Avoidant personality disorder is especially prevalent in people with anxiety disorders, social anxiety in particular.
Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is in the newest American diagnostic manual (DSM-5) characterized by impairments in two domains of personality functioning: self and interpersonal functioning. Continue reading →
Self-compassion involves acknowledging that suffering and failure are a part of the human condition, and that all people are worthy of compassion. The concept of self-compassion has its roots in Eastern Buddhist philosophy. Continue reading →
New experimental research by Kouchaki & Smith (2014), published in Psychological Science in January, shows that people are more likely to act ethically and to overcome temptation in the morning than later in the day. The authors refer to it as the morning morality effect. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered whether you have a strong self-efficacy belief or not? Or perhaps you are curious about how people develop their self-efficacy beliefs? This post describes the theory of self-efficacy, the research surrounding it, and four ways in which people develop self-efficacy beliefs.
The belief that one can exert control over stressful events has long been known to help people cope with stress (Taylor, 2012). People like to have control over their lives, and people who have a sense of personal control seem to be better off than those who haven’t.