Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4The following story is based on some true events…Max was the most famous plastic surgeon in town. It was this reputation that had brought Cindy under his knives. She had long been suffering due to her ‘big nose’. She’d decided to go under the knife a long time ago but … Read more Distorted self-image: What causes it?
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 … Read more The power of habit and the story of Pepsodent
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 … Read more Why addictive behaviours are hard to stop
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 … Read more Understanding the psychology of addiction
Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4What is a habit? How do they get formed? A habit is a behaviour that is repeated again and again. Based on the type of consequences that we face, habits are of two types- good habits and bad habits. Good habits that have positive effects on our lives and … Read more What is a habit, and why do we form habits?
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 … Read more Understanding the psychology of stress
Home » Psychological phenomena » Page 4A large part of human behaviour is driven by unconscious motives and goals that we aren’t generally aware of. Some go a step further and claim that we have no free will. Whether or not we have free will is not the topic of my discussion but rather I’d … Read more Unconscious motivation: What does it mean?
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 … Read more 10 Ego defence mechanisms 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 … Read more What is learned helplessness in psychology?