Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago has spent three decades researching the lives of creative individuals to uncover their motives and specific traits that contribute to their behavior. His most recent books outline in detail the personal commitment that is adhered to by creative individuals. Their passion and consciousness drives […]
Nick Southgate discusses at the IPA Effectiveness Festival an understanding of using social psychology to increase effectiveness through creativity. Based on what mode of thinking the individual is performing, their flow channel is located between challenges suffered with anxiety and placed above levels of boredom.
Based on Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defined experience with flow, Ed Muzio discusses how to apply this concept to reduce boredom and anxiety in the workplace. To reach the optimal state of flow, balancing challenges with your current skill level will make tasks more manageable. If you are experience low engagement in the workplace, flow can be […]
Martin Seligman is the author of “Authentic Happiness.” His theories are based on the methods of positive psychology where a patients strengths are identified in order to enhance their levels of happiness. It is believed that a solution is found through helping the individual increase their identified strengths.
Martin Seligman introduces the study of psychology and its intent of working one on one with each patient. Beyond just treating the disease, Seligman discussed how Psychology can influence the practitioners individual morales and values.
The inspirational speaker Shawn Achor is known for his lecture on positive psychology. He travels around the world and to independent businesses lecturing on how human potential and happiness play hand in hand to business success. With 12 years experience at Harvard, he explains how to increase happiness, meaning, success rates and profitability through implementing […]
Shawn Achor discusses the influence between an employees happiness level to their productivity. As happiness increases, productivity is actually inspired. Achor is a leading psychologist with research in positive psychology. His consulting firm works with businesses towards seeking solutions in positive workplace cultures.
If you suspect someone is cheating on you, then figuring out if they are lying is the first step toward discovering the truth. Here’s the problem: most people don’t have a lie detector just lying around that they can use. There are, however, certain tells that people display when they are lying that you can […]
In social psychology, the definition of interpersonal attraction is a connection between people which can lead to a platonic or romantic relationship. It is a process of relationship development which is separate from factors such as physical attractiveness. There are many reasons why interpersonal attraction may occur. People who are familiar with one another are […]
According to popular theories, Emperor Napoleon I was a short man. A Napoleon complex is a theory that occurs in people of shorter stature. It is typically characterized by having behaviors that are domineering from a social standpoint, along with a very aggressive approach to life. The reason for these behaviors is that shorter people […]
An inferiority complex creates an unrealistic feeling within an individual which causes them to believe they are generally inadequate in specific, actual, or perceived areas. To compensate for these feelings, some people with an inferiority complex may be overly aggressive within the spheres where they feel like they come up short. At some point in […]
When an individual is suffering from a superiority complex, they adopt an attitude of superiority that is able to conceal their true feelings of failure and inferiority. It is a defense mechanism that is used to prevent feelings that may be difficult to handle at a specific moment. Then, over time, this health issue can […]
Inferiority is a feeling of being lower in status than someone else. It may be socioeconomically related, come from an internal comparison, or be fueled by a lack of self-worth. Anyone may find themselves dealing with inferiority feelings from time to time. When these feelings occur, knowing how to manage them can reduce their impact. […]
Feeling indifferent isn’t a lack of feeling. It is a loss of interest in something that was once important to you. It could be a relationship, an activity, or even yourself. The concept of feeling indifferent is something that is as old as humanity. There is a big difference between loving someone or something and […]
We all have dreams. Not all of them come true. For some people, they may feel like none of their dreams have come true. This may be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the easy path instead of the wise path was chosen. Maybe an injury or an illness put things on hold. You might […]
Reverse psychology is a type of persuasion. It persuades an individual to accomplish something specific by asking them to do the opposite. This tends to be an effective method of persuasion when an individual makes emotional decisions instead of logical decisions. Here ae some examples of how reverse psychology works. Examples of Reverse Psychology in […]