Famous Headlines of the Nineteenth Century

Introduction Way before the internet, most people had to rely on newspapers for information on world events. The format is usually simple: an attention-grabbing headline, an introduction and then a detailed explanation of the story. The 19th century was the…
Famous Cognitive Psychology Experiments

Introduction Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as language, memory and perception. It is useful in examining why people (or animals) do what they do and how they attempt to justify their actions. There have been hundreds…
Famous Werewolf Names in Movies

Introduction Werewolves have been as popular throughout myth as vampires yet despite a number of superb films, do not seem to have experienced the continued popularity as the undead bloodsuckers or even as popular as zombies are now. Cursed by…
Famous Binge Eaters

Introduction Binge Eating, like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, is a common mental health disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with food. Often indicative of some other deep-seated issue, it is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; a sufferer will…
Famous Conspiracy Theories

Introduction Conspiracy theories can take many forms, though some psychologists believe they all have the same origin ‘ a search for meaning, compounded by psychological phenomena such as ‘confirmation bias’. Once you start seeing evidence, you see it everywhere and…
Famous Examples of Unrequited Love

Introduction Unrequited love – put simply – is when one person has romantic feelings for another person and those feelings are not reciprocated. Most of us will have experienced those feelings at least once in our lives. It can be…
Famous People with Cystic Fibrosis Disease

Introduction Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder affecting the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. The most serious symptom that sufferers will exhibit is difficulty breathing. Abnormal levels of sodium and chloride transported around the body means they also secrete a…
Famous Examples of Understatement in Poetry

Introduction ‘Understatement’ is the antonym of ‘hyperbole’. Often used for irony to downplay a catastrophe, sometimes they come across as amusing. Witness The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail having his arm chopped off and dismissing it…
Famous Cylindrical Buildings

Introduction Buildings come in all shapes and sizes and with modern building designers attempting all sorts of ground-breaking designs. Most recently, The Shard in London has divided critics about what modern buildings should be like and whether such modern designs…
Famous Civil Rights Leaders

Introduction At some point in history, oppressed groups have sought equality: slaves, women, ethnic and religious minorities who have had legislation passed to keep them as second class citizens have all eventually stood up to the unfair laws that kept…