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The Psychology of Customer Service

At their core, psychology and business have a lot in common. Both seek to understand human being’s needs, desires, choices, and behaviors. What do people really want? What motivates people to make the decisions that they do? These are the types of questions that any psychologist or businessman should be asking themselves on a daily […]

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“I Will Never Be Happy”

Have you ever had the thought that, “I will never be happy?” Be honest. Maybe at one point in your life the thought had at least crossed your mind, or maybe this belief still persists today even as you read the words on this page. Because I’ll be honest with you, I have had this […]

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4 Mental Exercises Olympic Athletes Use To Gain That Extra Edge

Sports psychology is an emerging field of study on how our minds can affect physical and athletic performance. According to Peter Crocker, a sports psychologist and professor at the University of British Columbia, “Elite athletes have been using psychological techniques for years…it used to be that something had to be wrong for an athlete to […]

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The Science of Honesty: Lying Less Improves Health and Relationships

Lying less may be associated with significant benefits to both our physical and mental health, according to a recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Conference. During the conference, researchers from the University of Notre Dame presented an “honesty experiment” which measured whether or not telling lies could have adverse effects on […]

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Why We Ignore Advice When We Need It The Most

Our minds can be incredibly stubborn when they cling to old beliefs and perspectives. This is because everyone’s beliefs are susceptible to a range of cognitive biases, or distorted patterns of thinking, which can hinder our learning and knowledge of how the world really works. Due to these biases, we often ignore important advice or […]

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