Why mood swings happen during periods

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or period mood swings in women is a complex condition, a tough nut to crack. It’s mainly because its symptoms are wide-ranging and vary considerably in severity from one woman to another. PMS occurs in what is known as the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. It’s a two-week phase between ovulation …

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Self-sacrifice psychology: Why people die for others

self sacrificing soldiers

Why do some people sacrifice their lives for others? What’s the psychology behind self-sacrifice? Humans are genetically programmed to seek survival. Having a psychology that promotes self-sacrifice doesn’t make much sense, at first glance. In A Tale of Two Cities, a famous novel by Charles Dickens, two men named Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton fall in …

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Jealousy between siblings psychology

sibling jealousy originates in infancy

Matt was sure he loved his brother Jeff and believed himself to be free from sibling rivalry. After all, he had never experienced any sibling jealousy. He could recall experiencing only mild sibling jealousy once or twice in his childhood. That’s it. Both in their late twenties now, Jeff recently got into a relationship while …

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What makes faces that are attractive different?

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a face attractive then you’ve landed at the right place. In this article, we’ll go over the different factors that influence the perception of facial attractiveness. Think about the faces that you consider attractive- faces of the people in your life or perhaps of the celebrities you like. What …

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Why do men like sports?

For the most part of my life, especially childhood and teen years, I’ve been an ardent sports fan. I loved watching and playing sports. I enjoyed watching and playing all kinds of sports, especially cricket and football. I not only played with my relatives and schoolmates but also practised alone for hours, never getting enough …

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Why do women talk so much?

women talk more than men

This article will discuss the psychology behind why women talk much more than men. While it’s true that both men and women can be talkative, there are good reasons behind the stereotype of women being more talkative. When I was in school, a female teacher one day caught a bunch of boys talking in the …

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Why are babies so cute?

why are babies so cute

Why are babies so cute and adorable? Why are we compelled, as if by some mysterious force, to hold and nurture cute babies? According to Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz, it’s all about the baby’s physical features. He discovered that certain features in human and animal babies trigger care-taking behaviours in parents. Specifically, these features are: Large …

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Are women more sensitive to touch than men?

This article will answer the question: Are women more sensitive to touch? But first, I want you to take a look at the following scenario: Mike was having an argument with his girlfriend Rita. In the midst of a hateful exchange of words, Rita decided that she’d had enough and turned around to leave.  Mike …

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Do women have a better sense of smell?

The article will explore whether women have a strong sense of smell and taste compared to men. In previous articles How men and women perceive the world differently and Communication differences between genders, we looked at the gender differences in humans in visual and auditory perceptions. In this article, we take up the senses of taste …

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Communication differences between genders

Generally speaking, why do women tend to be good listeners compared to men? I’m sure you’ve encountered more women than men with good listening and communication skills. What’s behind the communication differences between genders? In the article How men and women perceive the world differently, we looked at the differences in the visual perceptions of men …

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