A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness (Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas, 2015). Continue reading
Why would people maintain negative self-evaluations when they result in a great degree of distress? What purpose do negative self-evaluations have? Do they help us solve our problems, or do they help us in some other way? It seems not. Continue reading
Posted in Cognitive Psychology, Mental Health, Personality Psychology, Self-esteem, Self-help, Well-being
Tagged cognitive experiential self-theory, confidence, mindfulness, self-acceptance, self-efficacy, self-evaluation, self-view
Is this girl angry or sad? It’s hard to tell.
Have you ever said to someone, “I know how you feel“? Well, I think most of us have at some point, but do we truly know how others feel, or is it just a saying that we use for better or worse? Continue reading
Vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and mental downtime.
The summer vacations have just ended for most people. So, you might wonder how long you benefit from the effects of your holiday? Ought we go on holidays to relieve work-related stress and to stay well? Continue reading
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