Basic Human Emotions – A List that can help you in knowing various emotions

Basic Human Emotions – A List that can help you in knowing various emotions

Behavioural Psychology
The human body consists of both body and soul. The soul experiences various mental states like happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, and sorrow. These all states of mind are generally termed as basic human Emotions in psychology. Our brain produces emotions by combining bodily perception and cognitive appraisal. And the end result is what we see all around us. Emotions! Currently, there are two scientific ways to understand emotions. 1. Cognitive Appraisal theory: The intuition about the level of meeting your goals with the current situation is emotion. According to this theory, when you meet your goals emotions termed as happiness. Similarly when the goals are not being achieved the evaluation is sadness. While anger is the reaction that aimed at whatever is blocking the goal to accomplishing. 2. Bodily perception…
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Memory – Do you find it difficult to remember things?

Memory – Do you find it difficult to remember things?

Behavioural Psychology
For how many times a day you depend on your remembrance? Human memory psychology is complex. From remembering things for your exam, operating a computer, remembering the password of your ATM card, or cooking a traditional authentic dish for a gathering. All of these require you to focus on your memory. Surely no one can answer these questions. For countless times we use our memory in a day. But what exactly is Memory? How do they form? And why we feel difficult to remember things? In this article, we are going to discuss all these questions in details. What is memory? Human memory psychology is the topic of interest in cognitive psychology. From thousands of years, philosophers and scientists are trying to understand this branch of psychology. According to the…
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Bullying – Is bully a culprit or a victim? Find it out now!

Bullying – Is bully a culprit or a victim? Find it out now!

Behavioural Psychology
Bullying hurts. Yeah, nearly everyone has faced it in one form or the other. Apparently, bully is a culprit who deserves our hate, isn't it? But have you ever given a deeper thought into the entire concept of bullying and being bullied. Being bullied, is no doubt, being a victim but what about the bully? Have you ever observed someone showing aggressive behavior? The one who continuously and intentionally causes the discomfort or harm to other people. It is bullying. There can be many different types associated with it. It can be seen in the form of words, subtle actions, and even physical contact. But what about the harm a bully creates for themselves? Is a bully always culprit or the victim of his behavior? In this article, we will…
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Cognitive Dissonance-Is It Really There? Learn How To Avoid It

Cognitive Dissonance-Is It Really There? Learn How To Avoid It

Behavioural Psychology
Many times in life our ideas, thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs contradict each other. Have you ever felt uneasy after telling a lie? Was there a time when your actions conflicted with your beliefs? Or have you ever experienced mental conflicts - a time when your beliefs or assumptions contradict by a different kind of information? If yes, then it means you have most likely faced Cognitive dissonance. Everyone wants consistency in their beliefs and attitude. There are several measures people take to relieve tension or unease that the conflicts can create. Here are some of the things that people avoid: People avoid new informationReject itTry to explain itSometimes people persuade that no conflict exists in realOr they use other defensive means to preserve believes. What is cognitive dissonance? In 1954 an…
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What is mental health and how can you measure it?

What is mental health and how can you measure it?

Behavioural Psychology
Being healthy is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Physical health and mental serenity are the ultimate goals of a blessed life. The mental health of a person defines their ability to enjoy life. Daily life, relationships, and physical health also depend upon mental fitness. What is mental health? There are many definitions to define this concept: According to WHO (World Health Organization), Mental health is defined as: ''It is a state of comfort that helps an individual to realize their abilities. It helps them to cope with the stresses of daily life and aids them to work fruitfully and productively. This mental well-being assures the positive contribution of the person in his/her society.'' Mental health is not only the absence of mental disorders. It also refers…
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Dependent Personality Disorder – Is our generation really facing it?

Dependent Personality Disorder – Is our generation really facing it?

Behavioural Psychology
As people say: ''Never be dependent on others too much. Because it is confirmed that someday you will have to walk all alone''. But sometimes it is like feeling threatened by self-reliance and sheltered in submission. Is this dependent personality disorder? It is a fact that humans are social creatures. We need each other. Even the mental health of a person can also be partially defined by their supple interdependence and the substantial emotional attachment with loved ones and people around them. But... Is being dependent on others is an ailment??? What the ''Dependent Personality Disorder" (DPD) is all about? Let's explore: Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD): Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is an abnormal mental condition. In DPD a person depends too much on others. This dependence could be to fulfill their…
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Verbal Abuse-What is it? How Is It Impacting You?

Verbal Abuse-What is it? How Is It Impacting You?

Behavioural Psychology
‘'Honey! I love you, but you don't know anything about people.'' 'You're not worth it.'' ‘'I am saying everything for your good.'' Do you have any idea about the depth of all these sentences? Many of you may consider these a kind of help, a gesture of love, or maybe good advice. But is it really some sort of help or a kind of verbal abuse? Verbal abuse is very common in everyday relationships. Most of the time verbal abuse can be overlooked because we don't recognize it. Many of us consider yelling, belittling behavior, put-downs, and name-calling as self -abuse. Verbal assaults consider it a normal way of communication. It is because the attacking person uses the overt forms of abuse. Of course, they make threats and also remain…
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Nature vs Nurture – Which is the Winner?

Nature vs Nurture – Which is the Winner?

Behavioural Psychology
‘’In the real world, there is no nature vs nurture argument, only an infinitely complex and moment-by-moment interaction between genetics and environmental effects.” (Gabor Mate) Have you ever thought why you are the way you are? Does our genetics influence our personality? Or our personality depends upon the environment and the way we are raised? In this article, we are going to discuss the impact of nature and nurture on personality. Additionally, we aim to find out what determines our personality and traits. Nature vs Nurture Debate: Nature vs nurture debate is the oldest. It has cultural, philosophic, and scientific aspects associated with it. Moreover, nature vs nurture debate is contested in the history of psychology. Nature-nurture studies provide complete pieces of evidence about where these traits come from? But…
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Social Anxiety Disorder – All You Want To Know About it

Social Anxiety Disorder – All You Want To Know About it

Behavioural Psychology
Social Anxiety disorder (SAD) is a new concept for most of us. Many of us take it lightly. But what it is and how can it impact our normal lives, this article explains this. So, continue reading to know more about it. Obviously feeling  nervous is normal in any kind of social situation, such as singing for the first time in front of an audience, giving a presentation or meeting someone for the first time, it is like the feeling of butterflies in the stomach. But when being judged or scrutinized by others causes some significant fear, embarrassment, anxiety, or self-consciousness it may be alarming. Social anxiety is a very common issue that appears during teenage and for many people it vanishes as they get matured. However, for some people…
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