Antisocial versus Social: Interpersonal skills online

Introduction Antisocial versus social behaviour is highly misunderstood among those online, is blurry about what is right or wrong. The grey area of what is appropriate based on actions or language can trigger emotions. What are actions versions reaction against one belief systems and opinions? Antisocial behaviour can be destructive, discriminating or bullying. Personality types … Read more

Self-Reliance: The core of individualism, democracy, and freedom.

Introduction: Self-reliance is to be reliant on self in being independent of one’s survivability. Doing your shopping, bill payments without another person’s assistance. Looking at the basics, to the whole picture of what we have become as an autonomous society. It appears that self-reliance has negative annotations, in the majority of scientific and philosophical journals. … Read more

Confirmation Bias: How do your beliefs stand up to facts

Introduction: Confirmation bias is the principal of confirming the results or meaning before it thinking through. Based on one’s belief or hypotheses. In finding sources that support both sides of an argument rather than one’s beliefs. Bias can be a decision on issues in one’s life that could come from previous experiences. A rational explanation … Read more

COP26: Climate change issues on our faltering climate

Introduction: Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 focusing on climate change, is about to go into full swing. Where government officials bicker between saving the planet and making the rich richer. We are currently seeing the effects of a faltering climate and how it is affecting life on this planet. What we are doing to … Read more

Psychology Projection: Directing feeling and thoughts to others

Introduction: Projection of your thoughts and feelings on to others is unfair on the other person. Let’s learn about what projection is, and it affects you and others in the world around. Your inner world has nothing to do with the other person, whether, in conflict or having a conversation. Expressing one’s beliefs, thoughts, and … Read more

What is critical thinking and how we learn

Introduction: To start with, be cynical, don’t believe every thing you read! Gathering information from “trusted sources” is critical in critical thinking, as with all thinking. We need to be able to back up our claims. If you do not have a trusted source, it is just an opinion without substance and is quite unbelievable. … Read more

External and internal conflict: effects on mental health

Introduction: Dealing with external or internal conflict can take a toll on our lives. You can’t walk away from internal conflict, but we can walk away or remove ourselves from external conflicts. We can’t get a restraining order or talk to human resources on how our brains think or feel. But we have professional counselling … Read more

Cognitive Dissonance: Mental Discomfort

Introduction: Cognitive dissonance is related to one’s mental discomfort, on conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. A feeling of mental balance, restoration of one’s actions to reduce mental discomfort. The Science: History: In 1957 Festinger ran an experiment to test people’s inconsistencies on the belief of one’s environment. As well as belief system and attitudes. Festinger … Read more

Following authority even if it’s wrong: The Milgram Experiment

Introduction: Stanley Milgram’s experiments were to discover why Nazi soldiers followed orders to kill millions of innocent Jewish people. Milgram’s discovery was that 65% of ordinary people willingly followed instructions of authority without question. Seemingly beyond the limits of tolerance of the actor on the other side, out of view via lethal electric shock. The … Read more