Category Archives: Personality Psychology

Does Brain Training Work or is it a Waste of Time? This is What Research Shows

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Brain training is a hot topic. It’s a million-dollar business and its popularity is still increasing. We have been interested in increasing people’s intelligence since the study of intelligence, but computerized brain training is a relatively new invention. Continue reading

Does Your Pursuit of Self-Esteem Damage You?

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We tend to define ourselves and our self-worth in terms of our accomplishments.

How do we increase our self-esteem, and how do raise children with high self-esteem? Many self-help books try to answer questions like these. So, the pursuit of self-esteem is a central preoccupation in our modern culture.  Continue reading

Wear the Right Clothes and Make the Right Impressions on Others: Dress to Impress

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Be aware of the impressions you make on others.

Whether you like it or not: the clothes you wear makes a particular impression on others. Even subtle appearance cues lead others to judge our personality, status and more. I’ve come across a number of studies that prove this fact, and as always, I share the findings with you. Continue reading

Study: Choosing Products With Attractive Designs Affirms People’s Self-Image

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Many, if not most, people appreciate luxury or attractive products. A study shows why this might be so.

People strive for consistency in beliefs and behaviors as they have a basic desire to affirm their self-image. Studies have shown that people choose products that are congruent with their self-image: Continue reading

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

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Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

What does it mean to fall in love? 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

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5 Classic Self-Discovery Quotes

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3 Reasons Little Achievements Matter

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Success is the acknowledgement of daily efforts.

It is the little achievements day in and day out that build up our capacity to be successful. This is why little achievements matter. In this sense, little achievements are what define us, and success is just the acknowledgement of our daily efforts. Continue reading