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?

How are habits formed?

How Are Habits Formed? The Psychology of Habit Formation

In his essay Of Habit, the French philosopher Ravaisson (1838/2008) describes habits as familiar yet mysterious. Actions that are repeated over time gradually became habits, [...]

Sleep habits

Sleep Hygiene Tips: 6 Worksheets for a Healthy Night’s Rest

2:57 a.m. Another five minutes have passed, and I am still awake. Morning looms. A third of adults in developed countries fail to get the [...]

Artificial Intelligence in Psychology

Artificial Intelligence in Psychology: 9 Examples & Apps

Artificial intelligence’s (AI) successful relationship with psychology has not just appeared; it has been evolving for decades. Joseph Weizenbaum from MIT developed the first chatbot, [...]

Biofeedback Therapy

Your Ultimate Biofeedback Therapy Toolkit

Life changes, while often vital to our wellbeing, can be a leap of faith. We try to become confident and less stressed, more assertive, and [...]

Somatic experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Therapy: 10 Best Exercises & Examples

While events like natural disasters, wars, or accidents can be considered traumatic by most people, other events may be traumatic due to people’s subjective experience. [...]

Psychology Theories

Exploring the Mind–Body Connection Through Research

The debate about the mind–body connection has been around for millennia. From ancient philosophers and religions to modern science, there have been different views on [...]

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development Explained

In 1623, William Shakespeare wrote, “one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages,” from screaming infant to the finality of [...]

What Is Emotional Health? (+ 11 Activities & Examples)

The subjective, human experience of emotions comprises a wide, colorful continuum of feelings. The journey begins the day we are born and continues until the [...]

self-reflection questions

72 Mental Health Questions for Counselors and Patients

What does “mental health” mean to you? Is it the same as happiness? Or is it simply the absence of mental illness? Whether you are [...]

Mental Health Benefits

The Benefits of Mental Health According to Science

Attempts by policymakers and mental health professionals to reduce mental illness have not always been entirely successful. Instead, promoting and protecting mental health may be [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)