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What Are Friends and How Many Do You Need?

Dunbar’s number was created by a British anthropologist to define how many friends an individual can reasonably have. This article examines the idea of friendship, the science behind it and the number of real friends people can have in the age of social media.


Psychology and Psychiatry in the 20th and 21st Century

The treatment of mental illness has undergone an astonishing transformation since ancient times. During the Renaissance mental illness was thought to be from demonic possession. The Age of Enlightenment ushered in the humane treatment of the mentally ill. Where are we today? Also, new videos added.


4 Psychological Tricks to Make People Like You

Our ability to judge people's characters is not as objective as we think; the human brain possesses primitive, limbic circuits, and our opinions are based entirely on the way that people speak to us and make us feel. Use this to your advantage, and anyone you meet will love you and want to help you.


The Symbolic Meaning of Shoes

Shoes are an incredibly prominent aspect of fashion, culture, and personal style. But did you know that shoes have meanings even beyond those everyday interpretations? Learn how to interpret dreams of shoes, as well as some of the religious, cultural, and historical significance of shoes.


The Danger of Behavior Control

The decisions we make and the actions we take are a vital part of what makes us human. Life is about making complicated choices, and yet, there are people out there that want to prevent you from being independent. They want to control your every action and zap away any shot of freedom.


The Johatsu: The Evaporated People of Japan

This article describes a social phenomenon in Japan of which few people are aware. It points to the fact that its customs, traditions and lifestyles are patently different from Western and specially American culture. Perhaps, this is why it continues to fascinate so many people worldwide.


Dream Facts

This article explains many facts associated with dreaming, the physiological and psychological components. It recounts the history of scientific studies, and many little known facts are included. Nightmares and lucid dreaming is also discussed. The difference between men and women’s dreams is expl