Explore, understand, and appreciate the fascinating landscape of thoughts, feelings, behavior, and everything in between that defines our shared humanity in our "Psychology" section.
Psychology, as a field, is vast, profound, and intensely personal in nature. It's all about the inner universe within each of us, a universe that shapes our perceptions, guides our actions, and colors our lives. Here in our "Psychology" section, we journey into this captivating internal cosmos, dissecting and discussing various topics that touch our everyday lives.
Ever wondered why you react the way you do in certain situations, or why your emotions fluctuate the way they do? Perhaps you've pondered the mysteries of attraction and what draws people together. Or maybe you've questioned the psychological implications of your everyday habits and routines. Our "Psychology" section delves into these questions and more, offering insights into the human psyche that are intriguing and relevant to our daily experiences.
In this section, we also explore relationship dynamics and social interactions, providing a deeper understanding of the invisible ties that bind us to others. We decode conflicts, examine attraction elements, and celebrate the complexities of human connections.
But psychology isn't just about exploration; it's also about application. That's why our "Psychology" section includes practical, actionable insights you can apply to your life. From psychological tricks and mind hacks to strategies for enhancing mental well-being, we believe in empowering our readers with knowledge that can make a real difference.
Furthermore, we appreciate that psychology isn't an isolated field. It intersects with various other areas of life and society, providing a unique lens through which to view the world. Whether it's the psychology of color influencing our fashion choices or the fascinating link between pet owners and their furry companions, we delve into these diverse intersections, offering you a richer, more holistic understanding of psychology.
Our "Psychology" section, through engaging and accessible content, aims to bring the benefits of psychological understanding to everyone. It's about making the science of the mind not just comprehensible but also enjoyable and beneficial to navigate. Embark on this journey of self-discovery and insight with us. After all, the better we understand ourselves, the better equipped we are to navigate the world around us.
Remember, the mind is like an iceberg; there is always more beneath the surface. Dive in with us, and let's explore together. This is your invitation to delve into the captivating world of "Psychology".
The “respect your elders” concept comes from a time when the most successful life experiences of older generations were to be obeyed by younger people. Since the dawn of time, parents have repeated this phrase to get their children to behave. In some countries, such respect for the elderly is dictated by law.
Sometimes, we may not realize that what we’re asking is not okay because we think that they’re neutral questions. We may also just want to connect with people, but then, unfortunately, ask awkward questions. Even worse, if we could’ve been just trying to be kind and helpful but hurt someone in the process. There are some popular questions that we can avoid asking because they may cause more harm than good.
We tend to think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, as a study suggests, this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Standards of attractiveness are, indeed, broadly shared, however, our personal preferences play quite a big role too.
20-30 years ago, our parents had no access to books about raising kids or online seminars for psychologists and teachers. Children were raised intuitively, very often based on their parents’ experience. This is why there’s nothing surprising about the fact that many values our parents thought were immutable are actually not. And these rules really puzzle us today.
There are 7 basic personality traits of difficult people. They include grandiosity, aggressiveness, callousness, suspiciousness, manipulation, risk-taking, and domineering. And while there’s nothing we can do to make these people more easygoing, we can help ourselves by being prepared for the next time we face an argument with this kind of person.
Little kids are very attached to their parents and want to spend as much time as possible with them. Research has shown that kids experience a high level of stress in school and kindergarten because of the long separation from their parents and it affects the development of their brain negatively. But this situation can be improved if you know what to do. And that’s what our article is about.
We may all feel insecure or uncertain when we begin new relationships, wondering if someone really likes us. None of us are mind readers, but our bodies and psychology can be telling. Luckily, there are some signs that clearly answer this question and can subtly let us know how someone really feels about us. At Bright Side, we want you to be at ease and confident in your relationships. So we’re sharing these little-known signs to look out for in new relationships.
For many years, our parents and grandparents have lived by a set of rules that were considered normal. “Get married when you’re 20 years old,” “That’s not for men,” “Boys don’t cry” — how many times have we heard something like this? But life goes on, the times are changing, and now we see many things from a different angle.
To figure out how a person feels about you, you don’t have to be straightforward and ask them right away. It’s enough to pay closer attention to the body language of this person. Their gestures can reveal a lot about them.
It’s not just a reusable coffee mug or a fabric shopping bag instead of a plastic one that will save you money. It’s a cool mind and an awareness of how and when we are spending money thoughtlessly even though the reason might be sensible at first glance.
Many parents try to persuade their kids that school grades really matter. And when their kids get bad grades, they tell them off and make them study harder. But in real life, very often school grades don’t matter at all. How many times have you heard about kids that weren’t very successful in school, but who then ended up at a great company in a great position?
Despite what you may think, you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a stalker. Often, stalkers are people we know, like a colleague or ex-partner. So what may start as a keen interest in you could quickly turn into an unpleasant situation, as they become controlling over your life. But if you can pick up the signs early enough, you can learn how to avoid these types of people and move on with your life.
We all probably wondered at least several times in our life on how to spot a wrong person with bad intentions. A psychiatrist has listed some things that may be valuable knowledge in a fascinating video on YouTube. Dr Sohom Das, 44, owns a channel where he covers a range of mental health and safety-related topics. This time he impressed his audience with some tips on how to actually spot a psychopath and stay safe from ill-intended people.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all dealt with unexpected expenses or deceitful tricks that made us feel unhappy or treated unfairly. As time passed, we might have come to accept these as normal occurrences, thinking we can’t change them. We just accept it and think, “That’s how it is.” But there’s a deeper layer to this. Behind these everyday issues, there’s a world of clever lies and bigger scams that we need to be aware of.
We used to think that women had a tendency to display their emotions more openly than men. Of course, everyone is different and some men can be very emotional and easily say what they feel. Still, researchers try to investigate why guys don’t express themselves like women do.
Couples who have experienced love and arguments understand the importance of making a relationship work. Whether it’s a passionate argument or a lighthearted joke, minor disagreements are mere hiccups in their love story. Witnessing two people who deeply care about each other engage in a friendly dispute is undeniably intriguing. Learn more about the power of love and arguments in building a lasting relationship.
Many people can experience difficulties when choosing an outfit for a job interview. Most often, they tend to wear something that looks great on them, in their opinion. But this is not always a good idea because every color you choose to wear conveys a certain message to everyone around you.
As a self-proclaimed music enthusiast, I’ve always found solace in the melancholic tunes of sad songs. Somber melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics never fail to speak to my soul, comfort my anxiety, and allow me to lose myself in my feelings. But why does sad music uplift us like happy music never can? Isn’t that the whole reason for happy music? Why does it hurt yet feel so good?
should've handled it differently. People will support your decision when they themselves. would be livid if their MILs went behind their backs. Fact....
Your DIL probably thought the daughter she loves would not look at her as mom anymore. Kids can be so ungratefully funny about being adopted and treat the parents differently....
family isn't about blood....
There are some phrases that people use as guidelines in their lives. But very often, our experience tells us that they are not really true. Of course, phrases like, “Looks don’t matter,” or “If you tell me the truth you won’t get into trouble,” are partially true, but there are a lot of nuances.
Childhood, a time when we’re taken care of as fragile and vulnerable people is quite different than adulthood. As adults, we begin to follow a new set of rules and understand over time that we’re interesting to ourselves only. There’s no one to push us toward success, give us their shoulder to cry on, or praise us when we’ve done something good. And ultimately, there are always going to be people who are smarter, better, and more attractive than us.
Double standards mean applying the same rule or situation differently to one group of people than to another. Perhaps the most wide-spread double standards can be seen in gender-related matters but are also there in every other sphere of our lives. The most surprising thing is that oftentimes we ourselves apply those standards to the people surrounding us and don’t even notice it.
Being liked is a desire we all have, but we’re not all very good at showing it. Figuring out whether your co-workers or even your crush likes you can be a hard task at times. Luckily, there are some not-so-obvious signs that show if somebody is quite fond of you. For example, if they play with a random thing while they talk to you, they might have a crush on you.
In society, we may often notice that the same actions can be assessed differently. Certain behavior is acceptable for one group of people or a certain person and is frowned upon for others. In some cases, it’s men who are discriminated against, and in other instances, it’s women that are judged. The actions of people who differ in age or the way they look can also be interpreted subjectively.
Bright Side took the liberty to draw funny and honest comics about the differences between men and women. And yes, we’ve got our peculiarities, but remember, the main thing is that even though we’re different, we just can’t live without one another.
With the intention of having some kind of benefit or control over others in their surroundings, some people are capable of emotionally manipulating their peers. Most often they will use dishonest or exploitative strategies that you should try to avoid at all costs so you don’t get tangled up in their issues. Of course, keep in mind that in some way, we can all be somewhat manipulative. However, if it is something that we notice starts happening all the time, we should be attentive and handle things carefully to avoid being hurt and to stop encouraging this type of situation in our environment.
The demand for the services of psychotherapists keeps growing every year. Alas, not each person is lucky enough to be born with parents who resemble the characters of a book about a happy family. Sometimes mothers and fathers criticize and mock their children, ignore them, or compare them with other siblings.
We’ve all had moments where we wished we could read what others were thinking, pretending we were superheroes that could read minds. But what if we told you that you can actually read people just by observing their body language?Despite the power of words, sometimes they can be translated differently with the wrong body movements or gestures. Yet, most of our body language is connected to our subconscious mind, and we find ourselves doing things that come out so naturally, we only realize it after doing it.
Some people, consciously or subconsciously, often have attitudes that can be hurtful to others. These can range from derogatory gestures and constant criticism to ironic comments, name-calling, and disapproval. These are all forms of behavior that don’t really have a positive impact on our well-being. However, while we can’t prevent others from acting this way, the way we react when these things happen can make a difference.
Up to 80% of the information we receive from a person in conversation is transmitted non-verbally. A lot of the time though, we don’t understand precisely what feelings they’re trying to express through their body.
There is no place for outdated stereotypes in the 21st century, but they continue to hold their strong positions. And there are those who can get hurt by sharp sayings heard from others. The bravest people find the strength to not pay attention to such little things and can relate to the following phrases and principles, which should actually be left in the past, with humor.