Summary: Researchers shed light on the dual nature of dopamine, as a neurotransmitter that makes us seek pleasure and also reinforces avoidance of pain. Source: UC Berkeley. For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to
Too many resolutions are hard work and, let’s face it, you’re never going to stick to them if there’s too much effort involved. So says happiness doctor Andy Cope, who has spent 10 years researching positive psychology and delivers courses, centring on themes of happiness, in businesses and schools across
Psychology is a science founded in human motivation and behaviour and is essentially all about what makes people tick. As a marketer, if you can understand what drives somebody and why someone may behave a certain way, the better you’ll be able to understand them, work with them, and ultimately
Who knew that “Gaslight,” a black-and-white movie made during World War II, would prove to be such a significant word in the self-help literature of 2018? In the 1944 film, a newly married young woman begins to doubt her own sanity as her husband systematically denies the reality of her perceptions.
Good old botulism. An anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, that lives all over but flourishes in low oxygen environments such as improperly canned foods, produces 7 different types of deadly nerve toxin*, most of which can kill you in microscopic amounts. Source: Turn That Frown Upside Down
Self-criticism is at the heart of so many mental health issues. When you’re constantly feeding yourself negative messages, it can be hard to find the energy you need to get through the day or to challenge yourself in meaningful ways. Source: How to Make the Most of Constructive Self-Criticism
“Whenever my husband feels he isn’t being catered to, he would make everything difficult, while saying there’s nothing’s wrong.” ― Anonymous “My colleague’s favourite tactic when she doesn’t get her way is to take twice as long to get anything done.” ― Anonymous “My partner deals with our relationship issues
Thanksgiving is around the corner. I don’t know about you, but on that day I plan to put on my Joey Tribbiani ’s Thanksgiving pants and get ready to eat too much turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. More importantly, the holiday is a time to count our blessings and give thanks—even
The mission for Dr Edward de Bono has to focus on thinking “as a learnable skill, like cooking or skiing.” Along the way, he has coined the phrase “lateral thinking.” This is an intuitive, unorthodox and mental activity he contrasts with “vertical thinking”, the logical step-by-step, problem-solving style familiar to the Western Cultural tradition.