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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

by Althea Ocomen

The term psychological disorder is sometimes used to refer to what is more frequently known as mental disorders or psychiatric disorders. Mental disorders are patterns of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple areas of life. These disorders create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms.

Ambiverts: Are They Introverts Or Extroverts?

by Althea Ocomen

I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy and simple choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other, especially because of the wide range of difficulties in the spectrum. It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality.

Emotional Intelligence

by Althea Ocomen

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, continues to be an increasingly popular skill to have in the professional world. Many may be wondering why emotional intelligence continues to increase in importance among peers in an evolving workplace. Major companies have compiled statistical proof that employees with emotional intelligence undoubtedly perform better than others. In fact, companies with employees that have high levels of emotional intelligence see major increases in total sales and productivity.

5 Rare and Unusual Psychological Syndromes

by Althea Ocomen

1. Capgras Syndrome
During the trial of Clay Shaw in the movie JFK, a prosecution witness stated that he was present when Shaw and David Ferrie discussed strategies for the president’s assassination. On cross-examination, Shaw’s lawyer discredited the witness by asking the following questions (I paraphrase):

Getting Over Job Interview Fear

by Tako Akhvlediani

Have you ever had fear of job interview?

Oh I did!

There are several things, why people are afraid of job interviews.

We afraid that, someone will judge us, someone will think, that we are not so good to work with them. Someone will reject us!

Divorce Related Stigma

by Sukhmeet Kaur

Do you ever think twice about sharing your relationship status, especially if you are divorced? Or avoid the thought of ending your marriage because of the repercussions? Divorce is the formal ending to a marriage. It is not just a relationship status update or a legal name change, divorce related stigma allows for one to experience shame and guilt for an extensive period. 

Telling These 3 Things To Yourself Everyday Will Change Your Life

by Maryam Rana

Oftentimes, we tend to overlook the impact that our thinking, mindset, and just everyday conversations with our inner voices can have on our lives. Being too hard on yourself or thinking too low of yourself are the things that will suck the positive energy straight out of your life.

Mindset- Fixed v/s Growth

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” – Debbie Millman

The word ‘mindset’ cannot be further talked about without naming a renowned psychologist, Carol Dweck. Carol Dweck is one of the well-known psychologists at Stanford University who has made contributions in the study of mindset as a psychological trait. She had written a book of the same title in the year 2006 which gained tremendous success.

by Sumbul Syed

Debunking Myths About Psychology

by Althea Ocomen

There are a number of myths and misguided judgments about the field of psychology. Typically likely since individuals regularly have exceptionally small direct information and involvement with the science of psychology. For numerous individuals, there first (and as a rule only) encounter with psychology happens when they take an early on the course on the subject to fulfill a high school or college general education requirement. No wonder there are so many diverse misinterpretations about precisely what psychology is and is not.

Do We Need Affection to Survive?

by Alice Ghosh

We cannot live without food, air or water. But do we need affection to live?

People have always been busy surviving; working hard, fighting for their dreams, feeding their family and making money. Of course it’s true that the fittest can only survive in this savage world. But is it necessary that we need love? The answer is yes!

Concept Of Death

by Sehar Waheed

Unlike many other theories of the Western culture Kubler stages of death are very much suitable for Eastern cultural context it is because they explain exactly how death approaches to people even in the Eastern cultural context. It is maybe because that is an unavoidable phenomenon and is something that is very much same for all humans and animals no matter where they live or how they live. Even though in the Eastern culture people have different opinions and burial rituals when we compare them to the West. Yet still what happens to the person and what that person feels is very much same for western person or an Eastern person.

Why Seeking Happiness Isn't Enough?

by Sumbul Syed

Happiness has become such a big part of our lives. Why should it not be? We’re after all seeking happiness in our lives, aren’t we?

Everyone wants to be happy and that makes complete sense. People who are happy have numerous benefits over those who aren’t. Happy people have better relationships, better health and are much more efficient and productive at work.

The epidemic of ‘I can handle things on my own’

by Sumbul Syed

Human beings have never been so intellectually advanced than they are now in the 21st century. We have made so much progress; earlier, people used to wait months or years to send and receive messages from one part of the world to another. Death from tuberculosis, jaundice, polio, small pox and many other diseases wasn’t uncommon. Now, quite a lot has changed, and for the better. But some things have changed for worse and in that list include one of the harshest truths of life: increased hostility

The Spotlight Effect: Why You Shouldn’t Be So Self-Conscious

by Lauren Taylor

Imagine you’re making your way through a bustling street, when suddenly, you catch a glimpse of yourself in a store window and realize you have a stain on your shirt! Embarrassment starts to kick in, and you start to think that everyone around you is noticing the stain too and silently judging you. This is called the spotlight effect: the belief that people are paying more attention to you than they actually are. 

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: How the Way You Think Impacts Your Life

by Lauren Taylor

Have you ever heard of the Law of Attraction? In essence, it’s the idea that, if you act as though something is already true, it will come true. For example, if someone wants to become a better student, the Law of Attraction states that they should pretend that they are already a good student. This will cause them to act in the way a good student would act (ex. setting study habits, having a planner to keep track of assignments, paying attention in class, etc). Essentially, this is what a self-fulfilling prophecy is: our beliefs about certain situations can impact reality.

Are Type A And Type B Personalities Even Real?

by Sumbul Syed
It has become so common to hear people talking about Type A and Type B personality. But what is a Type A & Type B personality? People who are put under the category of Type A personality are often regarded as ambitious, competitive, rigidly organized, impatient, highly status-conscious, hostile, and aggressive. Such people always have some sort of time urgency. When they try to multi-task they tend to push themselves with deadlines and hate it very much whenever there is some delay. On the other hand, people with a Type B personality are completely the opposite…