Author: Brett Reilly

  • Self-actualisation: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs

    Introduction: Self-actualization is a term used for an achievement of self in one’s life of accomplishment in achieving your goals. The basic needs of an individual to achieve fulfilment from gaining basic and psychological needs to having a fulfilling life. Science: Kurt Goldstein a German psychiatrist first coined the word, however Maslow formed and constructed […]

  • Mere Exposure: The effect of repeated stimulus

    Introduction Mere exposure is the effect of a repeated stimulus, such as watching the news channel 24/7. It can affect the way you think and behave and conflict with your beliefs in a way that can change them to suit another’s agenda. Currently, in Australia, we are in election mode, the media bias is excruciatingly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]