A One Time Lesson in “Growth Mindset” Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

One big concept in psychology right now is the “growth mindset.” The basic idea behind the “growth mindset” is that we have the capacity to change and improve ourselves over time. This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” where … Continue reading

The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

Your Mindset About Your Health Can Make a Big Physical Difference

Our mind and body are tightly interconnected. Often times we can’t talk about our “physical health” without also talking about our “mental health,” and vice versa. One of the biggest pieces of evidence for the mind-body connection is the placebo … Continue reading

How a Sobering Walk Through a Cemetery Can Help Reinvigorate Your Life

Thinking about death is often something that we try to avoid at all costs, but could there be a psychological benefit to it? There’s an emerging concept in psychology known as Terror Management Theory (TMT) that explores how humans respond … Continue reading

Communing With Our Demons: Metaprogramming Automatic Thinking

This is a guest post by Erick Godsey at Metaprogramming, a fantastic site that’s described as “Where Science and and Self-Development Take Psilocybin Together.” Check it out! “Man can know himself only in so far as he can become conscious … Continue reading