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Self-Awareness and Psychology: Navigating Human Mysteries

April 29, 2019

Self-awareness as it relates to human psychology is key to understanding the mysteries of human behavior. Learn how this is a trait that defines us as humans, though you’ll also discover some surprising similarities between humans and primates when it comes to both self-awareness and culture. […]


A History of Placebos and Their Regulations

February 25, 2019

For over 50 years, doctors have used placebos to cause real effects through fake cures. Placebos include pills, acupuncture and surgeries just to name a few. How have things changed with review boards and lawyers being involved? […]

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What Makes Us Human—Identifying a Universal Set of Emotions

September 28, 2018

When it comes to asking how we measure emotions, the first question we should probably address is whether or not there’s a basic, universal set of emotions across cultures. If so, which ones are they? Paul Eckman, addressed exactly this question of whether or not there are universal emotions, and if so, which ones. He decided to focus on facial expressions, given that across all cultures all individuals have the same facial musculature. […]


Conscientiousness: The Big Five Personality Types Explained

April 13, 2018

The fourth member of the big five is the trait of conscientiousness, which reflects the degree to which people are responsible and dependable. Conscientiousness comes down to whether people usually do what they should, and whether they try to do it well. Of course, responsibly doing what one should depends on a number of separate characteristics, and most of these underlying attributes are part of conscientiousness. […]

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Neuroticism: The Big Five Personality Types Explained

April 11, 2018

The second most important personality trait is usually called neuroticism, but because the word neuroticism has such negative connotations, many researchers now call it emotional stability. Whatever we call it, the central feature of neuroticism or emotional stability is the degree to which people experience negative emotions. […]

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