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Ghosting

Ghosting refers to when someone dating an individual cuts off all communication without any reason or explanation. It can occur between friends or a partner. What Is Ghosting? Ghosting is a colloquial term that originated in the early 2000s, which occurs when an individual cuts off all communication with someone

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Executive Function

Executive function refers to a set of mental skills, such as flexible thinking, working memory and self-control that are used regularly to live, learn and work. However, it can create challenges in following instructions, regulating feelings, focusing on a task etc. What Is Executive Function? It is a set of

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Evolutionary Psychology
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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits – such as memory, perception, or language – as adaptations, i.e., as the functional products of natural selection. What Is Evolutionary Psychology? Evolutionary psychology is a strategy of studying psychology that applies principles

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Dopamine

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in pleasure and reward. It is a chemical messenger which is involved in physiological and neurological functioning. It is also related to certain psychiatric and movement disorders. What Is Dopamine? The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) is produced in the brain and serves

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Dunning Kruger Effect
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Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a psychological tendency in certain people who perform tasks poorly yet overestimate their knowledge and abilities compared to others. It is about being ignorant about their own ignorance. What Is The Dunning-Kruger Effect? In psychology, the Dunning-Kruger effect refers to a cognitive bias where individuals with

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious conditions characterized by an incessant urge to eat that can have negative impacts on their physical and mental state and engaging in compensatory behaviors, like purging or excessive exercising after the binge episode. What Are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions characterized by abnormal eating

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Emotion Regulation
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Emotional Regulation

Emotion regulation refers to the process by which individuals manage, influence, and modify their emotional experiences, expressions, and responses.

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Default-Mode-Network
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Default Mode Network

The default mode network or DMN refers to the neurological pattern that occurs when the brain is at rest. Brain imaging techniques have allowed researchers to begin to recognize how our brain works in a physiological sense in regards to activity, inactivity, connections, and relationships between different parts of the

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DSM

The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a diagnostic manual used by clinicians and psychiatrists to diagnose mental disorders in the United States.  What Is The DSM? It is a medical diagnostic manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and it covers all the categories of

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Consumerism
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Consumerism  

Dive into the impacts of consumerism on mental health. From stress to self-esteem, discover how our buying habits shape our well-being.

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Cognitive Biases
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Cognitive Bias 

Cognitive bias refers to the systematic errors in our thinking and decision-making processes that can affect how we perceive and interpret information.

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Childhood
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Childhood 

Childhood encompasses a significant developmental phase that begins after infancy and continues until the onset of adolescence.

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Bystander Effect Site
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The  Bystander Effect

The bystander effect refers to a phenomenon where the presence of a larger number of people reduces the likelihood of individuals helping someone in need.

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Burnout
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Burnout

Burnout is a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion that results from prolonged stress, particularly related to one’s work or responsibilities.

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Anthropomorphism
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Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism is the phenomenon of attributing human emotions or behavior to non-human entities, including animals. It is a very common way of interacting or communicating with the world. What Is Anthropomorphism? Anthropomorphism is a phenomenon characterized by the intentional or unintentional attribution of emotions and behaviours to living and non-living

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Alcoholism
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Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive mental health condition characterized by the compulsive use of alcohol despite negative consequences.

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