What's PsychMechanics all about?

This site is about how the mind works. It contains information that'll enable you to understand the very mechanics by which your mind operates, because, like it or not, your mind is like an invisible machine that works according to its own rules.

We humans have really come a long way, from mastering technology to exploring outer space- there's no dearth of achievements that we've made.

But closer home, how much do we really know about our own minds? As it turns out for most people- not much! Way too many people are clueless about the workings of their minds.

Thanks to the internet explosion, there's a massive information overload today and people end up wasting their precious time reading low-quality, boring, and useless posts that teach them next to nothing.

PsychMechanics is targeted at readers who desire intriguing, valuable and useful information about the human mind but don't have the time and energy to go through dense research papers, graphs, charts, and 500-page tomes.

Basically, it's useful information minus the boring academic stuff.

I do provide references at the bottom of those articles where I quote a study or an experiment for the interest of academicians but rest assured this site is going to be anything but boring.

The information presented is less like a tedious college lecture and more like a one-one conversation, and in a format that even lay people can easily understand.

About the Author

I'm Hanan Parvez from the beautiful vale of Kashmir located in the Himalayas of South Asia. I'm an engineering graduate currently pursuing MBA.

Besides having an engineering background, I know a little something about biology, history, philosophy, economics, and genetics.

But psychology has always been right up my alley. I was intrigued by it since childhood before I knew it was called 'psychology'. When I was 14 I read Alan Pease's masterpiece on body language and it blew me away.

I didn't look back after that and starting getting my hands on masterpieces after masterpieces.

But it was only during the first year of my engineering course when I got really passionate about understanding human behavior at a deep level.

I found myself studying it voraciously like a man possessed- every single day.

With my attention now turned to psychology, I knew I had to somehow breeze through engineering. By applying the techniques I learned in psychology, I made it through my engineering course without flunking in a single semester.

I had to psychologically manipulate my examiners into giving me good grades. Yes, you can do that, and a lot more. That's the mighty power of psychology.

I've had the misfortune of lending my ears to some of the most boring professors ever, hell-bent on destroying every ounce of creativity and curiosity left in me.

To be frank, I've hated formal education for the most part of my life. And I think those numerous dead-intellect professors that I encountered in my educational life are to blame.

There were a few good teachers too that I admired. What made them different was the way they made learning fun. I'm a strong believer in making learning fun. This makes knowledge accessible to the common lot who don't necessarily like to hang out in the mummified halls of academia.

Degrees, diplomas, titles, and experiences of a teacher don't mean anything if he can't stimulate your mind.

Inspired by those few teachers, I decided to teach what I know best in a similar fashion and to a global audience.

So in August 2014, PsychMechanics was born.

Study of the human mind has become the biggest fascination of my life and this blog is a collection of the best I know explained in the best way I've deemed possible.

It's like a torch that you can use to shed light on the darkest corners of the human mind, your go-to place when it comes to matters of the mind.

- Hanan Parvez

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