Emotion

How Fear Protects Us From Violence

Fear is a natural human feeling, and how we interpret—and use—it is somewhat dependent on one’s culture. In the west, for instance, fear is often seen as a negative emotion, something we must “overcome.” But there are other ways to look at fear, and in his book, “The Gift of Fear,” author Gavin De Becker […]

How Psychology Affects Your Life: Three Areas Where Psychology Influences Your Inner World

Psychology isn’t merely an academic discipline. It is, rather, the landscape of your inner world. All of the experiences an individual has—their feelings, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and memories—are what psychology is all about. One question may arise: How does psychology affect your life? Here, we explore three broad areas where psychology influences your inner world. […]