Posts Tagged behavioral psychology

Forgiveness Is Good, but Well-Timed Forgiveness May Be Even Better

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As difficult as it may be, forgiving someone who has wronged you is beneficial for everyone involved. But according to a recent collection of studies, knowing when to forgive someone may be just as important, especially in romantic relationships.

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Forgiveness Is Good, but Well-Timed Forgiveness May Be Even Better

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As difficult as it may be, forgiving someone who has wronged you is beneficial for everyone involved. But according to a recent collection of studies, knowing when to forgive someone may be just as important, especially in romantic relationships.

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How Hypnosis Actually Works, and Why It’s Not At All What You See in Movies

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Contrary to the idea that hypnosis is either a complete hoax or a magical state of mind where people can make you do anything, the truth about hypnosis and whether you can be hypnotized is in the middle. It’s very much real, but more like a meditative state than a lack of consciousness.

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The ‘Chemistry’ of Building Better Habits

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There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate a chemical reaction and spark a fire is not present.

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The ‘Chemistry’ of Building Better Habits

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There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate a chemical reaction and spark a fire is not present.

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Build Better Feedback Loops to Reinforce Good Habits

Behavioral feedback loops run unnoticed in the background of our daily lives, and affect which habits we stick with—both good and bad. Instead of letting feedback loops shape our lives in invisible ways, you can design them to foster better habits.

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Build Better Feedback Loops to Reinforce Good Habits

Behavioral feedback loops run unnoticed in the background of our daily lives, and affect which habits we stick with—both good and bad. Instead of letting feedback loops shape our lives in invisible ways, you can design them to foster better habits.

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Build Better Feedback Loops to Reinforce Good Habits

Behavioral feedback loops run unnoticed in the background of our daily lives, and affect which habits we stick with—both good and bad. Instead of letting feedback loops shape our lives in invisible ways, you can design them to foster better habits.

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How the Impact Bias Affects Your Expectations of Happiness

One of the odd quirks about human psychology is how bad we are at predicting our own future emotional states. We think good news will make us dramatically happier and a catastrophe will drag us down indefinitely, but the truth is much more counter-intuitive.

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How the Impact Bias Affects Your Expectations of Happiness

One of the odd quirks about human psychology is how bad we are at predicting our own future emotional states. We think good news will make us dramatically happier and a catastrophe will drag us down indefinitely, but the truth is much more counter-intuitive.

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