Recently, there has been a great spotlight on brain training apps such as Lumosity. These apps claim to improve cognitive functions such as attention, memory and reaction times. However, research has shown these apps are not effective in improving these cognitive functions. The main reason seems to be that individuals are only improving at playing … Continue reading Why Brain Training Apps Don’t Work
The five love languages is a method of identifying how best you experience love and how the important people in your life experience love. This knowledge can greatly improve your relationships. Each person is thought to have one primary love language and one secondary. The five possible types are: 1. Receiving Gifts: If your love … Continue reading Explaining The Love Languages
When the societal pressures for success become unbearable, over a million Japanese youth escape by confining themselves to their rooms. This phenomenon has been referred to as Hikikomori. Hikikomori is seen as a culture-bound disorder and is characterised by similar traits to social anxiety and agoraphobia. However, it is a completely unique situation as the causes of … Continue reading The Hikikomori: Japans Lost Generation
Schizophrenia is a mental illness categorized with abnormal social conduct as well as failure to recognize reality. People of ages from 16 to 30 are most affected and men tend to reveal signs earlier compared to women. In several instances, the illness develops gradually that the person does not realize they have the disorder (Weinberger, … Continue reading What is Schizophrenia?
Prejudice has existed for as long as humans have inhabited this planet. We fear what we don't understand. Judgement is programmed into us in order to keep us safe. However, prejudice is the point where this judgement and fear becomes irrational. Let's take a look at some of the reasons people may be homophobic: 1. … Continue reading 3 Theories for Homophobia
We have all experienced this negative state of mind. While embarrassment might be an inevitable aspect of life, there are various ways through which one can control this type of emotion. Simply put, embarrassment is the state of mind that comes about when one fails at a particular task, venture, opportunity or event. The embarrassment … Continue reading How to Overcome Embarrassment?