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

Cognitive Dissonance: Why We Lie to Ourselves

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We “lie” to ourselves as we like our thoughts to be consonant.

The cognitive dissonance theory was coined by Leon Festinger (1957). Festinger suggests that our thoughts can show three relationships Continue reading

3 Principles to be More Self-Compassionate

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Feel more compassion for yourself and others.

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

4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Improves Well-Being

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Mindfulness training develops our ability to stay focused in the here and now.

This post describes four main components through which mindfulness meditation works. If you ever wondered why mindfulness is so effective in improving personal well-being, you might want to continue your reading. Continue reading

Even A Fish Can Learn (Aquarium Experiment of Classical Conditioning)

This short video shows how my aquarium fish learned to associate food with the sound of a feeder through classical conditioning. Continue reading

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