Protesters march at Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos State, in October 2020.
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The protests paved the way for healing, vitality and a new vista of productive life.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a virtual grassroots fundraiser in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 12.
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Kamala Harris has always had to deal with people mispronouncing her name. It’s an example of microaggressions that members of minority groups face on a regular basis.
Marcella Zoia, seen here leaving a Toronto court house, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mischief endangering life after throwing a chair from a balcony of a high-rise condo.
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The woman known as Chair Girl is reviled not because of her impulsive, foolish crime, but because of how her mistake unexpectedly propelled her to instant internet stardom.
Different types of rule-breaking leaders can appeal to transgressive parts of ourselves.
Salvador Dalí: portrait of the artist.
The Spanish artist was a master self-publicist and one of the most important thinkers in 20th-century art.
There seems be an attractive quality to things that are ostensibly unhealthy or dangerous.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
Dogs have the same hormones and experience the same chemical changes that humans do.
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Sigmund Freud understood that mental conflict could become physical disability.
People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical?
There’s a fierce debate about whether it’s ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven’t personally examined.
‘Talk to me about your mother.’
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
The causes of motor neurone disease and schizophrenia have something important in common.
I just can’t seem to get my replication studies published.
Only 1% of published psychology research papers are ever repeated. If psychologists want their discipline to be taken seriously, they’ll need to get their house in order.
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Trace fiber from Freud’s couch under crossed polars with Quartz wedge compensator (#1), 2015, unique jacquard woven tapestry, 2.9m x 2m.
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In the middle of a rose garden, on a leafy road in northwest London, nestles the Freud Museum – though the petals, in October, are tumbling. The house, at 20 Maresfield Gardens, is the proud bearer of…
Dreams and their purpose have been one of the enduring mysteries of sleep.
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Brain activity during the dreaming phase of sleep is remarkably similar to brain activity when we’re awake and processing new visual images, new research shows.
Feeling content means having a deep-seated, abiding acceptance of oneself and one’s worth, together with a sense of self-fulfilment, meaning and purpose.
Happiness might seem like a worthy goal but it will invariably be disrupted by unwelcome negative feelings. Far better to seek contentment, which can serve as a foundation for both joy and pleasure.
Most women are just happy to have an orgasm, any old way.
Controversy over vaginal versus clitoral orgasm is nothing new; it’s a debate that has consumed sexologists and psychoanalysts for the last 100 years. Now, new research has added fresh fuel to the controversy…
Many cultures believe that dreams tell the future, and the messages in our dreams are warnings.
Research shows that everyone, even those who claim they never dream, actually do. But few of us can make any sense of our dreams. My colleagues and I have been working on a way to try to make sense of…
Something’s going on behind your eyes … but what is it, and why does it happen?
For most of human history, dreaming has been seen as a second “reality” in which altered forms of perception provide insights into ourselves and others, our fears, fantasies and motivations or even the…
He may not fit with modern terminology, but were Freud’s concepts of the mind right on the money?
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychology, has recently suffered some serious knocks. His theories have been dismissed as unscientific and his achievements are now considered to be equal parts myth and…
All riots are different, but they all share similar characteristics.
Three days of rioting across London since Saturday have once again raised the question of “why?”. Do riots “just happen” or is there a science, an underlying formula, that can be employed to predict and…