Category: Psychology

The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory
Psychology

The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory

You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define “ataraxia.” You know you’ve seen the word before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened?

How is Your Phone Changing You?
Psychology

How is Your Phone Changing You?

As of 2016, of the 7 billion people on Earth, roughly 6 billion own a cellphone. So what are these popular gadgets doing to your body and brain?

What is Depression
Psychology

What is Depression?

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol.

What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them
Psychology

What Causes Panic Attacks, and How Can You Prevent Them?

Countless poets and writers have tried to put words to the experience of a panic attack— a sensation so overwhelming, many people mistake it for a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening crisis. Studies suggest that almost a third of us will experience at least one panic attack in our lives. So what exactly is a panic attack, and can we prevent them?

What is Imposter Syndrome
Psychology

What is Imposter Syndrome?

Even after writing eleven books and winning several awards, Maya Angelou couldn’t escape the doubt that she hadn’t earned her accomplishments. This feeling of fraudulence is extremely common. Why can’t so many of us shake feelings that our ideas and skills aren’t worthy of others’ attention?

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