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An Introduction to Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson's stages of development articulated a psychosocial theory of human development made up of eight stages that cover the …

Psychology

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

How to Start a Career In Psychology

Are you interested in a career in a psychology-related field but not quite sure where to begin? Do you have a question about psychology careers? …

Psychology

5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

The Brain

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

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Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?

How much have you changed in the past 10 years? Your body has aged, and you have some different memories, beliefs, and attitudes. But many of your …

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Can a Wandering Mind Make You Neurotic? - Facts So Romantic

<i>The connection between inner thought and neuroticism feeds the myth of the suffering creative genius.</i>Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called …

The Biggest Myths about Mary Magdalene

At least once a week someone emails me to tell me that Mary Magdalene and Jesus were married. Sometimes, they can trace their own family tree back to …

Mary Magdalene

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world.<p>After eating a Carolina Reaper pepper, the 34-year-old started dry heaving before developing a pain in his neck that turned into a series of thunderclap …

Chilli

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

10 Things You Didn't Know About WW I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. To mark it, RCH has been …

5 Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You

Your brain is a wondrous thing, but it's certainly not perfect. Sometimes it forgets important details, such as your overdue dentist appointment or a …

Self-esteem

50 Common Cognitive Distortions

Becoming mindful of these common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making.<p><b>1.</b> …

Why Are Religious People (Generally) Less Intelligent?

Catching up on my Xmas readings, I dived into the recent meta-analysis on the negative correlation between IQ and religious beliefs, which, at least …

How Culture Affects Depression

<i>"All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,"</i> Leo Tolstoy.<p>Poets and philosophers have long mused about the universal …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Sweet teen comedy 'Love, Simon' offers a lot to love

It's a coming-out, coming-of-age charmer of the highest order. | ★★★ out of 4 stars<p>A mischievous high school comedy of errors, “Love, Simon” follows …

I have nothing bad to say about "Love, Simon" because it actually *is* a perfect movie

Movies are supposed to make you feel things, whether good or bad, but it’s not every day that a movie wraps you up in a big hug. Honestly, movies …

Relationships

What Stephen Hawking said about God, his atheism — and his own death | The Star

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking schmoozed with popes during his lifetime, even though he was an avowed atheist. The famous scientist, …

Stephen Hawking

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

This Is Why We Love the One We Love

Are there any good reasons why we fall in love with one person rather than another? To answer, we need to distinguish between <i>explanatory</i> (or causal, …

Elizabethan England’s relationship with the Islamic world

The first stories of the Islamic faith entered England with the Crusades, but what is known of Elizabethan England’s longstanding encounter with the …

World History

Think Small Changes Won't Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

So you want to visit Auschwitz - Birkenau?

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow was the home to the Kings and Queens of Poland past. Krakow is one of …

Auschwitz

Déjà Vu Isn’t A Premonition, This Study Found, But It Can Make You Feel Like You’re Psychic

I'm not superstitious, but déjà vu will always thoroughly creep me out. I hate that eerie feeling that I'm experiencing something familiar, …

The data show that how we connect with romantic partners changes as we age

If you’re in your 20s or 30s and feel insecure in your relationship, you’re not alone. The good news: it’s likely that things will get better, according to data gathered about people’s attachment styles in romantic relationships.<p>The adult attachment theory, developed in the 1980s by American …

Psychology