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Instead of arguing with people, new research shows that agreeing with people can be a key aspect of persuasion. This is especially true if you agree with a person's key beliefs and then present them in an extreme way. By doing this, people become more aware of the absurdity of their beliefs and are more likely to adjust them on their own, rather than being confronted to change them directly.

Instead of arguing with people, new research shows that agreeing with people can be a key aspect of persuasion. This is especially true if you agree with a person's key beliefs and then present them in an extreme way. By doing this, people become more aware of the absurdity of their beliefs and are more likely to adjust them on their own, rather than being confronted to change them directly.

Never stop using your brain! A new study finds how living a more "intellectual life" can protect against future dementia and cognitive decline.

Sense of purpose and meaning lengthens lifespan. It's a lot easier to live longer when you have something to live for.

The Emotion Machine

Taking a walk leads to more creativity than just sitting.

Individuals with a sense of purpose are more accepting of diversity. If you're secure in yourself and what you do, then it doesn't matter much what anyone else does.

Individuals with a sense of purpose are more accepting of diversity. If you're secure in yourself and what you do, then it doesn't matter much what anyone else does.

Frequent arguments with family, friends, and neighbors can double risk of death in middle age.

My crazy ass Sister-in-law

Kids who are allowed to play freely have greater social success as adults. Unstructured play time allows children to develop the flexibility needed to adapt to changing circumstances and environments - an ability that comes in very handy when life becomes unpredictable as an adult.

Believing you've slept well even if you haven't improves cognitive ability. Type of placebo effect?

Thinking of positive memories can motivate future behaviors. Individuals who were told to think of a positive experience about exercise reported more exercise the following week.

Thinking of positive memories can motivate future behaviors.

I love TED Talks but there are so many. These are the ones to watch if you only have so much time!

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

School kills creativity: write on

In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a "scenic walk" rather than an "exercise walk" were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn't feel they needed to "reward" themselves for their physical activity.

Stress reduces when shared with people in a similar situation. It's always nice to know someone else feels the same way as you - makes your feelings more "normal.

Psychology Study: Mimicking a "happy" or "sad" way of walking can influence your mood.

The "nasty effect" is when uncivil discourse leads to more polarized views. No matter what view you are expressing, always try to do it in a healthy and polite way.

Posture effects of PTSD. Seriously?  https://traumadissociation.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/positive-effects-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-seriously/

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a 'challenging' (difficult) diagnosis to live with, and hard work to heal from. The symptoms seem 'irrational' and you may feel like you are 'going crazy' at first.

Inspiration Time! Kiss the Extra Weight Goodbye! Researchers estimate that deep passionate kissing helps to burn about two to six calories a minute compared to the 11.2 calories per minute you typically burn jogging on a treadmill. Thus, lots of kissing can translate to up to 10 pounds of weight loss each year!

I think that explains the increase in my metabolism. Kissing passionately and passionate love making does your heart, mind, body and soul lots of GOOD.

Individuals who don't believe in free will show reduced self-control. Because if you really believe you have no control over your life, why bother?

Anger in the right situation can be motivating and improve well-being.

There's truth to this but I wouldn't automatically put ppl in boxes. There are so many variables to us :)

Lessons in Psych

Learn about Manipulation & Relationship Triangles with the Karpman Drama Triangle and other visual aids from TherapyIdeas.net.

Learn about Manipulation & Relationship Triangles with the Karpman Drama…

change

People tend to underestimate how much their personality changes over the course of their lives. And not only that, but these changes in personality are often the strongest predictors of happiness and life satisfaction.