Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development had a profound influence on psychology, especially the understanding of children’s intellectual growth. His research contributed to the growth of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, genetic epistemology, and education reform. Albert Einstein once described Piaget’s observations on children’s intellectual growth and thought processes as aContinue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/charm-harm/201504/tolerating-emotional-abuse-invites-more-abuse Chuck gathered the courage to stand up to his wife, Valerie, the day before, after another one of her rages against him. Valerie is punishing him with stony silence for having the audacity to challenge her. She ignored him last night and left for work early in the morningContinue Reading

https://qz.com/1170481/horoscopes-2018-astrology-isnt-fake-its-just-been-ruined-by-modern-psychology/ Astrology isn’t fake, it’s just been ruined by modern psychology – according to the preceding article by QZ.com, using sources from Carl Jung. The practice of studying the stars and constellations probably isn’t new to most people reading this. From psychics recommended on peninsula daily news to the personContinue Reading

Apple wants to make Siri a better therapist. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhMuzgzY http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-16/apple-hiring-siri-engineer-with-psychology-background/8952318 The technology giant said the successful applicant would “improve Siri in these areas” and “play a part in the next revolution in human-computer interaction”. Last year, a US study found personal voice assistants “responded inconsistently and incompletely to simple questionsContinue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-guest-room/201710/tears-connection To further understand the signalling power of tears, scientists recently investigated the difference between perceptions of infant tears and adult tears. The team found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that infant tears elicit a stronger response than adult tears, according to a report published in Social Neuroscience. Seeing infant tears activated brainContinue Reading

The Independent: 16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqs_SkTY Harvard researchers recently discovered that talking about yourself may be inherently rewarding, the same way that food, money, and sex are. In one study, the researchers had participants sit in an fMRI machine and respond to questions aboutContinue Reading

How Mentally Strong People Respond to Snarky Comments. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201709/how-mentally-strong-people-respond-snarky-comments Mentally strong people understand when to be assertive and they’re not afraid to speak up. But they also recognize that it’s sometimes best to ignore someone who is using snarky comments just to get attention. They don’t feel like they haveContinue Reading

https://www.news-medical.net/health/Psychosomatic-Disorder-Treatment-Options.aspx The term psychosomatic disorder is used to refer to a condition in which a physical disease is thought to be caused or made worse by mental stress or related factors. Since this disorder correlates the mind and body, its treatment also involves remedial measures from both medical and psychologicalContinue Reading

psychologytoday.com: Why What I Admire In You Also Says Something About Me. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/putting-psyche-back-psychotherapy/201708/why-what-i-admire-in-you-also-says-something-about-me https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/putting-psyche-back-psychotherapy/201708/why-what-i-admire-in-you-also-says-something-about-me ake a moment and think about someone you admire more than anyone else in your life: what is it about this man or woman that makes you look up to him or her? Courage? Intelligence? Modesty?Continue Reading