Psychological Science

Defence mechanism

(Unconscious) Defence Mechanisms

Our brains work in amazing and sometimes seemingly mysterious ways. We’ve all heard terms such as they’re just “being defensive”, “in denial”, or “trying to rationalise their behaviour”. And many of us have caught ourselves behaving or responding in ways that may seem strange or uncharacteristic on reflection. But why do we turn to these …

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Dreams

What are dreams, really? Dreams have been a constant puzzle to solve, even to experts. There are many theories as to why we dream. Sigmund Freud had suggested that our dreams represent our repressed emotions and that dreams are an outlet for them to come alive. Carl Jung, another famous Psychologist, suggested that dreams play …

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The effectiveness of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

It is an unfortunate truth that countless lives are significantly shattered by both past and present traumatic events. Some prefer to live with it, no matter the misery, while others choose to address the issue and put their lives back on track. One of the ways to take good care of your disturbing experiences is …

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