How our psychological wounds affect our self-image

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4We all develop some psychological wounds as we go through our childhood and teenage years. Even if parents, teachers and other caregivers did their best to raise a child in healthy circumstances, still there are some inescapable societal influences that pummel the mind of an individual. Childhood and teenage …

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Distorted self-image: What causes it?

woman seeing distorted self-image

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4Our self-image is how we see ourselves. When someone has a distorted self-image, it means how they see themselves is inaccurate. Our self-image or self-concept not only includes our physical appearance but also the beliefs we have about our own abilities, talents, values, etc. However, in this article, my …

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The power of habit and the story of Pepsodent

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4I recently came across a mind-blowing story about how Pepsodent was launched in the market and how brushing teeth became a worldwide habit. I came across the story in a book titled The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg. To those of you who have read the book, this post will …

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Why addictive behaviours are hard to stop

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4Why do addicts want higher and higher doses of a drug, even if it’s ruining their lives? Why do people spend endlessly on gambling only even though it saps their financial resources? Why do people that are addicted to junk food even though it’s fattening them up? When it comes …

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Understanding the psychology of addiction

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4The word addiction comes from ‘ad’ which is a prefix meaning ‘to’ and ‘dictus’ which means ‘to say or tell’. The words ‘dictionary’ and ‘dictation’ are also derived from ‘dictus’. Hence, etymologically, ‘addiction’ means ‘to tell or to say or to dictate’. And, as many addicts are well-aware, that’s …

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Understanding the psychology of stress

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4This article will discuss the nature and the psychology of stress. Stress has been turned into such a modern-day enemy that even the word ‘stress’ sounds stressful. Still, there are some who say that it is your friend, in that it spurs you into action. Who’s right and who’s …

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10 Ego defence mechanisms in psychology

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4This post will discuss 10 common ego defence mechanisms that we encounter regularly in our day-to-day lives. Your ego is your sense of self or ‘I’. Technically, your ego is your conscious mind. We all desire to feel worthy and stay psychologically stable. Now when something happens that threatens …

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What is learned helplessness in psychology?

Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4Helplessness is an emotion that we experience when we realize that we can’t do anything to solve an important problem. Helplessness is usually experienced after we have used up all the options that were available to us for solving our problem. When there’s no option left or we can’t think …

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