Wearing Red: The Danger Signals It Sends

New study shows that everyone knows what wearing red means, so watch out! Red is very much in fashion in psychology at the moment. Last year PsyBlog reported on the exciting news that women are more likely to wear red…

The Drugs That Will Make You Better At Chess

Common drugs can give you a 5% better chance of winning at chess. Caffeine, modafinil and Ritalin can all make you better at chess, new research finds. The study shows that cognitive enhancers like these can boost performance even when…

The Type of Music That Boosts Creativity

This type of music helps you search longer and harder for a creative solution. Listening to happy, energetic music increases people’s creativity, a new study finds. Researchers found that listening to the violin concerto “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi…

Social Rejection Has A Surprising Mental Advantage

Being rejected socially, can give you this outsider advantage. Being rejected socially makes people more creative, research finds. Feeling outside the group helps people generate more novel ideas. It may help to explain why so many great artists were outsiders…

Gestalt Theory

Gestalt Theory Gestalt in German means “whole self” and was developed to be an existential, phenomenological, and process-based therapy. The initial goal is for clients to gain awareness of what they are experiencing in the “here and now.” The awareness process...

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