Category Archives: Psychology

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

Moderate Levels of Stress Enhance Learning, While High Levels of Stress Impair Learning

Stress does not always block learning.

A number of studies have examined how stress affects learning and memory, but the literature has shown mixed results.
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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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5 Classic Self-Discovery Quotes

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This Month’s 10 Most Popular Psychology Articles (May’14)

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Why Should I Forgive? Forgiveness Helps You Forget and Move On

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Why should you forgive someone for being unfair? In fact, research shows that forgiveness can enhance psychological well-being, physiological health, and spiritual well-being Continue reading

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

A DSM-5 Definition of Avoidant Personality Disorder

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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