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

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

Three Principles to Help You Develop Self-Compassion

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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