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

Why Self-Awareness Is The First Step Toward Empathy

To better understand others, we must first better understand ourselves. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement titled “Know Thy Selves: Learning to Understand Oneself Increases the Ability to Understand Others.” Psychologists spent … Continue reading

The Power of Pretending You’re Someone Else: Stepping Outside of a Limited Self-Image

One of the key tools I recommend you add to your mental toolbox is to create a “list of role models.” Role models play a big part in our self development because much of what we learn is based on … Continue reading

What Can Psychopaths Teach Us About Success?

When we think of “psychopaths” our minds usually jump to serial killers, terrorists, and pathological manipulators. However, according to The Wisdom of Psychopaths, this only describes a small part of the picture. Today, psychologists are beginning to see “psychopathy” as … Continue reading