I’m not a big fan of people’s references to the authentic self, as if the person you are right now, is not you. It doesn’t matter how you feel about yourself, the person you are right now, is always authentically you. You might not like that person, but that person is still you.
For years I have been struggling to “better” myself, because I kept making the same mistakes over and over again. Why do I start out highly excited, but a week or two later I even forgot where I was going. It felt like I Continue reading
If you want to know how to treat your significant other, observe how they treat you.
Does this apply for all types of relationships? No it doesn’t. Continue reading
Are you a government agency and want to change people’s behaviour? Do you want to show shocking accident photos to scare people from drinking and driving or driving fast? Unfortunately this isn’t going to work. There are two strategies that people can follow when facing a negative event. The first is to reappraise the situation and the second is to disengage. A paper in the November, 2011 issue of Psychological Science by Gal Sheppes, Susanne Scheibe, Gaurav Suri, and James Gross explored the question: Which strategy do people use for a slightly negative vs. a highly negative situation. What they have found: Continue reading