General Articles

There is a broad range of topics and general information about mental health and life experiences that at one time or another we may want to understand better.

With that said, below you'll find a variety of topics and articles about some of the most common questions, concerns, and opinions associated with experiences and problems in life; and particularly how some people choose to address them.

What Is The Mere Exposure Effect?

Have you ever felt as if you began to like something simply because you see it a lot? Do you like people more just because you’re around them often? This may be a result of what...

When A Child Reaches Adolescence And The Associated Challenges

With parenting, there are struggles at every age. When children are newborns, all they seem to do is cry, eat, sleep and dirty diapers… but, mostly cry. Of course, with a baby,...

The EQ Test: How Our Emotional Intelligence Affects Us

Intelligence is usually something that we think of in an academic sense. For most of us, the meaning of intelligence depends on how well someone performs on a test or their...

How To Stop Feeling Like I Just Want To Run Away

Feeling the desire to run away is a plight that many people face, contrary to somewhat popular belief. More often than not, when one hears the phrase “run away,” they usually...

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Why Attractive People Are Successful

When talking about success, motivational speakers speak about ambition, hard work, determination, and passion. The person talking is probably in decent shape, has a full head of...

What Is The Difference Between Being Envious Vs. Jealous?

If you go up to 5 different people and ask them what it means to be jealous, chances are those five people will give you different answers. Ask them next what it meant to be...

What Is Denial Psychology & How To Address It

No matter who we are, over time we have developed different coping mechanisms to help us to deal with a variety of circumstances and issues in our lives. These coping mechanisms...

What Is Object Constancy And How Does It Affect People?

First, some clarification is needed. Object constancy is often used, and confusingly so, interchangeably with object permanence. However, in psychoanalysis, they do not have the...

What Is Diffusion Of Responsibility And How Does It Show Up In Real Life?

It’s safe to say that most people don’t wish harm on other individuals. That is to say, there are very few individuals who are inherently evil and cynical. However, why is it...

What Eye Contact Can Say About You

There are several things about our body that gives clues about us and about who we are. Unspoken body language can show if we are angry, if we are uncomfortable, if we are...

What Does It Mean To Pathologize?

Many of us know of the word “pathologize,” but far fewer have a full understanding of its meaning and effects. To define pathologize, we should first define pathology...

Spotting A Duchenne Smile: How To Identify A Genuine Smile

Nonverbal communication plays a big role in how we process interactions with others. Researchers tend to disagree on the actual numbers, but it is estimated between 60 to 93% of...

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