Critical Thinking

A Truly Biased TED Talk: The Bad Debunking of 10 Alleged Myths about Psychology

  UPDATE September 14, 2022: It turns out that TED eventually removed the portion of the talk I debunked in this article years ago. I am glad this happened, not as an action against Ambridge, but as a win for critical thinking and professional ethics. The original talk, “10 Myths about Psychology, Debunked“, can still […]

A Truly Biased TED Talk: The Bad Debunking of 10 Alleged Myths about Psychology Read More »

Psychological Aspects In Which Religion Fails To Support Believers

  Like it or not, most of us are being exposed to at least one main religious belief system from a very early age. Like everything else that occurs in our early childhood, religious beliefs will shape our development, meaning they will impact our personality, self-image, motivation and desires, behaviors, and emotional life. Although I

Psychological Aspects In Which Religion Fails To Support Believers Read More »

Critical Thinking May Not Make You Popular, But It Does Make You Free

When it comes to bold life choices, there’s always a win some, lose some situation. Personal Development is one such choice. You deliberately make a decision to change yourself in order to live a more authentic and purposeful life. Most of the time, this process involves changing the way you think or behave, and emotional changes soon follow as a result of the first (or often even guide the process by letting the individual know how close they are to their goal, their Authentic Self and the life they want).

Critical Thinking May Not Make You Popular, But It Does Make You Free Read More »

10 Cognitive Distortions and Why You Should Deal With Them

Let’s start by clarifying what cognitive distortions are. The short and direct answer is that cognitive distortions are errors that occur in one’s thinking process. They happen automatically, became cognitive patterns due to the context in which we grew up, and developed psychologically and emotionally. We’ve learned them somehow and they have become our automatic

10 Cognitive Distortions and Why You Should Deal With Them Read More »

“I miss you like the deserts miss the rain” – Aw, how romantic. Romantic? – Think again!

Yes, let’s ponder on this a bit. My hypothesis is that many of us have hummed Everything but the Girl’s song “Missing” back in the 90s. So most of you will remember the chorus: “And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain”. Aw, it’s about missing your love interest so badly, just like

“I miss you like the deserts miss the rain” – Aw, how romantic. Romantic? – Think again! Read More »

What is Critical Thinking and Why Should You Use it?

  When I use the phrase “critical thinking” – and this happens a lot, considering that I am a psychotherapist that relies on cognitive methods when assisting clients to achieve well-being – I often discover that many people are not familiar with this syntagma and even fewer individuals understand the actual meaning of it. Some

What is Critical Thinking and Why Should You Use it? Read More »