After six years and publishing more than 300 posts from a variety of psychologists, we’re winding down this blog and will no longer publish new posts. Thank you to everyone who has read, commented, shared and contributed to our events, such as the annual Mental Health Blog Month Blog Day.
If you’re looking for tips on …[Read More]
Have you ever started on a self-improvement program, but given up out of discouragement at your slow progress?
A recent study on consumer behavior may have the answer. Researchers Minjung Koo and Ayelet Fishbach studied people’s motivation to return to a coffee shop when they were given a loyalty card (one that is stamped or hole-punched …[Read More]
Have you noticed the role willpower plays in your life? Have you tried to build up your own willpower?
Trying to lose weight, cut back on sugar, save more money, or prepare for a big test? If you’re like most Americans, you have struggled with the choices you make as you work toward a goal. Willpower is …[Read More]
When we are stressed we have higher levels of a chemical (cortisol) that damages our system. It’s like a little hammer chiseling away at our healthy insides. (Watch the effects of stress on the body with this cool graphic.)
The problem is that not everyone understands just how unhealthy this is on our physical health. Because of …[Read More]