In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: just world fallacy. The just world fallacy, also known as the just world hypothesis, is a common type of cognitive bias – a shortcut that the mind unconsciously takes when considering the world around us. Do you think … Continue reading What is… the just world fallacy
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: DARVO response to sexual assault allegations DARVO is an acronym to describe a pattern of responses that sexual offenders may display when they are faced with accountability for their actions. Before getting into what DARVO stands for, I'll … Continue reading What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations
When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple – yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right? Except obviously it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that … Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?