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Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

A lot of people have been very angry about many things lately, both in the real world and online. This is actually nothing unusual. But what is it that makes people so worked up over things which others would find relatively trivial?<p>You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply …

Psychology - Basic Principles, Concepts, and More

Psychology is a source of fascination for many people, and for good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people …

Psychology

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

What Is Cognitive Dissonance? Theory and Examples

People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of your beliefs conflicts with another previously held …

Real Monsters, Psychological Conditions Illustrated as Monsters

Illustrator Toby Allen has created “Real Monsters,” a series of illustrations depicting psychological conditions as monsters.<p>The artwork is not at …

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How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the 'Two-Minute Rule'

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.<p>I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that …

Restoring Balance Through Mindful Eating

Women contend with societal pressures that men simply do not. To say that women are judged by their appearance profoundly understates the case. While both genders are subjected to weight bias, women's plight in this regard is far more intense than men's.<p>Yet, we women do this to ourselves. Numerous …

5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.<p>Stress is a thought. That's it. No more, no less. If that's true, then we have complete control over stress, because it's not something that happens <i>to us</i> but something that happens <i>in us</i>.<p>The …

Is Your Stress Response Stuck in the 'On' Position?

Most of us live in a world with so much comfort compared to our ancestors.<p>Want that double latte with 2 percent milk? Skim? How about almond milk? Maybe soy?<p>Can't remember who was the 16th president of the United States? Don't waste time trying to jog your memory or discuss with friends. You can …

10 incredible TED talks that will make you more productive | A Life of Productivity

<b>As an experiment, last week I watched 70 hours of TED talks</b>; short, 18-minute talks given by leaders in the fields of <b>T</b>echnology, <b>E</b>ntertainment, and …

Are we in control of our decisions? | Dan Ariely

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Last week I watched 70 hours of TED talks. Here's everything I learned! | A Life of Productivity

<b>Last week I watched as many TED talks as humanly possible</b> (296, in my case), to explore the effects of overloading my mind with information while …

Alexa von Tobel: 4 TEDTalks That Impart True Insight

As founder and CEO of personal finance site LearnVest, Alexa von Tobel is teaching people new things everyday. She knows that the best TEDTalks are …

Eleanor Longden's TEDTalk: "The Voices In My Head"

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Damage is not destiny. That is Eleanor Longden's lived experience and the message delivered in her warm, poignant and illuminating TED talk.<p>She casts a striking figure, statuesque in the …

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …