Psychology Archive

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 1 – Schizophrenia

According to data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an estimated 43.5 million adults in just the United States of America were suffering from a mental illness in 2014. Fewer, but still about 1 out of every 100, are

“It wasn’t even real rape!” – Debunking Rape Myths

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. While the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey estimates an average of 293,066 victims of rape and sexual assault each year, the actual number of unreported cases is expected to

6 Science-Backed Ways To Seem More Intelligent

These 6 science-backed ways to seem more intelligent may make you seem smarter, but unfortunately, the effect is only cosmetic. The sources are hyperlinked to each statement in the list. 1. Use a middle initial: it makes you seem more distinct and important 2.

Emissions cheating is “systemic,” 4 more companies caught

“These new test results [from Emissions Analytics] prove that the Volkswagen scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. What we are seeing here is a dieselgate that covers many brands and many different car models,” said Greg Archer, an emissions expert at Transport

The remarkable change to poor kids when their parents get a little more money

When a group of researchers first started this long-term study 20 years ago in rural North Carolina, they didn’t expect to be presented with a sociological godsend. The original goal was simple: to observe the mental condition, performance, and health of 1,420 low-income children.

7 Things You Need To Understand About Depression

Depression is probably the most common psychiatric problem, impacting easily 20% of the population at some point in their life (16.9% officially in the United States). Depression has a role in normal human development, especially as a reaction to events that require cognitive restructuring.

13 Signs To Identify A Psychopath

What most people know about psychopaths, or sociopaths, stems primarily from films and popular fiction. Although some of these portrayals are more accurate than others, the basic archetype is based on a “cluster” of behavioral and neurological differences. When these differences start coming together

13 shocking pictures showing how we used to ‘treat’ the mentally ill

People with psychiatric problems were not always considered fully human: even within the last 100 years problems ranging from epilepsy and schizophrenia to things like dementia, post-traumatic stress, and even childhood misbehavior were treated with shocking cruelty. Humans were chained, heated, cooled, irradiated, shocked,

Looking at the Mandela Effect

Sometime around late July of 2015, while searching news feeds and looking through articles, I began noticing that there was a subtle difference in tones, stories, memes, and language being used than I had been used to and/or exposed to over the years. I

Understanding Trauma – Part I: What It Is And Its Effects On The Brain

Rape is a social reality. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) claims with reference to data researched by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) that every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Statistics from the CDC indicate