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Intrinsic goals: The REAL key to the pursuit of being happy.
Intrinsic goals: The REAL key to the pursuit of being happy.
psychologyborn | 5 minutes to read | 03.03.2021
The last part on the art of happiness teaches us that our intrinsic goals are what makes us happy. What are intrinsic goals and how to they make us happy?
What are extrinsic goals and why don’t they make you happy?
What are extrinsic goals and why don’t they make you happy?
psychologyborn | 5 minutes to read | 03.03.2021
Part two teaches us about extrinsic goals and why they almost always end up in creating more stress than happiness. We learn how to handle extrinsic goals to keep yourself happy.
A guide on how to be happy. The art of happiness
A guide on how to be happy. The art of happiness
psychologyborn | 5 minutes to read | 03.03.2021
This is part one of a three part series on happiness. We talk about why people aren't happy and how to be happy by changing the way you think about yourself.
The difference between “I think” and “I feel”. Is one more persuasive?
The difference between “I think” and “I feel”. Is one more persuasive?
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 02.16.2021
Nicole D. Mayer and Zakary Tormala of Stanford ran an experiment where participants were presented with the frame “I think,” while others were presented with the frame “I feel.” Which worked better?
Why rituals work even if we don’t believe in them
Why rituals work even if we don’t believe in them
psychologyborn | 4 minutes to read | 02.09.2021
The other day a commercial came on in which people were doing several rituals in hopes that it would help their team win the game. While I know for a fact that facing your beer bottle outwards does not affect the outcome of another person’s field goal, I got an idea. Do rituals work?
Does music make you more productive?
Does music make you more productive?
psychologyborn | 5 minutes to read | 02.08.2021
Does music affect how productive you can be? Well, it depends on what type of work you're doing at the moment. Let's find out how to take advantage of music and productivity.
How To Maintain Productivity With Discipline
How To Maintain Productivity With Discipline
psychologyborn | 4 minutes to read | 02.03.2021
This is part 2 of the productivity series. How do you maintain productivity? There's one really good answer and that is self-discipline. How can we teach ourselves self-discipline?
Can’t Get Anything Done? Don’t Count on Willpower Alone. Here's Why...
Can’t Get Anything Done? Don’t Count on Willpower Alone. Here's Why...
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 02.02.2021
Life is busy. So it’s easy to see why you’d want to get more done in less time. There are right ways to go about being productive and it's time to learn them in part 1 of the art of productivity.
Do big words make you look dumb?
Do big words make you look dumb?
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 02.01.2021
How can using big words possibly make you look dumb? Research out of Princeton shows that even if you use big words the right way people won’t think you’re any smarter than someone who uses small words. Do big words actually make you look dumb?
How to Benefit From Procrastination
How to Benefit From Procrastination
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 02.01.2021
The other day I decided I was going to clean out my basement, but because the mess was so large I ended up going on a jog. Did procrastination accidentally help me out?
Why you should not complain on Facebook or any other social media sites
Why you should not complain on Facebook or any other social media sites
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 01.31.2021
So and so is complaining on social media about how her “ice cream fell on the floor” again. You may be guilty of it too! This may seem like innocent venting online, but what’s actually happening here?
Good habits and how to make them a part of your life
Good habits and how to make them a part of your life
psychologyborn | 4 minutes to read | 01.30.2021
I guarantee at least once you’ve tried to do something and make it a normal thing. And what happened? You probably forgot about that diet in a matter of days. How can we make habits a part of our lives?
How to persuade people without them knowing using the subconscious mind
How to persuade people without them knowing using the subconscious mind
psychologyborn | 3 minutes to read | 01.30.2021
One of the most important skills you can ever learn is persuasion. You can get almost anyone to do almost anything and it's like mind control... or is it science?
Acing job interviews or anything with the power pose
Acing job interviews or anything with the power pose
psychologyborn | 2 minutes to read | 01.30.2021
Can our body language really affect things like job interviews or our entire life? The answer is a simple “yes”. Let's find out how Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School can help you with the "power pose".