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Optimism & Mindset

Articles about the effects of optimism, how to foster optimism and bring more positive emotions in your life as well as the growth mindset to adopt.

Growth mindset kids

How to Nurture a Growth Mindset in Kids: 8 Best Activities

Success. Abundance. Prosperity. Intelligence. Talent. Skill. These are all potential products of a growth mindset. Why is it important to foster this mindset in children? [...]

Overcome perfectionism

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 15 Worksheets & Resources

While difficult to define, perfectionism can drive impossibly high standards and have dangerous consequences. Maintaining that flawless veneer can put your mental and physical wellbeing [...]

Growth Mindset

18 Best Growth Mindset Activities, Worksheets, and Questions

Many of us are aware of the importance of adopting a growth mindset and perhaps even believe we have done so already. But do we [...]

Perfectionism

What Is Perfectionism According to Psychology? 7 Examples

At one time or another, haven’t we all sought perfection? A perfect score on a test, a flawless presentation, or the ultimate date. While aiming [...]

Unconditional Positive Regard Worksheets

Unconditional Positive Regard: 17 Worksheets, Tools, & Activities

Unconditional positive regard describes an essential attitude that person-centered therapists adopt toward their clients, promoting growth and personal change (Wilkins, 2000). As mental health professionals, [...]

Psychology of Procrastination

Psychology of Procrastination: 10 Worksheets & Games (PDF)

Procrastination is an interesting concept in our culture. Perceptions of procrastination range from being the topic of jokes to being associated with mental illness (Svartdal, [...]

Internal External Locus of Control

Internal vs External Locus of Control: 7 Examples & Theories

How much control do we really have over our lives? Many psychological theories have attempted to answer this question. One such explanation is the locus [...]

Locus of control

Identifying the Locus of Control: Tests, Scales, & Questionnaires

How much we feel in control in each area of our lives predicts life satisfaction and even the likelihood of positive outcomes (Galvin, Randel, Collins, [...]

Pessimism vs optimism

Pessimism vs. Optimism: How Mindset Impacts Wellbeing

Life experiences are interpreted through our own internal filters. How we explain events to ourselves (i.e., explanatory style) is a key factor in how we [...]

Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity in Psychology: How to Avoid the Positivity Trap

“Just think happy thoughts!” “Don’t worry, be happy!” “Look on the bright side!” “It could be worse!” “Good vibes only!” Although well intentioned, these phrases [...]