Herd Behaviour, Herding - 360 Psyche

Herd or Herding Behaviour – Understanding Social Media and Group Actions

The TV game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, has the ask the audience lifeline. I found it quite rare for anyone to go against the audience popular opinion. This is partly linked to it: Finding it hard to believe that the large audience will be wrong The need to play it safe and …

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Self Herding

Self-herding is a form of heuristic technique of thinking. As Dan Ariely defines it, self herding is our tendency to follow the same decisions we have made in the past (i.e. our current or future decision are influenced by our previous decisions. )The concept has also been applied to animals… But, let’s stick to the human part.

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Laughter and Your Mental Health – Link and Benefits

The benefits of laughter to our physical health, mental health, psychological well-being, social interactions, and coping strategy cannot be overemphasized. Let’s start with a story It was in 1964 when a young man was diagnosed with a type of cancer, Ankylosing Spondylitis. It caused so much pain and was considered fatal. He had a 1-to-500 …

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Self-Help Tips for ADHD

When you have ADHD, you may feel like you’re on a highway in Lagos — everyone’s driving like their bonnet’s on fire. This can feel extremely overwhelming, but you have no choice. Consequently, we have put together self-help tips for ADHD to help people cope. There’s a general belief that mental health challenges can’t be …

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Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

https://media.giphy.com/media/jkPTSxuolA5jy/giphy.mp4 Shola is just getting back from lectures. His lecturer gave them a term paper to be submitted by the end of the semester, that’s in three months. He figures three months seems far away, so there’s no need to start immediately. He’ll start next week, for now, she has can rest. The next week …

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Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

In Nigeria, it is commonplace to find teachers, and parents, calling children with difficulties in attention”busy body”, “unserious child” or more demeaning words like “stupid”. If you have ever been in this circle, it will probably come as a shock to you that there is a mental health challenge called Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, ADHD …

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What Are The Effects of Bullying – Psychological, Physical, and Social

When it comes to bullying, the bully and the bullied are both affected. The pangs of bullying are inevitable and they can stay long-term, sometimes for a lifetime. Recent research shows that when an individual is being bullied they mostly do not report the bully cases. This can be attributed to the shame of being a …

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The New ‘Normal’: Into the Heart of Cyber Bullying

For many, the internet is a place of escape. It’s a place to rebuild oneself in the image we like. It’s a place where people can talk to anybody, anyhow they deem appropriate, without being held accountable.. The animosity of the internet gives people this confidence. With this new-found freedom, comes a new word – cyberbullying.  …

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Postpartum Depression

Usually, when we find ourselves talking about pregnancy-related challenges in Nigeria, postpartum depression (PPD for short) doesn’t top the list. Nonetheless, recent data have reported that depression is the most common postpartum complication. In simple terms, postpartum depression is a type of depression that occurs after childbirth. It is a mental health condition that affects …

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Your Own Worst Enemy: Self-Bullying

“I am my own critic”, “I criticize myself before others do”⁠⁠Does this sound like you? ⁠ It’s okay to be self-aware and try to make ourselves better, but when we find ourselves telling ourselves negative words or having thoughts that leave us feeling inferior, unloved, incompetent that is a problem called self-bullying. It may sound …

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Addiction – What You Need To Know

Let’s do basic research on addiction Ask someone close to you to describe a person struggling with addiction. They will usually give a stereotypical description of someone addicted to ‘hard’ drugs such as heroin or cocaine. When the word ‘Addiction’ is mentioned, our mind often scrambles down to drug abuse or the excessive use of …

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What To Know Before My First Therapy Session

What To Know Before My First Therapy Session

Wondering what you should know before your first session and how you should prepare? It is estimated that 1 in 4 persons are struggling, but a lot of people have never been to therapy, especially if you make that judgment with Nigeria in mind, particularly Lagos and Abuja.  First of all, if you are going …

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid – Self Care Plan

Nigeria can be considered ‘hot’ over the last few days as a result of the #endsars #endpolicebrutality protests. In states such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Edo, to mention a few, there have been records of loss of lives and properties. I don’t know about you, but it has been emotional, mentally and physically draining …

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