Psychology

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Unmasking Ourselves: Understanding Why We Act Differently Around Different People

The Many Masks We Wear: A Dive into Our Social Chameleons Ever caught yourself acting one way with your family, but completely different when you’re out with your mates or in the office? It’s not just you; it’s a universal …

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Embracing the Cocoon Stage: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Transformation

In the tapestry of life, there are periods marked by visible achievements and outward progression. However, nestled between these vibrant threads are the quieter, less conspicuous phases that are equally vital to our personal growth and evolution. Among these is …

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Unravelling the Illusory Truth Effect: The Intersection of Repetition and Belief

In an era where information spreads faster than ever, understanding the forces that shape our beliefs is crucial. One such force is the illusory truth effect, a psychological phenomenon demonstrating how repetition can make statements appear more truthful, regardless of …

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Navigating Life’s Uncertainties: Embracing Stoicism and Buddhism in the Modern World Through the Lens of Spider-Man

In the realm of superhero cinema, profound life philosophies are often hidden beneath layers of action and fantasy. One such gem can be found in the recent Spider-Man films, specifically through the character MJ, portrayed with compelling nuance by Zendaya. …

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L’esprit de l’escalier: The Wit We Discover in Retrospect

In the labyrinth of human interaction, there lies a curious phenomenon, known elegantly in French as “L’esprit de l’escalier,” or “staircase wit.” It is a term that elegantly encapsulates the poignant irony of intellectual hindsight – the perfect riposte or …

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Vection: Unravelling the Illusion of Movement and Its Impact on Modern Psychology

You’re seated in a stationary train, engrossed in thought. Suddenly, you sense motion. You’re moving – or so it seems. In reality, it’s the train beside you gliding away. This compelling sensation is known as vection, a complex perceptual phenomenon …

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Decoding Solomon’s Paradox: The Brain’s Tug of War Between Emotion and Logic

Ever wonder why you’re a guru in giving advice to friends but a novice in handling your own life’s puzzles? This curious mental tango is what we call Solomon’s Paradox. King Solomon: Wise for Others, Not for Himself Let’s start …

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The Holiday Drive: Understanding ‘Highway Hypnosis’ on Those Long Journeys

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are hitting the road, often feeling a bit weary from all the festivities. It’s during these times that ‘Highway Hypnosis’ can sneak up on us – that peculiar state where we …

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Navigating New Year’s Resolutions with Alan Watts: The Art of Subtle Change

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions is deeply embedded in many cultures, offering a yearly ritual for fresh starts, personal reflection, and an opportunity to recommit to growth. However, when viewed through the philosophy of Alan Watts, a British philosopher …

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