emotional intelligence

What is the Connection Between Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health

Most people know what an intelligence quotient (IQ) is: the score that averages a person’s overall intelligence with their peers based on a variety of standardized tests. What many may not know much about, however, is a newer term coined emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and differentiate between […]

blood type

Does Your Blood Type Affect Your Personality?

Personality is believed to be influenced by various factors, including genetic, environmental, situational, and cultural aspects.  A specific branch of psychology, personality psychology, is devoted to the study of personality, traits, and behaviors.  Personality psychology is rooted in science and utilizes theories to describe what makes a person distinctive. There are some other theories of […]

Trypanophobia

Petrified of needles? You have Trypanophobia!

It is no secret that humans are not fond of needles.  Nobody likes their arm to be wrapped in a tight tourniquet, only to be poked and prodded until blood is drawn.  Unfortunately, needles are a necessary evil, as they are utilized for vaccinations and to assess a person’s general state of health.  Children are […]

dentophobia

Dentophobia: Why are You Scared of Dentists?

Most people likely do not enjoy going to the doctor or the dentist. At best, it is inconvenient and simply disrupts your day. At worst, it can be completely unsettling and even terrifying for some people. Even if you have a clean bill of health every time you go and you have never had a […]

fidget spinner

Do Fidget Spinners Help Decrease Mental Health Symptoms?

If you have school-age children, you’ve definitely seen them… Fidget Spinners. Fidget spinners are small, fan-like toys that can be spun on a person’s fingers. They are touted by some manufacturing companies as something that can alleviate symptoms of all sorts of mental health conditions, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder […]

generation x

Who are You Generation X?

Generation X includes individuals born around the early to mid 1960s to the early 1980s. These individuals were teenagers and young adults in the 1980s and 1990s. They are currently in their midlife. Every generation has its own strengths, unique background, and challenges. Here is what is interesting to know about Generation X: They were […]

semantic memory

Semantic Memory: What is it and Why is it Important?

Researchers have long studied the way human memory works to determine how memories are stored both short and long term and the functions and purpose of memory storage. When people think about memory, it is common for them to first think about how their own experiences in life get stored in their brains and how […]