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

Everyone Thinks They’re A Psychologist: Why We Can’t Help But Try to Read People’s Minds

It’s human nature to be a psychologist. We’ve evolved to become a very social species, and because of this we’ve developed what psychologists call empathy or theory of mind. This is our ability to attribute mental states – like thoughts, … Continue reading

Many With Mental Disorders Still Find Happiness

In a recent study, a group of Dutch positive psychologists tested the possibility of a co-existence between mental disorders and happiness. And according to their study, 68.4% of the mentally troubled said they “often felt happy,” in contrast to 89.1% … Continue reading

The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self: How the Internet Changes Our Thoughts and Behaviors

The author of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. … Continue reading