Jump into Enhanced Cognition

Are you thinking straight as you bungee jump off that bridge? Or are you impaired by your intense emotions and physiological arousal? Psychological theory says it’s natural for anxiety to…

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A New Look at Adolescent Popularity

Past research into adolescent popularity tells us that there are two types of popular teenager: the aggressive teen, who is more likely to be coercive or hostile in seeking popularity;…

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Buy Less Stuff and Be Happier

A recent study shows that people who try to be environmentally friendly by buying less stuff are happier. *Emily Reynolds from BPS Research Digest explains.Our growing focus on environmental sustainability…

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Rupture and Repair in Relationships

Developing and maintaining healthy relationships is a cornerstone of my approach to helping people increase their contentment, compassion and a sense of belonging. A recent article in *“The Book of…

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Free Yourself

As adults we tend not to deeply explore our unique needs and what we really want out of life. So how do we free ourselves? Here’s an interesting take in…

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What Your Childhood Can Teach You

As children, we go to school, study our subjects, learn our lessons, do our homework… all so that we are – supposedly – equipped for a successful adult life. One…

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Planfulness

Your level of “planfulness” could determine how often you visit the gym… and achieve other goals. ^Matthew Warren from BPS Research Digest offers this insight: Planfulness refers to the extent…

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Five Signs of Emotional Immaturity

Emotionally immature people can be charming and even fun to be around. Dealing with them long-term, however, can be tricky and demoralising as we slowly realise we are not in…

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Younger Self Advice

First systematic study of the advice people would give to their younger selvesIf you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self? It’s a…

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