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Researchers studying the Flynn effect have found that scores on IQ tests have actually increased over time.
When we face overwhelming stress, disconnecting can be a coping skill.
«Dissociation happens because the person is engaged in an automatic activity and is not paying attention to his or her immediate environment.»
Is therapy's goal subjective happiness, objective well-being, or meaningfulness?
This article discusses self-actualization, where self-actualization research stands today, and why self-actualization is important.
There are no quick fixes for low self-esteem: There’s no profound insight your therapist can give you that will suddenly improve your self-esteem There’s no secret mantra that will unlock your inner…
«If you spend your entire childhood learning that you’re not good enough or not lovable, that’s not something that’s going to change overnight.»
If you struggle with chronic anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence, one of the hidden drivers could be a habit of reassurance seeking...
«surprise is an emotional amplifier: take any difficult emotion, add surprise, and the emotional intensity becomes much greater.»
Understanding and changing the environment in which habits form is a critical step when it comes to breaking unwanted behaviors and forming healthy ones.
«Another path to habit change involves friction: in other words, making it difficult to act on undesirable habits and easy to act on desirable ones.»
Admitting wrongdoing isn’t a failure, it’s an opportunity.
«Fetterman’s research shows admitting wrongness actually improves our reputation. By owning up to our errors, others see us as friendlier and more agreeable.»
Self-compassion techniques aren’t self-indulgent – they’ll tame your inner critic while helping you change for the better
«So I dedicated 10 minutes to sit down and reflect on the same questions I ask my clients to help them clarify their values. These were my answers:»
When your mind is wandering, your brain’s “default mode” network is active. Its discovery 20 years ago inspired a raft of research into networks of brain regions and how they interact with each other.
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The Pacific Crest Trail is renowned as one of the most arduous—and sometimes dangerous—hiking trails in America. Every summer, thousands of intrepid walkers set off on the trail, beginning in spring…
We can all be inconsistent. Philosophy illuminates a bigger puzzle: how do we hold contradictory beliefs at the same time?
Why stress management is bad advice and why you should focus on managing your stressors instead
«you’re trying to address the effect without correcting the underlying cause. In medical terms, you’re treating the symptoms without addressing the pathology. In psychological terms, you’re managing your stress but avoiding managing your stressors.»
Welcome to the realm of harsh truths, where I, Mark Manson, will make you question everything you've ever believed in.
«Next time you’re absolutely sure about something, take a step back and ask yourself if it’s something you’ll be embarrassed about in a decade.»
To understand the self, let's embark on a journey of brain-melting ideas that'll leave you questioning your very existence.
The key is to understand the difference between habits, routines, and rituals, and to design a life where your daily actions allow you to play with the entire spectrum of consciousness.
«most good habits don’t start as habits. They start as routines. The main difference between habits and routines is how aware and intentional you are.»
If you're struggling in life, it might be because your answers to "What do I want to be?" and "What do I enjoy?" aren't the same.
«What are you doing in your life that you don’t actually love, but you’re doing it because of the image it projects or the persona it creates?»
There are eight main stages of life. And we grow (or not) depending on our ability to overcome the "crises" that these stages bring.
«Erikson believed people could face the above conflicts at different points in their life, not just in the age range he identified.»
There is no free lunch when it comes to tricky decisions; you have to do the thinking.
«Albert Einstein once noted that “intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.”»
Want more health and happiness in the year ahead – without having to work too hard? Here are tried and tested tweaks that can lead to big improvements
«Walking outdoors every day. I find it hugely beneficial for my mental and physical health, which has had a domino effect on my whole life.»
Narcissism is way more complex and, quite frankly, way more annoying than we think it is.
«The past decade or two has seen a very public debate about the possibility of a narcissism “epidemic” in our current culture, especially among young people.»
The discipline today finds itself precariously balanced between incomprehensible specialisation and cheap self-help
«Many people buy books that supply the illusion of thinking»
A new way to think about brainpower.
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