Why Stories of Change Inspire

Inspirational stories are told and heard often in places like self-help groups. Their purpose is to inspire change for others who are in the same situation. The reasons why these stories are inspiring are explored in a recent paper.

Aug 24

Categories: Other

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How to Help a Friend in Crisis

We often find ourselves at a loss of what to do or say when a friend is going through a difficult period in their life. Here are seven methods, backed up by research, to support them in the most effective way.

Aug 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Keeping Secrets is Bad for You - Here’s Why

A recent study suggests that people are stressed when keeping a secret because they keep thinking about the secret, not because of the act of secret-keeping.

Aug 4

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Happiness, Other

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5 Stages to Changing Behaviour

Most of us have a behaviour we would like to change. This could be exercise and diet-related or simply wanting to be more organised. Some of us may be able to change our behaviour in the short term, but fail to maintain the new behaviour for the ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other, Smoking Cessation

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How Does The Brain Turn Unconscious Information Into Conscious ...

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what happens during it? New research investigates.

Jul 28

Categories: Other

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A Face Fit for the Job

Whether be it a law firm or mafia mob, every organisation has a boss. The boss is usually a person who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top. But do some leaders rise more easily than others because of their facial appearance?

Jul 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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Introverts use more concrete language than extraverts

Do you know that the use of language can reveal information about your personality type?

May 23

Categories: Other

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Body Language - Five Things You Need to Know

Body language is a means of non-verbal communication that we all use. However, many of us barely understand it. The good news is, we can become better at reading it.

May 9

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other

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How to Combat Impulse Shopping

Impulse shopping is not new to most of us, and might even be considered a problematic, nasty habit by some of us. Here’s an unexpectedly useful strategy to help you cope with this.

May 2

Categories: Control Issues, Other

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The Value of Homework Post-Therapy

Does homework post-psychotherapy increase its effectiveness? Or is the quality of the session more important? Here’s what some studies have found.

Apr 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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Abstract Temptations Are Easier to Avoid Than Specific Ones

Research shows that specific temptations are harder to avoid than abstract ones, because specific descriptions are more appealing than abstract ones.

Apr 17

Categories: Control Issues, Other

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How Body Language Helps Difficult Conversations

During difficult conversations, it is not only the words that matter, but our non-verbal actions too.

Apr 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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How Table Sizes are Related to How Much We Eat

This may come as a surprise, but the size of our tables heavily influences our caloric intake.

Apr 7

Categories: Other

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The Psychology of Effective Protest

It may seem like protests should aim to attract as much attention from outsiders as possible, as this is likely to persuade them to follow and thus support their cause. However, certain new findings reflect the complete opposite: in fact, it is the ...

Mar 3

Categories: Identity Problems, Other

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Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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