“The Opposite of Addiction is (NOT) Connection”

This is a criticism to the idea of “The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection”. This idea was introduced by Johann Hari in his TED talk “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”. Uplift Connect then made a video based on this idea and got 4.9M views and 54K shares as of the time […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 2)

In Part 1 I discussed mostly on more academic oriented disciplines (most of them are seen as sciences). In this part, we are going to look at areas that are more focused on skills and real life application. Communication and Media Studies Principles and theories of communication are most prominently seen as subjects of intuition […]

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The Areas Related To Psychology (Part 1)

Psychology is not the only area that studies human beings. While you might already know the psychology has a large variety of branches, sub-disciplines, and special topics, not everything related with human thought and behavior is necessarily labeled ‘psychology’. When browsing for interesting topics to study and work on, psychology majors need not necessarily confine […]

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Damaged: “When Walls Get Too Thick.” (Counselling Encounters.)

People are said to be intellectually superior and the most complex of all the living things that walk here on earth. We know how to think, perceive, infer, solve problems, feel, understand, express, able to achieve experiences, broaden social bounds, and all the likes within the capacity of the different aspects installed in our being. […]

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Spotting the Signs of Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

Technology changes at a breathtaking pace. Human nature, however, stays pretty much the same. There’s a joke that illustrates this point. It goes something like this: A time traveler from the 1950s shows up in 2017. He meets a college kid who’s browsing the Web. The visitor asks the student what’s he’s doing. “I’m surfing […]

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The Role Model (On Bandura’s theory)

Role models, as explained on “dictionary.com” is “a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people,” and its synonyms range from “example, exemplar,” to “hero/heroine, good example, idols etc”. As mentioned in an article by Michael T. Kaufman included in the 24th of February, 2003 issue […]

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Happiness is Reachable

In our modern day era, people seem to be rushing themselves to learn new skills in order to keep up with the constantly advancing world. There are times when we tend to feel lonely and empty in our hearts. Thus, seeking for happiness seems to have become a common concern for most of us, but […]

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A Fuzzy Outline of the Political Psychology of Science

This writing seeks to roughly illustrate some rudimentary interactions between science and politics with a psychological framework. Below is an overview of the interaction between the three parties: public, politicians, and scientists. Politician-Public ‘Science is the pursuit of knowledge, knowledge is power, power is politics.’ Science has long been seen as the holy grail of […]

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Recognizing Pseudo-Psychology

Psychology is an area that concerns itself with human behavior. Any questions, theories, or claims about how humans behave and think is technically ‘psychology’. The internet is flooded with these concerns, such as “ways to be happier”, “what kind of friend are you”, “ways to be more productive”, “how to be a better leader”, or […]

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