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

How “Roleplaying the Future” Can Help You Build Stronger and Faster Bonds With People

How do you build a deep connection with someone, even in the scope of just one conversation? One interesting and unique way to do this is to use the power of “roleplaying the future.” This is a really fun and … Continue reading

The Power of a Neutral Mind: How to Keep a Stoic Focus Whether You’re Winning or Losing

A neutral mind can be even better than a positive mind, especially when you’re trying to achieve your goals. Of course, it should go without saying that trying to be positive all of the time is not only unrealistic, but … Continue reading

More Than Love at First Sight: We Grow to Love People for Their Quirks

One of the oldest questions in psychology is, “What causes two people to fall in love?” In general, there are many different factors that can influence whether or not we are attracted to someone, but social psychologists and evolutionary psychologists … Continue reading

Patience and the Healthy Expectation of Future Difficulties

Our patience is strongest when we have a healthy expectation of future difficulties and obstacles in our lives. Patience often comes with accepting that struggles and hardships are a part of life, and it thereby prepares us to face these … Continue reading