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What is the Yerkes-Dodson Law?

What is the Yerkes-Dodson law? We all have experienced jitters before an exam or before going to the stage for a recitation competition. Sometimes this little performance anxiety pushes us to be our best. Sometimes an overload of this anxiety could really paralyze our ability to perform. Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson (1908) …

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Why Do We Overthink?

It is human nature to think and feel deeply. However, sometimes, it can transform into an obsessive thinking pattern generally referred to as overthinking. Thinking about something continuously in circles, can get exhausting. Clinical psychologists even claim that people have pathological levels of overthinking and paranoia. Overthinking can take many forms: endlessly deliberating when making …

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