Use the Advantages of Technology to Sleep Better

A special team of experts from Disturbmenot is here to highlight how technology can promote a healthy sleep routine. They’ve also designed a rich infographic about some common sleep problems and how you can solve those problems using technology. We’ve all heard that the blue light from the screens affects our sleep in a bad …

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People Believe In Astrology To Cope With Stress & Conflict

Why do people believe in astrology?

It’s fascinating to understand why people believe in astrology. The answer is not so obvious, but it is quite simple. There are many ways to approach astrology: as an alternative world-view, as a relic of the pre-scientific era, as a social reality, as a psychological reality, etc. This post will adopt the 3rd and 4th …

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The Effect Of Social Media On Mental Health And Well-being

The mobile phone scrolling posture – Head down, finger on the mobile screen, and micro-expressions on the face – is an iconic human posture. That’s our social media posture. Is it iconic enough? Yes. 3.3 billion people use social media on their mobile phones (January 2019 stats). This brings us to a new field of …

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Pro-Environmental Behavior: Herd Mentality Motivates, Money Does Not

Herd mentality and Intrinsic motivation promotes pro-environmental behavior change

There are several ways to influence and persuade people, but this post will only focus on persuasion and motivation for adopting pro-environmental behaviors. Environmental awareness is one part of the solution. The other part is motivating people to adopt behaviors that help conserve, preserve, and sustain the environment. How can psychologists help in promoting these …

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Biophilia: Sensory Contact With Nature Can Improve Your Overall Well-being & Mental Health

Humans love nature and connecting with nature improves wellbeing

Do you like it when you are surrounded by nature? Do you have a primeval desire to connect with nature? Most of us would answer that with a resounding YES. There is a term for that. Biophilia: The innate tendency of humans to connect with nature and other lifeforms. An exciting hypothesis emerged in 1984 …

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You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!

I am so stressed that relaxing makes me more stressed because I am not working on what's making me stressed

There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety. Let’s first look at the procrastination train of thought (at least that’s going somewhere, amirite?). People often think procrastination is about time management, laziness, or a weak will but …

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The Beautiful Science of Ugliness Reveals Ugly Truths About How we Judge Others

Am I ugly like gollum? The psychology of beauty ideals and standards

This is a long article with tonnes of research and explanations for factors related to the concept of ugly. I have detailed research insights on ugliness, beauty standards, our perception of beauty, and the concept of attractiveness. Oh, and I have a special message for you at the end. Scroll all the way to the …

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Psychophysics: Sensory and Perceptual Limits. The Human Umwelt

Human umwelt psychophysical limits of our reality

Psychophysics – Sounds cool right? It is. It really is cool. I am not overstating when I say that psychophysics is associated with our very existence. The human body has about 10 sensory systems which send in information to the central nervous system (brain and its neural extensions). Psychophysics deals with the very core of …

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Everyone’s intelligence is unique and changeable. Here is why.

Everyone is made up of the same matter; most humans have the same anatomy – 2 hands, 2 legs, 1 head, etc. Layouts are roughly the same. But, the more you zoom in, the more differences you find. We have differently sized palms, we have different eyebrows, lips, noses, etc. So why are we unique …

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The Importance Of Music: When and Why we listen to music

Best music psychology book

There is no doubt that most humans spend a lot of time listening to music. Music is clearly important to us. Neilson (a global measurement company) says that Americans are listening to 4.5 hours of music a day; another one says it’s 2 hours. Many others like me spend between 2 and 4 hours listening …

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Am I Weird? Yes, You Are. And That’s As Normal As You Can Be.

Am I weird or normal? Here is statistical point of view

If you are like most people, you must’ve wondered if you are weird. What a contradiction, right? Most people? Why would you be weird if you really are like most people?  Ah wait… this is confusing. Let’s break down the problem a bit.  Have you wondered if you are normal?  Have you wondered if you …

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4 thinking flaws you should avoid to become more objective and rational

Fundamental thinking flaws you should avoid to become more rational and objective

I see 4 fundamental flaws in how people think. This is where you begin to start thinking critically about the world. Flaw 1 – A False dichotomy: People think in ‘Or’. Things are Black or White, It’s Nature or Nurture, It’s democracy or dictatorship, It’s good or bad, It is right for you or wrong …

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