Home » Psychological phenomenaWhy do humans have a tendency to believe that the grass is greener on the other side? Why do people crave what they don’t have? Why do people compare what they have with what others have? This article will attempt to answer all of these questions. People who believe that the grass … Read more Why the grass is greener on the other side
Home » Psychological phenomenaStockholm Syndrome is an intriguing psychological phenomenon in which hostages develop positive feelings for their captors during captivity. It sounds confusing. After all, common sense says that we should hate those who forcibly capture us and threaten us with violence. Stockholm Syndrome not only makes victims like their captors. They empathize with … Read more The psychology behind Stockholm Syndrome
Home » Psychological phenomenaYou show your friend a music video from your favourite band, hoping they’ll like it as much as you do. After about a minute into the video, your friend blurts out, “Ugh… the singer makes me cringe!” You feel devastated, wronged, and slightly embarrassed. “Is this supposed to be cringe-worthy? I didn’t … Read more Why do certain behaviours make us cringe?
Home » Psychological phenomenaJoe was a brilliant actor who had been nominated for the best actor award in an award ceremony. He had worked hard and his movie had done very well. When the announcer announced that he was the winner, Joe felt a cocktail of emotions- he was joyous, inexplicably sad, relieved and excited … Read more Impostor syndrome: When top achievers feel like frauds
Home » Psychological phenomenaHave you ever wondered why people keep repeating the same thing in conversations over and over? If you’re anything like me, you can’t ignore the content of conversations because you know that language can be a window to the mind. People repeat what they say for a number of reasons in a … Read more Why do people repeat themselves over and over
Home » Psychological phenomenaWe like to think that we see the world as it is and that our eyes function very much like video cameras recording all the details in our field of vision. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that sometimes we are unable to see objects that are right in … Read more Inattentional blindness: Being blind to what we see
Home » Psychological phenomenaThis article will focus on stereotype psychology, explaining why people stereotype others and how we can begin to break these stereotypes. Stereotyping means attributing a personality trait or a set of personality traits to a group of people. These traits may either be positive or negative and stereotyping of groups is usually … Read more Stereotype psychology: Why do people stereotype?
Home » Psychological phenomenaDehumanization means stripping humans off of their human qualities. Dehumanized humans are viewed as less than human by the dehumanizers, no longer having the same worth and dignity that humans normally ascribe to each other. Researchers have identified two types of dehumanizations- animalistic and mechanistic dehumanization.1 In animalistic dehumanization, you deny human … Read more What does dehumanization mean?
Home » Psychological phenomenaWhat causes homophobia?Why are some people homophobic?What are the psychological and biological drivers of homophobia? This article will attempt to answer these questions. Homophobia is a pervasive phenomenon that has been known to occur since the dawn of human history. It ranges from having antagonistic attitudes toward homosexuals to engaging in violent … Read more What causes homophobia?
Home » Psychological phenomenaWhy do people commit suicide?What mental states drive people to take such an extreme step? Once, when I was in my teens, I read a newspaper piece about this politician who’d died in a helicopter crash. He was dearly loved by the people of his region and when they heard of his … Read more Why people commit suicide (3 major reasons)