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The Quick Guide to Assertiveness: Become Direct, Firm, and Positive

How to Be More Assertive At Work: 5 Tips to Increase Your Assertiveness

Assertiveness is a type of behavior which is used to express one’s needs in a healthy, prosocial manner. Being assertive can be beneficial in a variety of social settings, although there can also be consequences to being excessively assertive. While some people are naturally more assertive than others, you can […]

Cognitive Distortions: When Your Brain Lies to You (+ PDF Worksheets)

Cognitive Distortions: When Your Brain Lies to You

We tend to trust what goes on in our brains. After all, if you can’t trust your own brain, what can you trust? Generally, this is a good thing—our brain has been wired to alert us to danger, attract us to potential mates, and find solutions to the problems we […]

Abraham Maslow, His Theory & Contribution to Psychology

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Abraham Maslow is one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His biggest contributions to psychology were his contributions to humanistic psychology as well as his development of the hierarchy of needs. Maslow’s career in psychology greatly predated the modern positive psychology movement, but it might not look […]

What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

Imagine this scenario: You work at a company that produces widgets. You're at an important business meeting, and you're there to discuss some problems your company is having with its production. At the meeting, you explain what's causing the problems: The widget-producing machine your company uses is getting old and […]

The Psychology of Eye Contact Experiments [+Personal Experience]

The International Eye Contact Experiment: September 23, 2017

We are soft-wired to feel other people’s emotions just by looking at them. Without any words, we feel their joy, fear or anger. Responsible for this connection are brain cells called mirror neurons. But with many social interactions taking part online, where have real connections gone?   The Self-Experiment I […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September, 2017

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

This is how you can save a life Note; this article contains references to suicide which some people may find confronting. If affected please call the lifeline or helpline in your capital city. September the 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is organized by the World Health Organisation […]

Mindfulness X: Training Template for Practitioners

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Mindfulness has been proven very helpful for many people. The combination of psychology and the practice behind mindfulness appears to be the perfect approach to help people better understand how the mind works and how to put insights into practice to create a more balanced life.   Do you want […]

7 Ways to Improve Communication in Relationships

7 Ways to Improve Communication

We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy—good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction. But what does a healthy conversation look like? How can you avoid over-communicating? And how can you improve communication in a romantic relationship? Read on for a summary […]