Friday, November 22, 2019

If psychology could talk, letters from psychology to you.


Dear reader,

Welcome to my first letter to you. I am psychology. I live in 7.7 billion humans around the world.
 And lets not even get into other species. I’ll probably talk about those in a few letters from now.

But, getting back, to my human reach, I am known by various nicknames such as ‘the study of mind’,‘mental processes’, ‘logos’, ‘yoga’ etc.

I am not new. It’s just that humans have started giving this official name to me around 1870s.  I had to visit Liepzig, Germany, at that point. 

What can I say, Wundt was very much in love with me! 

But, he was too focussed on getting to know me, ‘experimentally’.

Sometimes I wonder, do people love me for my experiments or do they see something more in me..

And with that thought being carried since the 1870s, 
I am still debating whether or not to call Wilhem Wundt my first stepson.

Getting back, over the years, many people debated how they should study me. 
And even now, some try to understand me quantitatively, and others rely more on qualitative understandings. 

There also those who take a mixed approach.

Since years people have been trying to unravel me, give me a definition, if you may. 
And I can only say that these attempts wouldn’t stop anytime soon.

These attempts are made by so many people who are a part of me, and they are trying to understand the whole of me. 

Do other species also think like this?

Wait for the 10th letter to get the answer.

Through these letters, I’d finally talk about myself. Yourself. Myself.

You see what I did there?

Hah.

I got to go now, some journal articles are calling me. But I’ll write to you soon.

Till then, keep it psych-imple. Talk soon. 🙂

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to my personal website. I am happy to share updates about my research career as well as a personal practice of counselling.

Over the years, I have worked with several researchers, clients as well as practitioners from various backgrounds.

Now, I have decided to share my experiences. And this website is for just that.

On this website, I’d provide updates on content that is purely related to psychology, by providing a creative spin to it. For a wider range of topics, feel free to visit my blog: themindmantra.com