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Dawid Tysowski

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories have been with humanity since hunter-gatherer times. There are certain psychological personality traits that make some people more prone to believe them. What is the impact of conspiracy…

Why Is Friday the 13th So Unlucky?

Like many superstitious beliefs, the myth of Friday the 13th being unlucky has a multi-layered origin story. Its roots can be traced back to Christianly, Norse mythology, or the Knights…

5 Robots Revolutionising the Way We Live

Cutting-edge robots help humanity in dangerous or repetitive tasks, research, education, and entertainment. Some of the most advanced technologies in robotics can already be found on construction sites or in…

What You Need to Know About Trigger Words

In psychology, trigger words are phrases that prompt a certain reaction or remind us of a particular memory. Today, trigger words are widely used in online marketing, advertisements, and news…

The Illusion of Reality in “HyperNormalisation”

In 2016, the popular documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis released HyperNormalisation. In the contemporary, extremely complex society, we base our lives on illusions and lies. Though we know that they aren’t…

‘Factfulness’ in the Age of Misinformation

Nowadays, we’re barraged with information. Be it on the internet or on the streets, we’re surrounded by news and advertisements. Whenever you watch the news, you mostly hear about natural…