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The psychology behind the new ‘Pokemon Go’ craze

Psychologists explain why is it that Pokemon Go has turned into a global craze practically overnight. Read on to find out what they have to say about it!

10 counterintuitive traits of genuinely intelligent people

It's interesting how intelligence, just like happiness, often lies in the little things. Here are 10 counterintuitive traits - call them habits if you want - that smart people share, check them out and see how many of them you find familiar!

Why are so many violent crimes wrongly blamed on mental illness?

More and more cases of violent crimes are wrongly linked to mental illness by the media, when in reality less than 5% of interpersonal violence cases can be attributed to mental illness in the U.S. Read on to find out why this happens and how it affects the stigma surrounding mental illness all around the world.

5 troubling habits of unhappy people

Unhapiness most commonly takes the form of troubling daily habits that damage our self-esteem, our relationships and stop us from achieving anything significant in our lives. If any of these five habits sound familiar to you, consider removing them from your routine and that might just make the biggest difference in your outlook on life!

There is such a thing as “ethical amnesia” and it’s probably...

Have you ever heard of "ethical amnesia"? Apparently, this phenomenon stems from the fact that we don't like remembering moments when we acted unethically. Curious to find out more? Read on!

The psychology of willful blindness

Have you ever heard of the concept of willful blindness? Even if you didn't, we're sure you've experienced it at some point. It is that moment when you choose - consciously or not - not to know something that you feel more comfortable not knowing. Read on to find out more about this fascinating mechanism!

How do psychologists explain terrorism?

In light of recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Ankara and Brussels, more and more people are left wondering what drives a growing number of young men to carry out such atrocities. Several psychologists share some insight into the terrorist mindset.

Goethe’s psychology of color and emotion

One of the most fascinating treatises of the psychology of color and emotion comes from famous German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as early as 1810. Read on to find out some of the interpretations that he ascribed to different colors in his well-known color wheel.

5 tips on turning around a bad mood quickly from a...

If you think you have no control over your bad mood once it sets in, you might want to reconsider that. Psychotherapist Amy Morin shares five tips on how we can chase away those bad thoughts and feelings quickly.

Could a bad memory actually be good for you?

Being unable to recall what you did just a few days ago can be quite unsettling and annoying. But psychologists say it can actually be a blessing in disguise. Read on to find out why!