Fun with psychology – cognitive biases.

What are cognitive biases? A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective reality" from their perception of the input. It can be a way the brain processes or collects a load of information. Those strategies are called heuristics. An individual's construction of reality, not the objective input, … Continue reading Fun with psychology – cognitive biases.

Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Depersonalization is a core symptom of burnout but is also seen in depression as well in other mental disorders. Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself [1].   People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Fun with Psychology – cognitive biases.

What are cognitive biases? A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective reality" from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Cognitive biases, however sometimes useful, may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate … Continue reading Fun with Psychology – cognitive biases.

Bits of Psychology – How did the Rorschach test came about?

Can we use inkblots to diagnose people and why is the test so controversial? I’ll try to formulate some answers to those questions. I’ll also describe the history of the Rorschach which an amusing story with a twist.   We’ll start with bringing some clarity to the question ‘What is the test’? The Rorschach can … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – How did the Rorschach test came about?

Mythical Monday – Burnout is just the complaining and whining of an unhappy person.

  Basically burnout is ‘their’ problem. That is how I feel people (me too) can be addressed when talking about burnout. I’ve heard that burnout is reserved for the very passionate. I’ve heard that you won’t get a burnout when you’re not working hard enough. I’ve heard that people with burnout are the ones who … Continue reading Mythical Monday – Burnout is just the complaining and whining of an unhappy person.