What is insight learning? (Definition and theory)

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Insight learning is a type of learning that happens suddenly, in the flash of a moment. It’s those “a-ha” moments, the light bulbs that people typically get long after they’ve abandoned a problem. It’s believed that insight learning has been behind many creative inventions, discoveries, and solutions throughout history. In this article, we’ll explore what’s …

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Why the power of thoughts gets exaggerated

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Countless books have been written on the power of thoughts to shape reality. Motivational speakers and spiritual gurus keep reminding people of the importance of thoughts, particularly positive thoughts. The idea is that if you think positive thoughts, positive things happen to you. And if you think negative thoughts, negative things happen to you. The …

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Signs from the universe or coincidence?

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You’ve probably come across one of those people who believe they receive signs from the universe. Maybe you’re one of them. I certainly have thought this way in the past. You know, you’re working on a difficult task and you face an obstacle. Then you tell yourself it’s a sign from the universe that you …

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Low self-esteem (Characteristics, causes, & effects)

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Self-esteem is one of those topics that gets mentioned a lot. Everyone who uses the term has some idea of what it means. However, if you ask them to elaborate on it, they flail and hesitate, giving you the “it-is-what-it-is” look. Truth is, there are some misconceptions about self-esteem out there. Low self-esteem, in particular, …

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What does actual love actually mean?

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When someone goes through a breakup, it’s common for others to say: “He probably wasn’t the one for you, anyway.”“She didn’t really love you.”“It wasn’t actual love, just infatuation.” All this doesn’t just come from others. A person’s own mind can do this too. Sam was in a relationship with Sara for three years. Everything …

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Why betrayal of friends hurts so much

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When we think of betrayal, we often think of betrayal in romantic relationships and marriages. While such betrayals are obviously very damaging to the victim, the betrayal of friends can be damaging as well. Yet, people don’t talk about it that often. In this article, we’ll discuss the phenomenon of friendship betrayal. Focusing on the …

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Why intrapersonal intelligence matters

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Why is it that some people can learn from their experiences, change, and become better individuals while others cannot? I’m sure many people you meet are essentially the same person they were a few years ago. They still think the same thoughts, have the same habits, responses, and reactions. But why? It’s probably because they …

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Enmeshment: Definition, causes, & effects


Enmeshment is a family pattern in which there are no psychological boundaries between the family members. Hence, the family members seem psychologically fused together or enmeshed. The enmeshed family members seem to have no separate identities. Instead, identify with each other and seem to live each other’s lives. The enmeshed family members are overly involved …

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Metacommunication: Definition, examples, and types

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Metacommunication can be defined as ‘communication about communication’.1 In its simplest form, the communication process involves a sender who sends a message to a receiver. Think of receiving communication as buying a new gadget. The store owner is the sender, the gadget is the message, and you’re the receiver. If the store owner simply hands …

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