Best Natural Supplements for Depression

Taking supplements for depression is often overlooked but major depressive disorder – more commonly known as depression – affects a large number of people. The survey in 2009 found that 3 in every 100 people are affected by depression, a number that increases to 10 in every 100 people when in conjunction with anxiety. An important… Read More »

Can You Solve These 8 Logic Riddles? (with answers)

Logic riddles are thinking puzzles that can only be solved using logical reasoning. They involve regarding situations and making judgements about them by ruling out impossibilities. This is in contrast to lateral thinking puzzles, which rely on unconventional methods to reach correct answers. Scientific research consistently suggests that men are more predisposed to think logically… Read More »

Science Says Writing Increases Your Memory

The human body and mind work together as a strategic team with great purpose. What your body does, your mind commands. What your mind remembers is from what your body has seen, heard, done or, in this case, written. Studies have proved that when you write, you increase your memory. The ability of memory is… Read More »

59 Awesome Science Kits for Kids

I’m a firm believer that the best way to learn is to do, and I think this is especially important for kids and science. But when it comes to science, doing so safely is important, that’s why science kits for kids are a great way of getting kids interested in science, safely. You can explain… Read More »

What is Associative Play?

Ms. Bailey releases the children to recess and follows them outside to watch over them. While standing off to the side, she notices a group of children dance around the stack of sticks with stereotypical Indian calls. Ms. Bailey is observing something called associative play. Associative play is a form of play in which a… Read More »

How to Create a Constructive Feedback Culture in Your Organisation

Many surveys have been carried out over the years looking at the things people fear the most, with more people stating that they fear speaking on stage more than death. Interestingly, nowhere on these surveys does ‘giving feedback to another person’ appear as an option….but it really should! Feedback is vital for reinforcing learning, the… Read More »

Yochelson and Samenow: What Makes a Criminal? 

In their landmark research Yochelson and Samenow set out to answer one question: Are all criminals the same? Psychologist Stanton Samenow believed the answer to that question to be an emphatic yes. In 1976 he and his mentor, Samuel Yochelson, published the first volume of their three-volume work The Criminal Personality. The books detail the… Read More »

Gottesman and Shields: Understanding Schizophrenia

In 1972 Gottesman and Shields set out to gather existing evidence about schizophrenia in order to offer up a the most accurate information that was currently known about the condition and specifically the genetic transmission of the schizophrenia. Before we get in to the detail, the studies that Gottesman and Shields reviewed in order to draw… Read More »

College Psychology Books: 9 of the Best

Get ready for your return to studying with these great college psychology books. Or for a little light reading over the summer, here are some great college or university level textbooks to get you in the right frame of mind for studying psychology. Some are standard course texts, others provide different perspectives that may be useful… Read More »

5 Perspectives of Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind, and of necessity, a complex subject. It is generally agreed that there are five main theories of psychology: Biological Psychodynamic Behavioural Cognitive Humanistic Though older perspectives such as psychodynamic theory have largely been superseded by newer thinking, there is overlap between the different aspects, and it is largely… Read More »

Maladaptive Behavior Examples

Before we dive straight in to the maladaptive behaviour examples, here’s a quick overview of the behaviours we’re going to cover in this article: Avoidance Coping Self Harm Disordered Eating Substance Misuse Firstly lets consider what exactly maladaptive behviour is: What is Maladaptive Behaviour? Generally, adaptive behaviour is the collection of skills that people learn… Read More »

10 Great Sports Psychology Blogs

Athletes these days understand the sheer importance of being psychologically prepped – the game isn’t just won by mere muscle, but by the strength of one’s own mind. However, even many professional athletes and weekend warriors just don’t know where to start (and certainly can’t afford the high prices that professional 1-on-1 sports psychologists demand).… Read More »