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'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

May 01, 2016

'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

Labels can help us better navigate the world. But they can also be restrictive, especially when used in the context of mental health and identity. #Psychology #LGBT #Identity #Sexuality #Abnormal psychology #Schizophrenia #ADHD #Labelling #heterosexual #LGBTQ #Homosexual #FWeekend #DSM-V #danger of labels
How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's | Reuters

Apr 07, 2016

How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People's self-esteem, their need to gain approval or avoid humiliation are psychological drivers that help fuel conflicts, and must be factored into attempts to bring about peace, an expert said late on Wednesday. Like most individuals, leaders of countries or armed groups may go to great lengths to protect their self-esteem, and this can make them deaf to reason, said Paul Randolph, a mediation expert at Regent's University London and author of a new book on the issue. He said fear of humiliation has played a significant part in prolonging Syria's conflict, which has entered its sixth year. #Europe #Psychology #Argentina #Latin America #article
It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction

Feb 14, 2016

It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction

As far back as one can remember, humans have been trying to understand love and attraction. And after decades of research and social experiments, the ode to understanding them might finally be seeing that elusive light at the end of the tunnel. #Psychology #Plato #love ##LoveSexMorality #Sternberg #Love Theory #Theodore Newcomb #Attraction
Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study

Aug 04, 2015

Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study

Marriage can cause dramatic reduction in alcohol intake even among people with severe drinking problems, according to a new study. #Life #Marriage #Psychology #Study #WeirdNews #alcoholism #research
Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

Nov 08, 2013

Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

If one were to analyse Google today, you would infer that it is clever, social, has a great sense of humour. #ThingsWeLike #Psychology #Google doodle #Hermann Rorschach #Rorschach test #ink blot #Freud
Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?

Jun 27, 2013

Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?

When people who go on a pilgrimage suffer grievous tragedy, it seems fair to ask: what is faith worth if it cannot buy insurance from heartbreaks? #Religion #Faith #Psychology #Uttarakhand floods #Resilience
Viral video: How predictable are you?

Nov 20, 2012

Viral video: How predictable are you?

Call it math, call it logic, but this video which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet, will definitely have you stumped. #ViralMedia #Psychology #Richard Wiseman
Goodbye gold digger: Modern women seek equals

Apr 12, 2012

Goodbye gold digger: Modern women seek equals

It's been over 50 years since the first bra was burned and its only now that women seem to have outgrown the evolutionary psychology of their sex — to marry up. #CultureDecoder #Psychology #Women #marrying up #mating behaiour
Are right wingers less intelligent than left wingers?

Feb 03, 2012

Are right wingers less intelligent than left wingers?

A new study claims claims that right-wing ideology forms a 'pathway' for people with low reasoning ability to become prejudiced against groups such as other races and gay people. #Social Issues #Psychology #Racism #GoodReads #Innate intelligence #Right wing ideology #Left wing views