bystander

The Bystander Effect in Emergency Situations

The term bystander effect has been described as the trap of inaction. It describes the phenomenon during which the presence of others discourages people from taking action in an emergency situation.  The greater the number of people present in a crisis, the less likely individuals are inclined to help someone in distress.  When there is […]

parsimony

What is Triangulation Psychology?

Triangulation is a tactic used to manipulate an interaction between two people who are not communicating directly with each other.  It is problematic because a third person becomes involved in a situation that should be between the two individuals involved in the conflict.  Triangulation is a strategy that emotionally unstable people can use to manipulate […]

psychologist

What Is Parsimony Psychology, Could It Be For Me?

WPsychology can feel abstract and intangible for some to understand. Brain functioning is complex and much of it still remains a mystery.  Scientists are committed to simplifying the study of psychology and human behavior to close this gap of understanding.  Psychologists have simplified their research design, theories, hypotheses, diagnoses, and interventions.  Scientists in varying disciplines […]

split attraction

What is the Split Attraction Model?

According to the split attraction model, how someone experiences attraction can be split into categories. For some people romantic and sexual attraction are distinctly different experiences. The split attraction model recognizes that sexual and romantic orientations are not the same for some people. This paradigm recognizes that people can experience sexual and romantic attraction differently. […]

stockholm sydrome

Stockholm Syndrome, When you Become your Worst Nightmare

Stockholm syndrome has been referred to as traumatic bonding.  It is a survival strategy involving victims can experience feelings of trust or affection towards their captors in situations of kidnapping or hostage taking. This condition generally develops as a protective mechanism for people to cope with such extreme stress. It is not an identified disorder […]

microagression

The Subtlety of Microaggressions 

Microaggressions can describe behaviors or comments that was subtle, inflict insult or injury on individuals, based on their identity with a certain group. It is a term to describe brief and common verbal, behavioral, or implicit messaging that slight or insult a certain group. Well often not intentionally malicious, microaggressions can have a deep, negative […]

anxiety chat room

Are Anxiety Chat Rooms Helpful?

Participating in an online chatroom could be tempting, particularly for individuals with anxiety.  It is often a subtle way to share your feelings and learn from others about their experiences. To some, it can feel safe since it the participation is anonymous. Many chats are easily accessible and have a low barrier of entry.  There […]

jealousy

How Jealousy can Ruin Your Relationship

Jealousy is a common challenge in intimate relationships. While the impact of jealousy can range in intensity and severity, it is damaging and will lead to disconnection.  Jealousy can be insidious, as it often can start as a minor concern, yet if it is not addressed, it can get out of control. Jealousy is an […]

online therapy

How Online Therapy is Changing the Mental Health Landscape

Let’s face it: the internet has changed the world forever, and it’s unlikely that we’ll ever return to the likes of the world before the internet. For good and bad, this global communication network has changed the way that we communicate, the way that we perceive one another and the way that we can access […]

verbal abuse

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse often goes unnoticed and unrecognized. It is more subtle than physical abuse yet can cause similar emotional damage.  Verbal abuse can occur in any relationship:  home, spousal, friendships, or work. It involves using words to hurt, control, or manipulate another person.  It is most commonly addressed in the context of a significant other. […]