Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts

Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts

  Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts Introversion and extroversion are terms first coined by psychiatrist Carl Jung in Switzerland in the 1920s. According to Jung, an extrovert seeks intensive contact with the outside world and an introvert instead turns the psychic energy inwards. Jung believed that no one is a hundred percent extrovert or a hundred percent introvert instead we carry both traits however most minds tend to lean either to one side or the other. If both characteristics are equally present, we can speak of someone who has an ambivert personality.  In the 1960s the psychologist Hans Eysenck added to Carl Jung’s ideas. He argued that the main difference between… Read More

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The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do (Small)

The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do

  The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do Imagine a scenario where all your friends are jumping off a cliff. If everyone jumps, do you jump as well? We know that the correct answer is supposed to be: “No, never! I am an independent thinker, and other people have no influence over me.” However, the truthful answer is, yeah, maybe you do jump. Everyone thinks they’re the exception here. We cannot suppress our human desire to fit in. Humans are social creatures, and our brain seems to be built to follow what other people are doing. When everyone else is participating in something, we tend to think… Read More

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Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

  Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become somewhat of a luxury. It has fallen on our list of priorities behind work, chores, social time, and entertainment. Functioning on less sleep has even become badge of honor. We brag to our friends, how little sleep we got last night, like it’s something to be proud of. But sleep should become our top priority. It’s a vital part of life as important to your physical and mental health as food and water. One of the biggest problems with lack of sleep is that people don’t even know they are… Read More

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Cannabis Dependence Disorder

Cannabis Dependence Disorder

  Cannabis Dependence Disorder Marijuana, or cannabis, is one of the most popular psychoactive substances worldwide, especially among teenagers. Although the specifics of cannabis’ addictive qualities are still very much under debate, Cannabis Dependence Disorder is officially classified in the DSM-V and prolonged, heavy use has been shown to cause some level of dependency. Cannabis comes from the flowers of Cannabis sativa plants, which has oils with concentrations of tiny, fat-soluble, psychoactive molecules called cannabinoids. The three main cannabinoids – tetrahydrocannabinol (also called THC), cannabidiol (also called), and cannabinol (also called CBN) are each associated with unique psychoactive effects. For example, THC is associated with high-grade recreational marijuana, and produces… Read More

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Do You Have ADHD

Do You Have ADHD?

Do You Have ADHD? What most people know—or think they know—about attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is that it’s used to describe somebody who can’t stay focused…and when they REALLY can’t focus, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. This continuum from onto the next isn’t quite how it works, though. ADD and ADHD are synonymous, as in, they’re the same. ADD’s an outdated term used prior to 1987, after which it evolved into ADHD to encompass more of the symptoms that people with ADHD often experience, which in addition to being inattentive, includes both hyperactivity and impulsiveness. So, somebody might be diagnosed with ADHD because they have symptoms… Read More

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You May Already Know Someone With An Eating Disorder

Know Someone With An Eating Disorder

Know Someone With An Eating Disorder? Eating disorders are a group of serious psychological conditions that can have grave impacts on a person’s physical health. And they’re way more common than you probably think. That’s because, most of the time, when people talk about “eating disorders”, they’re only talking about the ones that involve eating next to nothing or purging. And it turns out, those conditions don’t make up most diagnoses. In recent years, research has begun to highlight the wide variation in eating disorder symptoms. And that’s led to a more complete understanding of how these disorders arise, and how to recognize them, so hopefully, more people can get… Read More

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