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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Believe in Free Will

One of the most popular philosophical debates is the question of “free will” vs. “determinism.” Free will is the belief that you have free choice over your actions, while determinism is the belief that your actions are influenced by your biology and environment. As with most philosophical questions, I find the answer to be somewhere […]

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Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable experiences you have. This is the kind of happiness you get from eating a delicious […]

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Imagining Positive Conversations Can Improve Cooperation

A positive conversation is any verbal interaction where individuals are considering each others’ perspective, values, and interests. These types of interactions are key toward building healthy relationships and resolving social conflicts. There is a robust finding that conversation is one of the biggest factors in improving cooperation, our ability to solve social problems in a […]

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The Belief in Mind-Body Dualism Can Make Us Act Less Healthy

Throughout many cultures there is a prevailing belief that the mind is separate from the body – this is called “mind-body dualism.” Many people still wish to believe this today, even with increasing research on how our biology and brain is directly connected to our psychology and mental health. Perhaps one major reason people want […]

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Be Specific About Your Goals

The way you describe your goals to yourself is going to make a big difference in how successful you are when pursuing those goals. One recent study published in PLOS One found that depressed individuals describe their goals in more general and abstract terms, which may contribute to their lack of motivation and goal attainment. […]

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