How to reduce stress (4 key ways)

This article will discuss what causes stress and four effective ways to reduce stress. Stress happens when our mind gets overloaded with more than one thought or information to process. Studying for an exam and thinking about the text you just received can cause stress. Working in your office and thinking about the argument that …

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Nature of stress explained

This article will discuss the nature of stress with a focus on two perspectives that explain what causes it. Stress has been turned into such a modern-day enemy that even the word ‘stress’ sounds stressful. Still, there are some who say that it is your friend, in that it spurs you into action. Who’s right …

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Key benefits of visualization

Visualization is the process of forming mental images and pictures of the desired future. Those who have dreams and visions of an ideal future life visualize more naturally than others. The greatest benefit of visualization is that it can dramatically increase a person’s chances to turn their dreams into reality. How visualization can benefit you …

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Motivation methods: Positive and negative

This article discusses the two methods of motivation that motivate people to take action to achieve their goals. Human beings are naturally motivated towards pleasure and away from pain. We are reward-seeking organisms and everything that we do contains an inherent reward in it, conscious or unconscious, perceived or real. For example, if you are …

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How birth order shapes personality

birth order traits and personality

Birth order is one of the strongest factors that influence the type of personality traits we develop. Birth order means the position that we hold among our siblings in accordance with the time of our birth. You might be, for example, the first-born (eldest child), the second-born (middle child), the last-born (youngest child) or the only child …

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Why is identity important?

In this article, we’ll explore why identity is an important concept in psychology. Understanding why identity matters helps explain a lot of psychological phenomena. Our identity is how we see ourselves or how we believe others see us. Our ego or ‘sense of self’ is comprised of our various identities. We typically have many identities …

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10 Ego defence mechanisms in psychology

This post will discuss 10 common ego defence mechanisms that we encounter regularly in our day-to-day lives. Your ego is your sense of self or ‘I’. Technically, your ego is your conscious mind. We all desire to feel worthy and stay psychologically stable. Now when something happens that threatens our well-being or decreases our self-worth, …

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What is meant by psychological stability?

brain and energy

This article will explore the concept of psychological stability and explain how some of our behaviours can be understood in the light of psychological stability. Almost every system in the world interacts with some other system so that stability is attained. Every phenomenon that occurs in nature is a result of energy exchanges between two …

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How our past experiences shape our personality

This article will discuss the concept of core beliefs and how our past experiences shape our personality. Our beliefs and needs are the strongest factors that govern our behavior. Ultimately, it all comes down to beliefs because a need is also a belief- a belief that we lack something. When we’re born, our brains aren’t fully developed. …

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