Are You Mind Full or Mindful?

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We are often mind full instead of mindful. Good news is we can increase our present-centered awareness and become more mindful.

Thoughts are just products of our minds. They are a part of ourselves, but they do not define us. Our thoughts influence our behavior, but they do not control it. This idea is central to mindfulness. 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

4 Reasons Why Some People Are Afraid of Happiness (Why Happiness Isn’t an Universal Ideal)

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What does happiness mean to you?

Most people want to be happy, and personal happiness is considered to be one of the most important values in life in contemporary Western cultures. However, some people are afraid of happiness. Why isn’t happiness an universal ideal? 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

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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