Psychologia

"We should be able not only to predict what rats will do in a maze... but what a man will do under the complex conditions of everyday life."
- Clark L. Hull, Psychological Review (42)

On the interactions between mind, body, and environment.

Four stages of competence


Zone of Proximal Development


What lies beneath? The uncomfortably vague 'unconscious processes'


Why being sad isn't always a bad thing


Attractiveness might be more about the environment, than about you


The most powerful way to get someone to like you, is to like them first


Why your unconscious isn't the bad guy


How being clumsy makes you better looking (according to psychologists)


Four ways to be attractive (and one you've probably overlooked)


Alert - your brain leaves you open to manipulation


Four definitions of attractiveness that'll change how you view it


Why being 'needy' isn't such a bad thing


You're studying wrong; encoding specificity


What kind of (armchair) psychologist are you?


Children strike back - Bobo doll experiments


Mommy and I are one - subliminal messaging is bloody weird


How conversation sparks intimacy


Why 'control' isn't always a bad thing (but can be)


Are people always shutting you down? This might be why (and the reason might surprise you)


Your smile might have more effect on you than those you're smiling at


The Difference Between Anger, Hurt and Hate—it's about power


Three hidden needs that control our relationships


The four most common causes of conflict in relationships


Five kinds of arguments that get us nowhere


Four common problems men and women have when talking to each other


Why some people are 'cold', others are 'clingy', and some just can't let go


The five types of couple and the 'magic' rule for relationship stability


Sex is about more than making babies.


How to never get mad again (kind of)


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