Alejandra is a clinical and health psychologist. She is a child specialist with a diploma in evaluation and intervention in autism. She has worked in different schools with young children and private practice for over 6 years. She is interested in early childhood intervention, emotional intelligence, and attachment styles. As a brain and human behavior enthusiast, she is more than happy to answer your questions and share her experience.
benefits of crying

Benefits of crying: Why do we cry? Discover 9 psychological benefits

 

  Benefits of crying. Why do we cry? Is crying unhealthy for you? We cry for joy, for emotion, for love, for sadness, for pain, for anger, […]

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How to overcome acute stress

Acute Stress: Are You Controlled By Your Nerves?

 

  We face stressful situations in our day-to-day that cause behavioral and emotional problems. These problems caused by stress usually go away on their own, […]

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Associative Learning

Associative Learning: Learning from association or relating several things

 

  How do punishments and rewards affect us? Have you ever wondered how we learn that something is dangerous or beneficial to us? What is […]

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social psychology

Social Psychology: Interaction Between Psychology and Society

 

  What is social psychology? What are its practical applications? Who are its main authors? What topics do social psychologists study? In this article, we […]

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Psychotic Episode

Psychotic Episode: What is it, causes, awareness and more

 

  A psychotic episode is an incident in which reality judgment is severely affected. It not only appears in the course of a serious illness, […]

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Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

 

  The term dementia is familiar to everyone, however, what is Vascular Dementia? Throughout this article will explain what is this type of dementia, its […]

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Emotional Intelligence Test

Emotional Intelligence Test: 24 questions to measure your EI

 

  Emotional Intelligence Test. “Your IQ affects only 20% of your work and professional success, but emotional intelligence affects an 80%” Do you dare to […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: What is it, interpretation models and controversies.

 

  Emotional Intelligence. Mark and John had a fight with their boss. When each of them got to their homes, Mark started yelling at his […]

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Korsakoff Syndrome: inventing memories to compensate forgetfulness

 

  Korsakoff syndrome is a memory problem that is usually due to alcohol abuse or overly restrictive diets that lead to vitamin deficiency. Find out […]

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Hippocampus

Hippocampus: the orchestra director in the deepest part of our brain

 

  Hippocampus. Have you ever gone blank and forgotten what you were going to say? Our brain is full of important data and information that […]

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Acrophobia

Acrophobia: What is it, symptoms and how to get over it?

 

  Acrophobia. Are you afraid of heights? Do you feel unable to observe a landscape from the top of a mountain? Are you horrified when […]

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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability: Everything you need to know to understand it

 

  In this article we address in depth what is the intellectual disability: symptoms and diagnostic criteria, types of intellectual disability and its characteristics, causes […]

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Brain Facts: Learn some curious and fascinating facts about the brain!

 

  Brain facts. Our brain is exciting, it is the result of millions of years of evolution and although it is still an enigma, we […]

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Art Therapy

Art therapy: Everything you need to know about this marvelous therapy

 

  What is art therapy? How can is something like art become a tool to help you through depression, anxiety, and even dyslexia? Find out […]

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What is MSG

What is MSG: Everything you need to know about this flavor enhancer

 

    What is MSG and what is it used for? What is the relationship between MSG and the fifth flavor or umami? Should we avoid […]

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Effective communication skills

Effective communication skills: What are they and how to improve them?

 

  Have you ever wanted to communicate better? Do you feel insecure when speaking in public? Is it hard for you to write? Do you […]

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12 pairs of cranial nerves

12 pairs of cranial nerves: What are they and what are their functions?

 

  12 pairs of cranial nerves enable us to perform our daily routine in a comfortable and efficient way, as they take part of the […]

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low self-esteem

Low self-esteem: Causes, consequences and tests – What can I do?

 

  Learning to say “I love myself” is much harder than it seems. Test yourself. Through this article, we will explain the keys to developing […]

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Effects of alcohol on the brain: Everything you need to know in this guide

 

  Effects of alcohol on the brain. Several studies confirm the relationship between alcohol abuse and cognitive impairment. Binge drinking can have serious consequences for […]

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Nervous System

Nervous System: what is it, functions, areas and diseases

 

  Have you ever stopped to think about how the Nervous System works? How is your body organized? How does it really work? What structures […]

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Self-Control

Self-control: Learn what it is and how to handle it to succeed

 

  Do you feel that your lack of self-control prevents you from achieving your goals? Do you feel that you can’t handle your anxiety or […]

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Hypersexuality

Hypersexuality: A complete guide to nymphomania and satyriasis

 

  A complete guide to hypersexuality and sex addiction in men (satyriasis), women (nymphomania) and children. Discover what is hypersexuality disorder, symptoms, causes and consequences. […]

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Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens: Severe consequence of alcoholism

 

  Delirium tremens is a withdrawal disorder that happens in alcoholic people as a result of an interruption in alcohol consumption. It happens to 5% […]

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Broca-Aphasie

Broca’s Aphasia: diagnosis, causes and rehabilitation

 

  Aphasia is a neurological disorder that implies a loss of communicative skills, meaning you can lose expressive and comprehension of the language. Depending on […]

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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology: A complete guide to all your questions

 

  We clarify all the questions you may have about neuropsychology: What it is, what does it study, neuropsychologist’s role and patients, what cognitive tests […]

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Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy: Everything you need to know

 

  Neurofeedback: What is it? What is it based on? What is it for? In recent years, more professionals and centers have started to offer […]

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Cognitive Processes

Cognitive processes: What are they? Can they improve?

 

  Detecting changes around us, remembering a shopping list, deciding what apartment to rent, helping a friend with a problem… What do all these situations […]

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What is Aphasia

What is aphasia? Useful guide to fight lack of communication

 

  What is Aphasia? A complete guide to Aphasia: What is it, what types are there and their classification, causes, clinical cases, evaluation, treatment and […]

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Frontal Lobe

Frontal Lobe: Areas, functions and disorders related to it

 

  The brain is divided into four lobes, differentiated by their location and functions. In this article, we are going to focus on one of the […]

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Mirror neurons

Mirror neurons: The most powerful learning tool

 

  Mirror neurons. Imitation has always been a powerful learning tool. The human brain is enabled with different mechanisms that allow us to imitate actions. […]

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Maslow's pyramid

Maslow’s Pyramid: what is it, what are its levels, how can we apply it, does it only have advantages?

 

  Our needs move us to overcome every challenge that is thrown our way daily. What is Maslow’s pyramid? What is it for? What are […]

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teacher burnout

Teacher burnout: What is it and what consequences does it have on students?

 

  Stress and unmotivated teachers are becoming a common issue among faculty. Low self-esteem, work overload, emotional exhaustion and difficulties in dealing with disruptive, uninterested, rebellious […]

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impulsive behavior

Impulsive Behavior: What is it, what are its symptoms, causes and can it be diagnosed?

 

  “I had to buy it!…” “I just couldn’t resist!” “I don’t regret anything I said!” These are common expressions we hear every day and […]

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Psychopathy

Psychopathy: A useful guide to everything you need to know

 

  What does psychopathy mean? What are the signs and symptoms? What relationship does it have with personality? What are the causes? Is there a […]

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Echolalia

What is Echolalia?: Its Purpose and What It Means

 

  Echolalia is a natural part of language acquisition. “It’s a beautiful day!” said the mother, to which the child echoed “It’s a beautiful day!” […]

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Dissociative Identity disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Myth or Reality?

 

  Have you ever listened to a conversation of a person with multiple personalities? Does Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ring a bell? Surely you […]

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Attachment styles

Attachment styles: How to appropriately connect with others?

 

  How many attachment styles are there, how are they developed, what consequences do they have in adulthood, why is it important to build an […]

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self-appraisal

Self-appraisal: apply this method to improve your performance.

 

  What is self-appraisal? What is it for? What are its advantages and disadvantages? In this article, we will answer these questions and more. Also, […]

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Overcoming procrastination

Overcoming procrastination: Are you a procrastinator? 20 tips to stop postponing your tasks

 

  Can’t stop postponing important projects or delaying tasks? In this article we explain what is procrastination, causes, consequences, advantages and disadvantages and overcoming procrastination. […]

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Гипоталамус

Hypothalamus: the importance of hormones in the brain

 

  What is the hypothalamus? Let’s start by painting a picture: Your stomach starts churning. It’s been hours since you last ate and you can […]

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anxiety-symptoms

12 Anxiety Symptoms: Fear sharpens the senses while anxiety paralyzes them

 

  Anxiety Symptoms. “I’m worried all day excessively about anything that happens to me”, “I feel agitated and nervous and at night I have a […]

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What are the best toys for children with autism?

Learn by Playing: The Best Toys For Autistic Children

 

  “Play is the work of childhood”– Jean Piaget.For children playing is an essential part of life. It’s a crucial part of their development since […]

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