A literature review by Mitchell & Phillips (2007) examined how positive and negative moods influence people’s cognitive functioning, or more specifically, executive functions.
What is altruism? Altruism is the exact opposite of egoism. It is the selfless, spontaneous, and costly act of giving or helping another individual who shows distress from being in pain or in need, without the expectation of getting something in return.
This post gives an account of the processes that are involved in the learning of anxiety. More specifically, it will consider the theory of classical conditioning.
Selling and buying stuff at the second-hand market has become a trend. The possibility of saving loads of money is appealing to us. But too often, we are confronted with sellers, who we think overrate the value of their stuff.
The following text is based on the book “Flow – The Psychology of Happiness” written by Csikszentmihalyi (2002), who is the psychologist behind the concept. The concept of flow describes a process of achieving happiness.
The impact of the neurotransmitter serotonin on the brain functioning is extensive, and the treatment of a number of psychological disorders involves serotonin in some way or another.
In a recent study, Bozoglan and colleagues (2013) found the three factors: loneliness, self-esteem and life satisfactions to predict internet addiction among 384 university students. One of the primary findings of the study is that loneliness contributes to internet addiction.
Distracted driving is a significant public health problem. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of traffic injuries was as high as 24,000 in 2009, and these were believed to be caused by cell phone use due to the distraction associated with the behaviour
A study by Bratko and colleagues (2013) examined the relationship between personality and impulsive shopping. The study shows that personality can explain at least some of the difference in impulsive shopping behaviour.