In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is deindividuation. Every human is a unique individual with self-awareness. Deindividuation is a process by which people start to lose that self-awareness when part of a group. Oxford Reference defines deindividuation as: "A psychological state characterized by loss… Continue reading What is… Deindividuation
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is herd behaviour. Are we people or sheeple? Turns out we're actually a lot more sheeplish than we might like to think that we are, and herd behaviour is exhibited across a range of different contexts. Kameda and… Continue reading What Is… Herd Behaviour
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is pluralistic ignorance. Pluralistic ignorance is a type of social group bias in which members of a social group privately disagree with a certain belief or behaviour, but they publicly go along with what they perceive to be… Continue reading What is… Pluralistic Ignorance
Introversion and extroversion are personality traits lying at opposite ends of a spectrum. Some people fit with one extreme or another, but many people fall somewhere in the middle. Introversion & extroversion – what's the difference? Much of the difference between the two comes down to energy – where someone tends to focus it, and… Continue reading How Common Is Introversion?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is conformity. According to Psychology Today, conformity is "the tendency to align our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours with those around us." From an early age, we learn to mimic the behaviours we see around us. In order to… Continue reading What Is… Conformity
We live in a society in which coupledom is not only the norm but the expectation. However, there are a lot of us that don't fit into the neat and tidy boxes that the world expects. Just because someone isn't your standard cis-gendered heterosexual monogamist vanilla-sex married with kids kind of person doesn't main they're… Continue reading The Single Girl Life