About PsychMechanics

This site is about how the mind works. It contains information that will 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 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. This is the cause of great ignorance, suffering, and conflict in the world.

Thanks to the internet explosion, there's massive information overload today and people often end up wasting their time reading low-quality and useless stuff that teaches 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, energy or willingness to go through dense research papers, graphs, charts, and 500-page tomes.

Basically, it's bite-sized useful information about the workings of the human mind that I deliver to you in my own style. 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.

Efforts have also been made to present the information in a logical manner and in a way that makes it easy to relate to real-life situations.

About the Author

I'm Hanan Parvez from the beautiful vale of Kashmir located in the Himalayas of South Asia. I'm a post-graduate student majoring in Marketing and I'm especially interested in human psychology and behavior.

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 in high school I read a chapter in my English class taken from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer where Tom Sawyer convinces his friend to whitewash a fence despite the friend being initially unwilling to do it.

I was fascinated how people can be convinced to do things that they may not want to do. It planted in me the idea that the human mind was a machine that could be tampered with- that could be tweaked to achieve one's desired results. I wanted to learn more.

I laid my hands on anything that could teach me a little something about human behavior. By the time I finished college, I'd read countless books. A point came when I realized it was time to vomit out what I had learned. After all, we learn best by teaching others and lo and behold- PsychMechanics was born.

I hated my engineering undergraduate course that I was forced to take because I had cleared a state level entrance test. There aren't many opportunities for a psych major where I come from.

With my attention now turned to psychology, I knew I had to somehow breeze through engineering before I could find something that was more in line with my interests. By applying the techniques I learned in psychology, I made it through my engineering course without flunking in any subject or semester.

I had to psychologically manipulate my examiners into giving me good grades. Yes, you can do that, and a lot more with the power that lies in 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. I don't know how it is where you live but it sucks here. It's largely become an enterprise to keep the professors employed.

Of course, there are always a few good teachers that we admire. What makes them different is the way they make learning fun and interesting.

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.

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 understanding the matters of the mind.

- Hanan Parvez

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