According to a recent study published in Emotion, students who evaluated their performance on an exam as higher than it actually was – a form of undeserved self-praise – later felt dejected and depressed. According to Chi-Yue Chiu, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: “Distress following excessive self-praise is likely to occur when a person’s […]
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A popular piece of advice in pop psychology is to “fake it ’till you make it.” In other words, by pretending to act happy (by faking a smile) it’s said that we can actually produce these feelings of happiness internally. I’ve written about some of this research before in my post habits matter. On the […]
A recent meta-analysis of 32 psychology study confirms that how athletes use their self-talk greatly influences their sports performance.
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