10Aug/15

DOES JEALOUSY WORK?

In our daily lives, we frequently mention about jealousy while talking but we avoid embracing this emotion when it’s our turn. Even though we feel jealousy in our midst and do not have self-control on it, we try to hide it as we think that it is something unacceptable for others. However, sometimes people can have a reverse situation about this. Some people are proud of ‘’being jealous of beloved’’. As they blow out of proportion so much and make an extreme effort to demonstrate that jealousy is an indicator of love, we can easily see that they are awareRead More…

10Aug/15

PERCEPTION OF THE TIME

We all know how to measure the time. After a certain age, anybody with a sound mind can easily answer what does a year, month, day, or hour represent. Still everyone’s perception of a specific time period is unique. We have just done with a year and started a new one. Even though we all calculate how many months, days, hours does a year comprised of in exactly the same way, for some the previous year elapsed very fast, for others it took forever. Just because we all measure time through our accomplishments. When we are talking to someone weRead More…

10Aug/15

DREAMING OF

I have a dream today!   Having a dream occurs during sleep. People don’t find dreams odd but approach them with curiosity and try to derive interpretations. On the other hand, daydreaming, imagining, fantasizing are quiet disapproved, as they are believed to have a negative impact on people and lead them away from the reality. Is that really the case? What do we gain and lose when we dream in order to get rid of the pressure of the real life? You live as long as you dream Although it is a common saying, people who frequently dream or fantasize are notRead More…

10Aug/15

FEAR OF TERROR

During this October, because of the ongoing civil wars within most of our neighboring countries, we have started to experience the “terror” once again. Actually, it is not an unfamiliar notion for us. However, there is a new terrifying notion emerged around the world: a terror that tags it’s victim in an arbitrary way. This is a violence that can take place at any time, in any place and it can also put us as a target. This violence is intended by those, who are aware of the fact that this kind of a terrorist action is capable of creatingRead More…

10Aug/15

ARE CHILDREN READY FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAY

The schools are closing. There is a long holiday waiting for students and their families. Some of these families have begun to think about what to do with the children all along the holiday. They are going over the summer school options and their budgets. Some of them rely on the family elders option. When I ask children, the most common answers are as follows: “I’m going to go on holiday, nothing, I don’t know”.  Having no plan is the common point of these answers. Holiday is the rest time following a long school term. However, in our education system,Read More…

10Aug/15

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BRANDING

The psychology of branding is our own psychological reaction toward a brand. The presented material regarding this fact is better stored in the memory. A brand includes a sum of sensory experiences about the good manufacturer. This experience is completely sensual. That is the reason why we need to understand how the senses work, what their functions are and how they are managed. The content, the logo, the colors and the introduction of branding are important. More importantly, these make a discrete and greater impact when used altogether.   Know the Mind Most of the stimuli perceived daily are processedRead More…

10Aug/15

MY MOM

“My mom” is one of the most frequent statements that we use when we first begin speaking. While mothers are depicted as “the most beautiful, the most intelligent, the most …” until the adolescence, from that time on it takes another turn and statements such as “my mom is so strict, she would never allow me, I am so mad at her” come to be heard more often.  Later on, you grow up. As time goes by, you realize that you begin to be like your mother about whom you said “I will never be like her”. In fact, youRead More…

10Aug/15

FROM DOUBT TO PARANOIA

It’s a wonder how many things we come to doubt throughout the course of our lives. The exact opposite of doubt is blind faith. A sound mind should always inquire, search and experiment.  In order to eliminate ambiguity, one should look into it again, try it again, try and make sense of things.  However such endeavors do not always fully remove the doubts in our heads.  This is when the distinction between clear thinking and unclear thinking becomes clear.  Clear thinking allows a certain degree of ambiguity and copes with doubt. Despite having doubts, we feel the need to believe. Read More…

10Aug/15

MAKING A PRESENTATION

No matter how old you are you’ll have to make presentations to some people at some point in your life.  Making presentations is one of the ways that enables you to achieve your goals.  Taking oral exams at school, lecturing in front of people, introducing yourself while being hired, explaining matters concerning your job to others may trigger anxiety.  One should cope with anxiety by thinking that each and every presentation could be a test.    As a matter of fact we make presentations throughout our lifetime.  We try occasionally to present ourselves, our knowledge or skills and expect ourRead More…

10Aug/15

HOW CAN YOU FEAR SUCCESS?

It is difficult to offer a single satisfactory answer to the question of “What is Success?”  Success may roughly be defined as achieving or actualizing something by overcoming the obstacles. Such definition has prompted psychology to investigate the motive behind the desire for success. The fact that the requirements for success varies from person to person is one of the conclusions of such investigations.  Efforts were made to measure the individually varying success requirements by developing a scale called professional and family orientation. Researchers have concluded that those who strove to achieve self designated success standards, rather than merely havingRead More…