Emotional healing: What is it and how does it work?

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Emotional healing is the process of recovering from an emotional wound or trauma. Emotional wounds are inflicted upon people by negative life experiences or stressors. Many stressors can cause trauma, but we can broadly classify them into two types: Stressors threatening survival. Stressors threatening reproduction. Stressors that threaten survival include natural disasters, violence, accidents, disease, …

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What is insight learning? (Definition and theory)

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Insight learning is a type of learning that happens suddenly, in the flash of a moment. It’s those “a-ha” moments, the light bulbs that people typically get long after they’ve abandoned a problem. It’s believed that insight learning has been behind many creative inventions, discoveries, and solutions throughout history. In this article, we’ll explore what’s …

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Signs from the universe or coincidence?

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You’ve probably come across one of those people who believe they receive signs from the universe. Maybe you’re one of them. I certainly have thought this way in the past. You know, you’re working on a difficult task and you face an obstacle. Then you tell yourself it’s a sign from the universe that you …

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Why betrayal of friends hurts so much

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When we think of betrayal, we often think of betrayal in romantic relationships and marriages. While such betrayals are obviously very damaging to the victim, the betrayal of friends can be damaging as well. Yet, people don’t talk about it that often. In this article, we’ll discuss the phenomenon of friendship betrayal. Focusing on the …

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How are memories stored and retrieved

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It’s tempting to think our memory works like the memory of a video recorder, in that it replays information exactly as recorded. This isn’t always the case. Based on how memories are stored and retrieved, they’re prone to errors called memory distortions. A distorted memory is a memory whose recall differs from what was encoded …

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Grass is greener syndrome (Explained)

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Why do humans have a tendency to believe that the grass is greener on the other side? Some call it the grass is greener syndrome. 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 …

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What causes overthinking?

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To understand what causes overthinking, we need to understand why we think in the first place. After that, we can begin to explore why this process goes into overdrive and what can be done to overcome it. In the first half of the 20th century, behaviourists dominated the field of Psychology. They believed that behaviour …

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Stockholm syndrome psychology (explained)

Stockholm 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, right? Stockholm Syndrome does not only makes victims like their captors. Some also empathize with …

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Why do certain behaviours make us cringe?

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You 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 realize this was …

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