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Interesting Psychology Articles & Resources

Interesting reads on Human Behavior, Cognitive Science, The Mind and More


Humans are interesting. Brains are interesting. Thinking is fun. Here are some cool reads both here on Blifaloo and other websites about human psychology.

Last update: January 2024 (fixed broken links)

The following serves as an index to all the psychology-related articles on this site. Topics range from “thinking skills” to phobias along with a mish-mash of great reads elsewhere.

Psychology Related Articles and Features on Blifaloo

Below you will find a good list of our internal and some external articles about psychology and cognition. Great effort was put in to bring a good index of videos and reads on this deeply interesting topic.

I’ve added some new articles about dreams and dreaming. You’ll also like our articles about lying and improving your brain power. Enjoy!

Graduate Programs in Psychology – Overview of various psychology graduate programs. Tips on choosing a field of specialty and recommended books.

The Psychology of Lying – One of the newest features here. What motivates deception, and how often do people lie?

Victim Psychology – I wish ‘Victim Psychology’ was taught in school…this topic should be required reading. Mostly links to articles outside of this website — but please check them out.

Phobia Dictionary – Huge list of phobias, plus info on phobia types, treatments and suggested resources and links.

Improving Memory – Tips to help you remember…you know… that thing you forgot. Great for students or anyone who wants to improve their memory.

Improve Your Brain Power – Read this to increase your IQ, memory, concentration and general brainpower.

Lying and How to Detect Lies – One of the most popular features on this site. Covers verbal and non-verbal communication, micro expressions, and various forensic psychology topics.

Body Language – Introduction to non-verbal communication, various body language cues, flirting body language and links to many articles and resources.

Insomnia – Introduction to insomnia causes, treatments, pros and cons of medication, and tips on getting a better nights sleep.

Alternative Sleeping Patterns – Polyphasic and Biphasic – If normal (monophasic) sleeping doesn’t work, you may be interested in trying an alternative sleeping pattern.

Interesting Psychology Related Reads Elsewhere

Cool reads about the human mind, behavior and other psychology-related research and theories. Newest finds will be posted to the top of this list for repeat visitors.

The Psychopath Test – Podcast from This American Life. “Recently we heard about this test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it. ”

15 Styles of Distorted Thinking – Cognitive distortions that may skew the perception of your self, your relationships and your world.

Causes of OCD – Learn all about the causes, signs and risk factors associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The Levels of Human Experience – “For example, there are many people who adopt fixed beliefs early in life, become intellectually lazy and then insist that beliefs are all one needs in life… This is called “arrested development.” ”

The Myth of Mental Illness – And if you have the time check out: Is Psychology a Science?

Children of Narcissus – Another good read (whole site is worth checking out & the author’s writings are worth pondering).

This is Your Brain on Metaphors – By Robert Sapolsky “…A single part of the brain processes both physical and psychic pain.”

Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs – From Psychology Today: “…shows a similar association between childhood intelligence and the latent factor for the consumption of psychoactive drugs among Americans…” (OK, this article is iffy factually … but it is interesting)

Great Thinkers in Psychology & Cognitive Science

Links go to subject’s Wikipedia entry or other great source.

Karen HorneyTheory of Neurotic Needs is interesting.

Robert Sapolsky – American scientist and author. Links to some of his articles are listed above.

Carl Jung – Lots of common-knowledge psycho-jargon (for instance: introvert and extrovert) originates from Jung.

Sigmund Freud – The father of modern psychology. Many of his ideas are still being debated today.

Dan Dennett – Philosopher and cognitive scientist. Also see his bio and videos on TED talks.

Recommended Books

Here are my top picks for good books on psychology:

Psychology Related Documentaries & Video Links

Full-length Psychology Documentaries – That you can watch for free online. This is a great site, and has documentaries on every topic imaginable, not just psych related films.

TED Talks about the Brain – Someone already compiled a great list of TED talks about the mind.

Stay tuned…this page is updated often.

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