How We’ve Lost Our Tribal Mentality – And Why it Hurts Us As A Society

What is a tribe? A tribe is a group of people that care for each other and look out for each other no matter what. They are bonded by a strong sense of shared values, meaning, and purpose in life. … Continue reading

Hive Mind: The Synergistic Effects of Being Around Really Smart People

IQ is one of the oldest and most reliable measures in all of psychology. While IQ isn’t a perfect measure of intelligence, most research has found it to be strongly associated with a wide-range of mental ability including memory, attention, … Continue reading

The Disintegration of the Community: Why We Feel Alone Even When Surrounded By People

Do you feel like you’re a part of your local community? If your answer is “no,” you’re not defective, this is actually how many people feel today. According to sociologist Robert Putnam in his classic book Bowling Alone: The Collapse … Continue reading

The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self: How the Internet Changes Our Thoughts and Behaviors

The author of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. … Continue reading