Psychology Archive

This Little Cartoon Does A Great Job At Explaining Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance (which I explained in more detail here in regard to climate change) is something that impacts literally all of us. It is probably THE major reason that new discoveries take years to be accepted and why confused and irrational traditions are maintained for

Why “White People Can’t Dance”

Now, before anyone gets mad: I am the child of two professional dancers who earned the vast majority of their income in their adult lives through performing, competing, and teaching. The truism that white people cannot dance is not a universal truth, but is

10 Forgotten Truths To Help You Get Through Hard Times

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” –Friedrich Nietzsche The wisest, most loving, and well rounded people you have ever met are likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known the heartbreak of losing something or someone they loved, and have

Derren Brown explains how to reduce a mugger to tears using nothing but words

Illusionist Darren Brown is a master of perception and deception: the guy manages to actually get 2/3 of people to simply hand him their wallets while out at the beach in the video clip below. Needless to say, this is a man with quite

An Increasing Number Of People Think Astrology Is Science…

Astrology is the study of how the position of the stars relative to us on Earth have a supposed effect on people here, primarily based on their date of birth. Of course, most (or all) astrological predictions are worded so vaguely that anyone looking

Nature or nurture? The age old question is finally answered

One of the most classic arguments: is it nature or nurture which more determine who we become? Is our life somehow predetermined or laid out in our predispositions, or can environmental factors compensate for even the most radical genetic tendencies? The question has also

Your Emotions Can Be Recorded Via Your Keyboard…

A new study by researchers at the Islamic University of Bangladesh investigated whether software could correctly identify the emotion of a person typing on a computer, simply by how long they held down the keys and how fast the participants typed. They found that

12 Things Every Activist Should Know

There are a lot more than 12 things that any effective activist should know, many of those unlisted here are dependant on what you are doing, where you are, and what exactly you are trying to achieve. These 12 basic tips should be useful

52% Drop In Animal Populations In 40 Years

A recent meta-analysis conducted by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), the Zoological Society of London, and several key contributions from researchers from Standford and Cambridge universities, has found that Earth’s ecological well-being is vastly more endangered than previously accepted. When looking at representative populations

Watch A Psychologist Reveal The Hidden Truth About Sex Offenders

Why does sexual abuse continue to happen so often in our society, so much that approximately 1/5 to 1/4 of all women experience rape or attempted rape? Well, that statistic might be a tiny bit misleading, so let’s break down what the CDC has