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Top 5 Reasons Horror Movies Can Actually Benefit Psychology

Top 5 Reasons Horror Movies Can Actually Benefit Your Mental Health

Spooky Day is upon us! 🎃 Spirits, witches, bloody skeletons, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating — Halloween is a night for a good fright and the macabre merriment everyone loves. It’s also the time for many to partake in the tradition of picking out and watching horror movies.  Horror is quite a controversial genre associated with negative emotions and feelings — and for good reason.…

October 29, 2021

What are some psychological facts about love Psychology

Interesting Facts about the Psychology of Attraction

Love is an intense feeling. If you’ve been in love before, you can attest to the fact that it seems like a roller coaster ride. One day all you want to do is to stare into the eyes of your significant other, and the next, you’re afraid of life without them. Unfortunately, sometimes love comes with disappointments and ultimately heartbreak. Going through these intense feelings…

August 17, 2021

How to stop lying Psychology

When Honesty is the Best Policy: How to Stop Lying in a Relationship

We learn to tell untruths when we’re as young as two and begin to lie regularly at around the age of three when we understand that adults don’t actually know everything. Dad said I could. If you let me (blank), I’ll never ask you for anything again. He started it! We begin to tell “white” lies at around the age of seven. These are lies…

August 3, 2021

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop It Psychology

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop It?

Emotional situations can sometimes get the best of us, and we may even act in ways we later regret. This is entirely normal. But overall, some people are much better at handling emotions than others, and some can even use their emotional awareness and skills to help them attain positive outcomes. It all comes down to how emotionally intelligent you are. Fortunately, emotional intelligence is…

July 29, 2021

Highly Sensitive Person Psychology

How to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person

A highly sensitive person (or HSP) is someone who is more sensitive to physical, emotional or social stimuli. Being highly sensitive can be considered a personality trait that comes with its own strengths and difficulties. Here we will look at how to thrive as a highly sensitive person. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? If you’ve ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or…

July 20, 2021

Enhance Your Resilience Psychology

10 Ways to Enhance Your Resilience

We all face problems and adversities in life. From job loss to health problems to separation from friends and the loss of loved ones, these changes can disrupt our lives and sometimes knock us down. Living through tough times can also take a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health. How we bounce back from these obstacles can determine how we’ll move forward in…

July 20, 2021

anhedonia Psychology

Understanding Anhedonia: Why You’re Losing Interest in Things You Used to Enjoy

Everyone changes interest in things over time. You might’ve loved soccer as a kid, but grew bored of it and quitted in your teens. Unlike the typical loss of interest, anhedonia makes every day uninteresting and results in many or all activities you enjoyed not eliciting excitement anymore. What Is Anhedonia? People with anhedonia feel like they’re just going through the motions of life. Its…

July 20, 2021

emotional numbness Psychology

What Is Emotional Numbness, and How to Get Relief?

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions in your life? It’s natural for everyone to feel a bit disconnected from the world around them at times. But if you feel this way more often than not, you may be experiencing what is known as emotional numbness. What Is Emotional Numbness? In short, emotional numbness is a general lack of emotions, and…

May 28, 2021

hapiness Psychology

What Is Happiness?

While happiness is often characterized by feelings of joy and contentment, it is difficult to define and measure. As everyone experiences it differently, there is no single or universal definition of what happiness really is. Although it mostly relates to positive emotions, it is more than just a fleeting mood or feeling. Living or pursuing a happy life, furthermore, is not about denying or avoiding…

May 19, 2021

emotions Psychology

6 Types of Basic Emotions and Their Effect on Human Behavior

How we respond to stimuli determines our daily experiences and overall quality of life. These responses are emotions that lead to various choices or actions. Researchers have long been curious about why human beings react the way they do to stimuli. In the process, various theories about emotional psychology have emerged. Understanding what basic emotions are is essential for improving one’s reactions and perceptions. What…

May 12, 2021

Alcohol Affects Psychology

How Alcohol Affects Your Emotional and Mental Well-Being

People drink for various reasons – to feel happy, unwind, or escape from negative feelings. At the moment, alcohol can seem like a simple solution to a variety of problems, and it is. In fact, if used responsibly, moderate alcohol intake has its benefits. However, if abused, alcohol can cause dire emotional and mental health effects. When you start depending on alcohol to deal with…

April 7, 2021


Are You Looking for a Cute Way to Say Good Night?

“The nightfall has come by, so set your bed and doze off!” That’s a phrase that contains plenty of precious recollections for many humans. You possibly have a few recollections of telling it to a person you adore or the other way around. These words have quite a few characteristics that cause it to be so charming – it’s brief and lovely. It has a…

December 14, 2020

psychological test Psychology

Defining the MMPI Test: Implications of the Results 

The MMPI is one of the most commonly used psychological tests in the world that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. Although it was created in the middle of the 20th century, the test remains popular even today, given its empirical tradition. The test has measures to check dishonest responses and to detect exaggerations.  Originally created in the 1930s, the MMPI has undergone numerous updates. Now,…

November 25, 2020


What You Can Change About Yourself, What You Can’t, & How to Do It

Can people change? According to recent studies, personality can change throughout a person’s life, even stretching into older adulthood. People can always work to adjust the personality aspects that least impress them. The main factors influencing our personalities, values, beliefs, and behavior are genetic predispositions to specific traits, childhood environments, and life experiences. However, this does not mean that personality is always predetermined. In this…

November 19, 2020

Influence of Social Pressures on Being Ourselves Psychology

Influence of Social Pressures on Being Ourselves

As social human beings, we follow social norms. They dictate how we interact with each other. We are taught social norms as children, and we grow up with them. It states the unwritten rules of how we behave. Conforming to these social norms makes us accepted in our social groups. We are going to explore crucial points like how: Trying to fit into societal groups…

November 18, 2020

Choleric Temperament Psychology

Choleric Temperament – What Does It Entail?

Been told that you’re choleric? It could be an entrancing observation. Choleric temper is among the four main personalities ancient doctors used to categorize health conditions as well as individuals. Therefore, what does it implicate to be a choleric? The concept of temperaments was postulated by the Greek philosopher and doctor, Hippocrates. It correlates with the popular notion of the humors. The central underlying thought…

November 17, 2020

The Development of Concrete and Abstract Thinking Patterns Psychology

The Development of Concrete and Abstract Thinking Patterns

Abstract thinking and concrete thinking are fundamentally different and can even be considered opposites. Concrete thinking typically lacks depth and involves surface concepts. On the other hand, abstract thinking involves deeper concepts. Read on to learn about the difference between concrete and abstract thinking. Key Points: Thinking will generally fall into the categories of abstract and concrete thinking. As children, we start by thinking in…

November 17, 2020

Friends Psychology

I Love My Friends, But It Feels Like They Don’t Care

Friendships are hard to come by as we get older, perhaps because people get caught up in their adulthood responsibilities, and they can only sustain a small circle of meaningful friendships. You will realize that you are not spending as much time as you used to with your friends during your youthful days. Some friendships may grow apart and become cold, and this is just…

November 2, 2020

Color Psychology

Color Coded: What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?

Black means doom. You probably have this superstition engraved in your mindset. There is no scientific evidence that shows black connotes doom. Colors have a deeper meaning than just pigmentation. Well, there are various answers you will receive from different people. Our choice of colors influences a deep-rooted correlation with our personality patterns. Many people tend to express their emotions, feelings, and opinions with colors.…

October 26, 2020

How to Master the Skill of Persuasion Psychology

How to Master the Skill of Persuasion

Persuasion is a very useful skill for a person to acquire. Very often, people think negatively about this word and consider it as a form of manipulation. However, it’s not true, and to understand what persuasion is, keep reading the article. Besides, we will tell you about how to become more persuasive in your everyday life. What Is Persuasion? This is a communication strategy aimed…

October 26, 2020

People Psychology

How to Talk to Random People

Most of the meaningful relationships start with a light conversation. It begins with two strangers striking a simple talk that turns into a strong bond. For some, interacting with strangers is their forte. These types of people like to interact with new people outside their circle. It brings a sense of fulfillment in their lives. Also, there is another category of those who find it…

October 26, 2020

Life Psychology

Transforming Your Life Through Liminal Space

Can you believe that we are living in an alternate reality? The liminal space could be more real to you than you know it. Liminal space is the transitional space between the past and the future It can either be a physical liminal space or a state of the mind How we handle liminality determines what our future will become Many ambiguities come with being…

October 22, 2020


How to Define a True Friend in Your Life

Friendship is one of the most important things in the life of each person. We all need a good buddy by our side to have fun together, to cry together, to share all the good moments we experience. But who is a true friend? Is there a place in a friendship for disappointments and fights? Can a true buddy abandon you when you need their…

September 28, 2020


How Serious is a Lack of Meaning and a Feeling of Emptiness?

Most individuals experience emptiness at some points in their lives, and this does not always indicate that they have any underlying issues. However, if the feeling is prolonged, it can have serious impacts on your day-to-day activities. It can significantly affect your ability to interact with other people and will decrease your performance at work. Let’s learn more about this condition.  Key Takeaways: Emptiness can…

September 28, 2020

The APA Code of Ethics Explained with Real-Life Examples - calmerry Psychology

The APA Code of Ethics Explained with Real-Life Examples

Key Takeaways: The APA Code of Ethics regulates professional psychology by establishing standards of acceptable conduct. Having a counselor who adheres to the Ethics Code is an assurance that you are receiving the best treatment. Licensed online counselors acknowledge and adhere to the Code of Ethics in all interactions with clients. When you decide to see a therapist, you might have some concerns. A common…

September 22, 2020

Adlerian Theory -calmerry Psychology

Adlerian Theory: How to Understand the Individual

Do you know why you behave in a certain way? Would you want to understand yourself as an individual? Adler developed a theory to help in understanding individuals and their personalities. The Adlerian theory has helped many to boost their confidence and personalities. It has also helped many therapists understand their patients. The Adlerian theory mainly states that everyone wants to feel a sense of…

September 15, 2020

I Need Someone to Talk to Psychology

I Need Someone to Talk to – How to Get Effective Help

Sometimes, life becomes too overwhelming to bear. You lose someone you love or a job or find yourself stuck in a rut and anxious all the time. In such situations, it may feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s worse when everyone around you seems to be having the time of their life. You start believing no one can…

September 8, 2020

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