The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

How Culture Influences Our Minds in Profound Ways We Don’t Even Realize

Culture plays a big role in how we see the world, how we think about it, and how we act in it. A person born into one culture can end up with a very different type of mindset than a … Continue reading

Self-Identity: I’m the Type of Person Who…

Your self-identity is how you view yourself as an individual person. It is the basic answer to the question, “Who am I?” However, how you view yourself isn’t always an accurate depiction of who you really are or what you … Continue reading

The Frozen Face Effect – Why Static Photographs May Not Do You Justice

Don’t like the way you look in photographs? New research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology may have some good news for you. In a recent study, psychologists showed participants faces in the form of photographs and videos. They … Continue reading