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We know surprisingly little about our own personalities, attitudes and even self-esteem. How do we live with that? How do you imagine your own mind?
Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy. Can't get a good night's sleep? You're not alone. In surveys of what would improve people's lives, a good night's sleep frequently comes near the top of the list. Poor sleep results in worse cognitive performance, including degraded memory, attention, performance and alertness. And in the long term insomnia is also associated with anxiety and depression.
The science of self-control: use rewards, commitments, self-affirmation, adjust values, fight the unconscious and more... Self-control is vital to our success. People who have good self-control tend to be both more popular and more successful in many areas of life. Those with low self-control, though, are at risk of overeating, addictions and underachievement.
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk . This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk.
There are as many introverts as extraverts, but you'd never know it by looking around. Introverts would rather be entertained by what's going on in their heads than in seeking happiness. Their big challenge is not to feel like outsiders in their own culture. by Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D.
Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. If I meet you and make you feel good about yourself, you will like me and seek every opportunity to see me again to reconstitute the same good feeling you felt the first time we met.
“When you believe in things that you don’t understand Then you suffer … Superstition ain’t the way…” – Lyrics from “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder You are an intelligent, rational person on your way to work when a black cat dashes across the street in front of your car. Do you get an uncomfortable feeling of impending doom? While shaving or applying makeup, you accidentally drop the mirror and break it.
Recently I found myself reading about “ subitizing ”, which is the process of instinctively counting small sets of items in a fraction of second. For example, try quickly counting a few of these: The Wikipedia article indicates that you can nearly always correctly count four or fewer items in a small fraction of a second.