Study: Your Generousity Creates More Generousity and Empathy in Others

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Human beings are social beings. The tendency to behave, talk and walk like others is what we call conformity, which has been documented in various studies. Continue reading

The Intuitive and Analytical Thinking Style: Which One is Yours?

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The human brain is sophisticated. It separates us from all other animals. It allows us to have abstract ideas and to solve complex problems. We are rational social beings, or are we? Continue reading

Analytical Thinkers are More Skeptical About Religious Ideas, Research Shows

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Four independent sets of studies show that there is a link between analytical thinking and religious disbelief. The results of the studies are described briefly in this post. Continue reading

Anger Impairs People’s Cognitive Scope, Study Shows

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The fact that anger can have adverse effects on behavior is evident. When people get angry, they behave in ways that they normally would not do. So, anger seems to impair or even block rational thinking. Continue reading

Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More Daily Happiness

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A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness (Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas, 2015). Continue reading

The Reasons Why People Maintain Negative Self-Evaluations

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Why would people maintain negative self-evaluations when they result in a great degree of distress? What purpose do negative self-evaluations have? Do they help us solve our problems, or do they help us in some other way? It seems not. Continue reading

The Three Most Basic Psychological Needs, and Why We Need to Satisfy Them

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Are you aware that psychological need satisfaction is crucial to your well-being, and that it should be one of your biggest priorities? This post will show you why. Continue reading

Don’t Fear Responsibility Because ‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’

responsibility When we hold others responsible, we expect something from, and in order to expect something from others, we must trust and believe in them. We have to believe that they are capable of doing what we expect. Continue reading