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“If there is any instrument you must fall in love with and fetishize, it is the human brain—the most miraculous, awe-inspiring, information-processing tool devised in the known universe, with a complexity we can’t even begin to fathom, and with dimensional powers that far outstrip any piece of technology in sophistication and usefulness.”

- Robert Greene, Author of Mastery

This site is about how the mind works. It contains information that will enable you to understand the very mechanics by which your mind operates, because- like it or not- your mind is like an invisible machine that works according to its own rules.

We, humans, have come a long way, from mastering technology to exploring outer space- there's no dearth of achievements that we've made. But closer home, how much do we really know about our own minds? As it turns out for most people- not much. Way too many people are clueless about the workings of their own mind. This is the cause of great ignorance, suffering, and conflict in the world.

Thanks to the internet explosion, there's massive information overload today and people often end up wasting their time reading low-quality and useless stuff that teaches them next to nothing.

PsychMechanics is targeted at readers who desire intriguing, valuable, and useful information about the human mind in a simple, easy-to-understand language. The information is presented less like a tedious college lecture and more like an informal, one-one conversation.

Efforts have been made to present the information in a logical manner and in a way that makes it easy to relate to real-life situations.

Moreover, this site is committed to providing you with information that you 'work with' in your day-to-day life. PsychMechanics is the combination of 'psyche' meaning 'mind' and 'mechanics' meaning 'machine, tool' and that's exactly what the author of this site strives to provide you: A tool that you can 'use' to understand and tweak human behavior.

About the Author

I'm Hanan Parvez from the beautiful vale of Kashmir located in the Himalayas of South Asia. I had engineering as my undergraduate course and finished my MBA with Marketing as major in 2018. I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology and running this website simultaneously.

As an engineer who is also interested in the workings of the mind, I can't help but think of the human mind as a machine, as an instrument- which it is in many ways. When people buy their machines, they may not know how to use it initially but over time they get used to it, learn from their mistakes and may even become experts at operating.

The human mind is somewhat similar. We're born with this machine between our ears having no clue how it operates. Though over time, we more or less get a handle on it, most of us are not able to master it because it is the most complex machine there is. This website is an instruction manual that will help you to understand the nuts and bolts of your mind.

What sparked my interest in human behavior

When I was in school, I read a chapter in my English class taken from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer where Tom convinces his friend to whitewash a fence despite the latter initially being unwilling to do so.

I was fascinated by how people can be convinced to do things that they may not want to do. It planted in me the idea that the human mind could be tampered and tweaked with to achieve one's desired outcomes. I wanted to learn more.

I laid my hands on anything that could teach me a little something about human behavior. By the time I finished college, I had read countless books. A point came when I realized it was time to share what I had learned. After all, we learn best by teaching others and lo and behold- PsychMechanics was born.

I've had the misfortune of lending my ears to some of the most boring professors ever, hell-bent on destroying every ounce of creativity and curiosity left in me. To be frank, I've hated formal education for the most part of my life.

Of course, there are always a few good teachers that we admire. What makes them different is the way they make learning fun and interesting.

I'm a strong believer in making learning fun. This makes knowledge accessible to the common lot who don't necessarily like to hang out in the mummified halls of academia or go through 400-paged tomes. Degrees, diplomas, titles, and experiences don't mean anything if you can't stimulate the minds of your students.

Inspired by those few teachers, I decided to teach what I know best in a similar fashion.

Study of the human mind has become the biggest fascination of my life and this site is a collection of the best I know explained in the best way I've deemed possible.

It's like a torch that you can use to shed light on the darkest corners of the human mind, your go-to place when it comes to understanding matters of the mind.

- Hanan Parvez

Founder and Author, 
M.B.A., M.A. Psychology

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