentive ear, and what...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 96

Carissa is from Kentucky and she enjoys fantasies like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. She also is fond of anime and video games, her favorites...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 95

Anonymous is from Poland, but has lived half her life in France. She loves to read, write, to listen to music and watch television shows. Anonymous said,...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 94

Aislinn, likes to go by Ax and she is born in Indiana. She has moved a lot throughout her life, and currently lives in California. She loves...

24 Signs Someone Is Thinking of Suicide

Over one million people in the world commit suicide each year. That means that on average, someone kills themselves every 40 seconds. These needless deaths affect many...

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 93

Bryce Evans was born in Edmonton, Alberta and now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is an artist, introvert, entrepreneur and loves expressing himself in creative ways....

Mental Illness Recovery Series: Story # 92

Sumiyah is from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and she is aspiring to be a writer and poet. Her current goal is to graduate from medical school...

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence: A Human Opinion

In our everyday discourse, rationality and intelligence are often interchangeable. They both basically mean the same thing - right? An article published by the NY Times titled...

Study Finds That Religiosity Is Linked With Lower General Intelligence

Science and faith have been on opposite sides of the boxing ring for the past century. From Christian fundamentalists banning the teachings of evolution in class, to...

Tickling is Actually a Form of Panic

Have you ever had(or even thought about) a spider crawling up your leg and it...tickled? Right before you scream bloody murder? I am definitely guilty as charged. I’m...

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