Paranoid Thoughts in Relationships: Why Do They Appear?

Paranoid Thoughts in Relationships: Why Do They Appear?

In today’s increasingly competitive and individualistic society, it’s easy to suspect others. It is not uncommon for some people to seek to gain another type of advantage over us, or to ignore this when assessing other types of needs. And that can lead to fear and mistrust. However, even though some people do this, it …

The role of ICTs in our current society: how to use them well?

The role of ICTs in our current society: how to use them well?

Any large-scale technological transformation has an effect on society. The clearest example of this we have in the invention of the tools and techniques of cultivation and breeding, which took our species from the stage of hunter-gatherer to another in which it began to appear. Cities and, in general, the seed of civilization. But not …

Toxic parents: 15 characteristics kids hate

Toxic parents: 15 characteristics kids hate

The vast majority of parents really try to give their all for their children and do everything in their power to meet their needs, but even parents with better intentions make mistakes and adopt behaviors that are beneficial to the development and well-being of their offspring. Toxic behaviors of parents Unfortunately, some parents go beyond …

Origins of sociology: the history of this discipline

Origins of sociology: the history of this discipline

While some may think that sociology is a recent science, the truth is that its origins go back a long way. To be able to know in detail how sociology began to be forgedWe will take a trip down memory lane that will allow us to discover the context in which this discipline began to …

I feel like I hate my family – what to do and how do I fix it?

I feel like I hate my family - what to do and how do I fix it?

The family is an often unconditional source of support, and depending on the age at which we are, this nucleus plays different roles that will help us to mature. But sometimes it may happen that we do not understand why our family acts with us in a way that does not feel right to us; …

Obsession with beauty: this is how it parasitizes our minds

Obsession with beauty: this is how it parasitizes our minds

We live in a time when the outward image is so important that it has come to condition our lives. The obsession with beauty is nothing new; but, in a hyperconnected world, social media and television have fueled this concern to maintain a physical perfectionism disturbing both for its social and psychological impact. And it …

Forcing children to kiss and kiss: a bad idea

Forcing children to kiss and kiss: a bad idea

It is very common that one of the steps in cultivating the little ones in the house (i.e. making them internalize the culture they live in and dealing with the people around them) is through a ritual: that of giving kisses to friends and relatives of their parents. Thus, during informal meetings in the street …

The obligation to be (or to appear) happy

The obligation to be (or to appear) happy

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Jo. Today this question roams the streets, knocks on the doors of houses and enters anyone’s head. Happiness is no longer a goal or a simple state to enjoy, happiness is an obligation. You have to be happy at all times, for everything and, as much as possible, share …

Dunbar’s issue: what it is and what it tells us about human societies

Dunbar's issue: what it is and what it tells us about human societies

Have you ever heard of Dunbar’s number? This is the number proposed by psychologist, anthropologist and biologist Robin Dunbar to allude to the number of people we usually relate to. What are its origins and how does it relate to our ancestors and primates? And with the cerebral neoscort? In this article, we’ll answer all …

The 20 countries with the most gender-based violence in the world

The 20 countries with the most gender-based violence in the world

Gender-based violence is a major global problem facing thousands of people every year. And even in cases where death is not caused, it can destroy the person both physically and mentally by simply being born with specific genitals. This disturbing phenomenon is occurring as we have said on a global scale, although there are certain …

Why is it sometimes difficult to look someone in the eye?

Why is it sometimes difficult to look someone in the eye?

Looking someone in the eye during a dialogue is essential. You immediately notice a lot of things when someone avoids the gaze of their interlocutor, and in these cases, it is assumed that maintaining eye contact with someone is uncomfortable, either out of shyness or because at that moment is hiding Something. It is true …

Psychological profile of the emotional blackmailer, in 5 traits and habits

Psychological profile of the emotional blackmailer, in 5 traits and habits

The emotional blackmailer is a type of person used to manipulating others for personal gain. That is, he has become accustomed to using methods to limit the decision-making power of his victims to the point of leading to a certain decision. However, certain characteristics distinguish emotional blackmailers from another class of manipulators and, in fact, …

Why are so many people gossiping?

Why are so many people gossiping?

The world of gossip it’s not just something that sticks to the teleporter; it is deeply rooted in our lives, even when we believe we are not participating in it. In fact, rumors and gossip are phenomena that have been widely studied by social psychology for decades, and many researchers have set out to analyze …

Why are some friends deleting us from Facebook?

Why are some friends deleting us from Facebook?

The inclusion of new technologies and the Internet in people’s daily lives it has brought about significant changes in many areas: The way to buy, the way to study, to have fun, etc. Also, because of the internet, and especially social media, there has been a change in the way we interact with others, and …

Why putting limits on relationships is healthy

Why putting limits on relationships is healthy

Put limits on personal relationships it means letting others know that they have wants and needs that are different from their own. But in addition to doing it, we respect each other. And is that, while setting limits may seem like an unnecessary imposition if we have some conception of fluid personal relationships, the truth …

Public policies: what they are and how they regulate our social life

Public policies: what they are and how they regulate our social life

Decision making is one of the most basic and at the same time the most complex processes in political and administrative systems. This involves, among other things, defining the problems and finding possible solutions. It also involves different needs, interests and explanations related to social phenomena. Ultimately, the complexity lies in finding ways to “significantly …

Polygamy: what does this type of marriage consist of?

Polygamy: what does this type of marriage consist of?

the polygamy it is a type of marriage which, although rare in territories where Western culture predominates, is present in millions of families around the world. Its most common type, polygamy, is one in which the man has more than two wives, while polyandry, in which the wife has more than one husband, is much …

The pyramid of gender-based violence

The pyramid of gender-based violence

Due to the growing awareness of issues related to discrimination against women, in recent years, some theories have emerged that explain the ways in which gender-based violence is perpetrated. In this article we will see one of the most popular in recent times, the pyramid of gender-based violence, sometimes called the iceberg of gender-based violence. …

What is “phubbing” and how does it affect our relationships?

What is “phubbing” and how does it affect our relationships?

Since the smartphone boom in the middle of the last decade, the presence of these devices in our lives has only grown exponentially. The percentage of inhabitants of our planet who use a mobile phone is 51%In other words, neither more nor less than 3.78 billion people. This percentage of smartphone users rises, for example, …

The Stanford Prison Experience by Philip Zimbardo

The Stanford Prison Experience by Philip Zimbardo

The motto of the Stanford Prison Experience designed by psychologist Philippe Zimbardo could be this: Do you consider yourself a good person? It’s a simple question, but answering it takes a little thought. If you think of yourself as a human being like many other people, you probably also think that you are not characterized …

Persuasion: definition and elements of the art of persuasion

Persuasion: definition and elements of the art of persuasion

Since the dawn of time, human beings have tried to achieve their goals in the most optimal way possible by creating long term plans and strategies for it. However, as social beings that we are, in many cases our goals are for others to act or think in a certain way. While in some cases …

Why people with fewer resources are more altruistic

Why people with fewer resources are more altruistic

Decades ago, it was believed that humans primarily based their management of resources from an economic calculation based on costs and benefits. According to this idea, everything we do in relation to others responds to a prior reflection on what we are losing or what we have gained by choosing each option. However … where …

The 3 keys to persuasion: how to convince others?

The 3 keys to persuasion: how to convince others?

Our brains are programmed to save time and energy in decision making and this is achieved by mechanisms called heuristics. These heuristics (there are hundreds of them) are the basis on which our brains work and help us to live without statistically calculating or rationally analyzing every action we take. For this reason, heuristics are …

Why do Westerners join terrorist movements like ISIS (Islamic State / Daesh)?

Why do Westerners join terrorist movements like ISIS (Islamic State / Daesh)?

This text is a translation of the article originally written here by Michael muhammad knight on 03.09.2014. the Islamist state recently posted another gruesome video showing yet another beheading, once again perpetuated by a jihadist of Western descent. As is often the case, I have received messages asking for an explanation. I am the jihadist …

Why so many people fail us, and how to avoid

Why so many people fail us, and how to avoid

One of the first lessons we learn as adults is that justice is something created by human beings, not a principle that governs nature. Beyond some religious and clearly metaphysical concepts such as karma, we assume that it is normal for us to have to strive for justice, instead of letting it go on our …

Narcissistic people with psychopathic traits are more attractive, study finds

Narcissistic people with psychopathic traits are more attractive, study finds

They say first impressions are crucial, and rightly so. Since time is gold in decision making, the first few minutes we come into contact with an unknown person will lead us to decide how much that person attracts or rejects us. We just can’t afford to examine each person in their full depth, paying attention …

Smarter people prefer to have fewer friends

Smarter people prefer to have fewer friends

One of the most common stereotypes about exceptionally intelligent people is that in general, these tend to concern fewer people and find pleasure in times of loneliness. Of course, this is only a stereotype, and it is clear that there can be a lot of people with great intellect who are also particularly social and …

Sexists: these are the 8 beliefs that characterize them

Sexists: these are the 8 beliefs that characterize them

Almost everyone has internalized certain sexist beliefs. From feminists with more years of activism to the nicest doctors, to philosophers with more academic experience behind them. However, this is not uncommon: it should be noted that for most of the story, human beings have lived without questioning sexism. However, when we talk about sexist people, …

Why some people are unable to apologize

Why some people are unable to apologize

If we accept the fact that no one is perfect, we must also accept that in everyday life, no one is short of reasons to apologize. Whether it is for making bad decisions, for inability or for doing the wrong thing, it is very common for what we do to cause someone else discomfort or …