A real trauma: do not justify the violations

The article “Woman is not just a body” by Catherine Millet is potentially harmful to rape victims by confusing several key concepts. Sometimes, when we leave our field of knowledge, we run the risk of skating. One of the issues where the opinions of others and misinformed can do more…

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Suicide, the taboo of the 21st century

In the media there is no data or analysis of this social pathology because, some say, can generate “called effect”. We have built a wall of silence around suicide, like a timorous reaction in the ostrich style, because we sense a dangerous and dark pit with much more depth than…

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If parents do not punish, what do we do?

In the face of “challenging” behaviors, such as throwing or breaking things, the psychologist Alberto Soler recommends transmitting what the consequences are: “What is thrown is collected and what is broken is fixed or replenished” All the experts consulted affirm that it should never be ignore or abandon a child…

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If you are less susceptible, you will be happier

The world is full of unpresentable. Of offensive people, without filter, rude and even evil. There’s no doubt. Nor is it debatable that these people have the habit of making offensive and bad taste comments. However, sometimes it is the receiver himself who sees offenses where there are none, double…

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Why there are couples that last longer than yours (or less)

Two out of every three marriages end in divorce within 10 years. The couples who went to therapy were divorced twice as much as those who did not go to couple therapy. Common interests, sincerity and fidelity are not the key to a lasting relationship. A review of the scientific…

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When nobody talks about dead babies

It’s just after five in the afternoon. A young woman speaks to a small group of people. It is the first to do it. “Everything happened three days ago, they told me that my heart was not beating anymore, so I had to give birth to my dead daughter”.

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The new psychology of submission

The psycho-management of the economic crisis in the US has made millions of unemployed accept layoffs and underemployment (…) with the imposition of positive thinking as the dominant ideology

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This is the funniest joke in the world [ENG]

In 2002 the psychologist Richard Wiseman premiered the web Laughlab in which people could upload their jokes and vote for others. 41000 jokes were uploaded and 1.5 million votes were counted, the winning joke being described as “the funniest joke in the world”. The author of the winning joke is…

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