In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: dreaming We all have dreams, whether we remember them or not, but what exactly are they? The reality is that no one really knows for sure. There are a few things we do know, though. Dreams occur mostly … Continue reading What is… Dreaming
I have an issue with pseudoscience masquerading as science, and I've ranted before about the law of attraction and homeopathy. Whether these ideas have any associated value or not isn't my concern. My problem is when science-like concepts are used to trick people into believing that an idea is science-based. My current rant is about dopamine fasting. … Continue reading The Dopamine Fasting Myth
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: amnesia Amnesia is a memory deficit that can go in two different directions. Retrograde amnesia goes backward, affecting previously stored memories. Anterograde amnesia goes forward, affecting the ability to move short-term memory information into new long-term stored memories. … Continue reading What is… amnesia
Let's think about the phrases "it's just anxiety" and "it's all in your head". Let's unpack them and consider them in terms of what we know about the brain and the body.