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Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

The Just World Fallacy: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

The “just world fallacy” is the belief that a person always gets what they deserve in life. If a person behaves as a good and moral person, then only good things will happen to them. And if a person behaves as a bad and immoral person, then only bad things will happen to them. Commonly, […]

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Beginner’s Mind: Looking at Old Problems With New Eyes

Beginner’s mind is defined as “an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as beginner in the subject would.” This is a very healthy and beneficial attitude to have at times. Often when we become really knowledgeable about an area in life, […]

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The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This is a great way to become more mindful of your thinking, while at the same […]

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When You Have to Completely Breakdown Before You Can Rebuild Yourself

Often times it takes a major catastrophe in our lives before we can find the motivation to make a change for the better. This is an unfortunate tendency in human nature. When things are just going “OK” in life, we are usually comfortable keeping the status quo. Things aren’t that bad, so why change anything? […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior in the real world. For example, in one recent study it was shown that playing […]

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