Why is so much Psychology research WEIRD?

What Does WEIRD Mean? You may be thinking I’m referring to the Stanford Prison experiment or Andrew Wakefield scandal when I call research weird, but no, I’m referring to the more subtle unacknowledged form of weird in numerous psychology studies which stands for western, educated, and from industrialized, rich, and democratic countries. Much research needing... Continue Reading →

Be VANE To Be Happier

What is VANE? If you’re feeling stressed, low or anxious, the last thing that would be on your mind would be to voluntarily scare yourself senseless somehow or partake in VANE, but perhaps that’s the solution. VANE stands for Voluntary Arousing Negative Experience and research seems to indicate this could lead us to better cope... Continue Reading →

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