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Body & Brain

Positive psychology articles related to the human body and brain. Which positive psychology theories and interventions can help us to improve physical and mental well-being?

Treating Phobias With Positive Psychology: 15 Approaches

Phobophobia is a fear of phobias. That is just one in our list of 107 phobias. Clearly a person suffering from phobophobia has a lot [...]

Episodic memory

How to Fuel Positive Change by Leveraging Episodic Memory

Some researchers believe that our memory didn’t evolve for us to only remember but to imagine all that might be (Young, 2019). Episodic memory is [...]

Theory of mind

Theory of Mind: How We Learn to Understand Each Other

As psychologists, coaches, therapists, and humans, we spend a great deal of our time focused on what we and our clients are feeling and thinking. [...]

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep: 7 Secrets for Better Wellbeing

Sleep is at once highly familiar—we all do it—and deeply mysterious; among those studying the science of sleep, there is no consensus on why it [...]

Sleep deprivation

The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deprivation & Its Consequences

In the short term, a lack of sleep can leave us stressed and grumpy, unwilling, or unable to take on what is needed or expected [...]

Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm: The Science Behind Your Internal Clock

Circadian rhythms are the daily cycles of our bodily processes, such as sleep, appetite, and alertness. In a sense, we all know about them because [...]

Health Belief Model

What Is the Health Belief Model? An Updated Look

Early detection through regular screening is key to preventing and treating many diseases. Despite this fact, participation in screening tends to be low. In Australia, [...]

Pain Management

Positive Pain Management: How to Better Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition that causes widespread, constant pain and distress and fills both sufferers and the healthcare professionals who treat them with dread. [...]

Thought stopping techniques

18 Effective Thought-Stopping Techniques (& 10 PDFs)

From time to time, we all experience intrusive, unwanted thoughts in our stream of consciousness (Shackelford & Zeigler-Hill, 2020). While many are frivolous, such as [...]

Biopsychosocial model

Biopsychosocial Model in Action: 12 Tips & Resources

Humans are complex creatures. We are made up of more than skin and bones. We are more than just a “computer” mind that processes information. [...]

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