The Bearer Of Bad News Is Disliked, Here Is How You Deliver It

Giving bad news isn’t a fun activity, especially if you are giving it to someone you know. It’s an uncomfortable spot and it isn’t pleasant for the receiver. People are reluctant to give bad news (the MUM effect) and are eager to give good news. A series of 11 experiments provide evidence for a long-known …

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Use the Advantages of Technology to Sleep Better

A special team of experts from Disturbmenot is here to highlight how technology can promote a healthy sleep routine. They’ve also designed a rich infographic about some common sleep problems and how you can solve those problems using technology. We’ve all heard that the blue light from the screens affects our sleep in a bad …

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The Effect Of Social Media On Mental Health And Well-being

The mobile phone scrolling posture – Head down, finger on the mobile screen, and micro-expressions on the face – is an iconic human posture. That’s our social media posture. Is it iconic enough? Yes. 3.3 billion people use social media on their mobile phones (January 2019 stats). This brings us to a new field of …

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You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!

I am so stressed that relaxing makes me more stressed because I am not working on what's making me stressed

There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety. Let’s first look at the procrastination train of thought (at least that’s going somewhere, amirite?). People often think procrastination is about time management, laziness, or a weak will but …

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The Social Psychology Of Heavy Metal & Rock Music: Research On Metalheads

The psychology of heavy metal music

Picture this: A bunch of unique looking headbanging people listening to heavy music; entering a whirlpool of human collision in front of their favorite artist; raising their fists in the air; raising the devil’s horns \m/. What is that all about? Who are they? These are the metalheads. What is their psychology? We are going …

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Code switching: Why people mix 2 languages together while speaking

Code switching and code mixing is similar to how rail tracks cross over

When people mix two languages while speaking, we say that they are code switching. You can call each language a code. Depending on what one is talking about, code switching could be a very intuitive and normal aspect of talking. This can only happen if you know two or more language codes – complete languages, dialects, …

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How to Increase Productivity? The Ultimate Psychological Guide

The ultimate guide on how to get better at work and increase productivity

You know, people have been giving productivity advice for ages. People have published so many books which outline tips on how to increase productivity. This article is going to take a different approach. I am going to show you how to be productive using psychological insights. Not copying the habits of Bill Gates or Steve …

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Impulse control disorders: Many itches to scratch and blackheads to pop

Humans like to think they are in control. This includes the ability to control impulses and urges. But, some people have difficulty controlling their impulses and can’t resist the urge to do something harmful. These people are said to suffer from a psychological disorder known as Impulse control disorder. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are common …

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7 Effective Ways To Fall Asleep Faster And Improve The Quality Of Sleep

how to sleep faster: 7 effective ways to fall asleep faster

1 in 3 adults is sleep deprived. That’s what the Center for disease control (CDC) said back in 2016. I can only imagine it getting worse today. This article will show you how to fall asleep when you can’t, and we’ll discuss a few healthy sleeping habits to improve the quality of your sleep. We …

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A Guide On How To Give Feedback (A precise formula + examples of constructive feedback)

How to give good feedback

Have you ever wished that your manager/boss knows how to give feedback? I’m talking about the exact sentences and the content of the feedback your boss gives. Haven’t you open-mindedly thought – if only you tell me what exactly you want me to do, I’ll do it. What you’ve craved for is constructive feedback. We all …

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The problems with popular psychology: Psychology Myths

Problems with the MBTI and other pop psychology

Today, I will discuss some of the main problems of popular psychology. These are related to mass awareness of certain concepts and data. Because we have access to so much psychology, a lot of trash is generated. Psychology is a science. However, people seem to corrupt the scientific endeavor and turn it into quackery. Take, …

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15 things to NOT say to depressed people… and why you shouldn’t say them

What Not to say to depressed people (examples)

Lots of people around us could be depressed or suicidal. We often never know because there is a communication barrier. It’s not easy figuring out what to say when someone tells you about their depression and thoughts of ending their life. Thinking of the right things to say to someone who is depressed or suicidal …

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