Category Archives: Behaviors

20 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Running

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I like to believe that my running “career” has made me a better person. Until now, I have run five marathons (42,2 k), completed a half Ironman, and I have run so many half-marathons that I no longer count the numbers. I have run on a regular basis, typically longer distances, since I was a 15-year old boy. Continue reading

How Do People Deal With Too Many Options? (A Look at The Choice Overload Hypothesis)

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It can be difficult to make a choice, especially when there are many options.

We face many options each day and we make many choices, but how effectively do we deal with all these options? On one side, psychologists stress the importance of having many options to choose from as it is associated with a number of positive aspects of human functioning Continue reading

Why Positive Self-Talk is Essential in Sports

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Positive self-talk helps athletes overcome hard times and increase their performance.

Self-talk, or internal dialogue, is when people talk to themselves in either a positive or negative manner, e.g. “I can do it” or “I can’t do it”. Evidence shows that positive self-talk has a moderate positive effect on sport task performance Continue reading

The Psychology of Music: Why We Listen to Music and How It Affects The Mind

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Music is found in most cultures in the world, and that is not without a reason.

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Most People Care About Animals So How Can They Eat Them?

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Most people care about animals, but they also eat them. How can we eat something that we care about? How do people avoid this paradox? Continue reading

What is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Study: Dishonesty May Actually Lead to Greater Creativity

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The Beauty of Sleep (Quote)

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“Do but consider what an excellent thing sleep is; it is so inestimable a jewel that, if a tyrant would give his crown for an hour’s slumber, it cannot be bought; of so beautiful a shape is it Continue reading