Psychology Trends

Research into the psychological benefits of self-compassion is an emerging trend in psychology. I actually prefer the term self kindness. Self-compassion is about learning alternative responses when you are experiencing psychological suffering (suffering includes when...

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been practicing mindfulness of self criticism. I’m attempting to notice when I’ve got a self critical internal monologue going on, rather than my own self criticism being so automatic...

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Happiness: How to Cut Out the Middleman

February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most of the time when people set goals, its because they expect that if they achieve that goal it will make them happier. For example, you have a goal of earning more money > because...

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How to Choose and Measure Your Variables This Part 2 post follows the previous post in this series… Psychology Trends: How to Design a Self Study (Part 1) Understanding Independent Variable / Dependent Variable An...

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An emerging trend is people using methods similar to those used in psychology research to study themselves. A MAJOR COOL THING about studies of self – your options for what you can study are almost...

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Psychology Trends: Happiness Tracking

January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back in the day, psychological researchers who wanted to measure people’s in-the-moment happiness, thoughts and activities had to supply their study participants with devices in order to do this. From this research, we learned, for...

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Smart phones are making it easier and more fun to do things that are likely to benefit your happiness and psychological wellbeing. Here’s an example. For the past few days I’ve been trying out a...

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