Social Psychology 💭

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. On this page, you will find articles on subjects I enjoy reading and searching about.

Why is group brainstorming not the best strategy

Many professionals and teachers believe brainstorming is the best way to create innovative solutions. But, nominal group thinking seems to show better results.

During your career and education, you might have been encouraged to work in groups to come up with new ideas. Many professionals and teachers believe brainstorming to be an effective way to create innovative solutions. The overall belief is that groups typically outperform individuals when solving difficult problems.  But, what if it wasn’t the case at all? What if there was...

How can Managers work with an Alexithymic Employee

How can Managers work with an Alexithymic Employee | Freelance Writer Journey

Employees and managers have to communicate regularly. It could be related to an on-going project, an annual review, a team meeting or a conversation at the coffee machine.  The challenge for many managers happens when they are faced with an employee who doesn’t display any emotion. That difficulty can lead to misunderstandings, confrontations, mistrust and poor judgements. ...

Alexithymia: [3 TIPS] To Regain the Ability to Name Your Emotions

Alexxithymia: having no words for emotions

I came across the word alexithymia while reading the book “Emotional Agility” by the Psychologist Susan David. Like me, you may have had or have alexithymia without knowing. Although it is a difficulty millions of people struggle with every day, there isn’t a clinical diagnosis for alexithymia. However, psychologists have been able to link it to a range of mental...