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Cognitive Dissonance: Is It Really There?

Cognitive Dissonance: Is It Really There?

Behavioural Psychology
Many times in life our ideas, thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs contradict each other. Have you ever felt uneasy after telling a lie? Was there a time when your actions conflicted with your beliefs? Or have you ever experienced mental conflicts - a time when your beliefs or assumptions contradict by a different kind of information? If yes, then it means you have most likely faced Cognitive dissonance. Everyone wants consistency in their beliefs and attitude. There are several measures people take to relieve tension or unease that the conflicts can create. Here are some of the things that people avoid: People avoid new informationReject itTry to explain itSometimes people persuade that no conflict exists in realOr they use other defensive means to preserve believes. What is cognitive dissonance? In 1954 an…
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Boost Your Self-Confidence With These 4 Basic Steps

Boost Your Self-Confidence With These 4 Basic Steps

Personality Growth
Almost every one of us gets persuaded by a person who Speaks, holds their head high, readily admits their unawareness about anything, and answer the questions assuredly. You'll probably be thinking about such an individual whose confidence is unmatchable and you wonder how they boost their self-confidence. Are you sure about your feelings, judgments, and decisions? You should better review your thoughts and actions. After listening to this kind of statements do you feel a little uncomfortable or confused? If YES! Then you are losing your self-confidence. Let’s understand the meanings of self-confidence and why it is important to be confident? What is self-confidence? Let’s understand the meanings of self-confidence and why it is important to be confident. The definition of self-confidence explains it as a mechanism of living life…
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What is mental health and how can you measure it?

What is mental health and how can you measure it?

Behavioural Psychology
Being healthy is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Physical health and mental serenity are the ultimate goals of a blessed life. The mental health of a person defines their ability to enjoy life. Daily life, relationships, and physical health also depend upon mental fitness. What is mental health? There are many definitions to define this concept: According to WHO (World Health Organization), Mental health is defined as: ''It is a state of comfort that helps an individual to realize their abilities. It helps them to cope with the stresses of daily life and aids them to work fruitfully and productively. This mental well-being assures the positive contribution of the person in his/her society.'' Mental health is not only the absence of mental disorders. It also refers…
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Dependent Personality Disorder – Is our generation really facing it?

Dependent Personality Disorder – Is our generation really facing it?

Behavioural Psychology
As people say: ''Never be dependent on others too much. Because it is confirmed that someday you will have to walk all alone''. But sometimes it is like feeling threatened by self-reliance and sheltered in submission. Is this dependent personality disorder? It is a fact that humans are social creatures. We need each other. Even the mental health of a person can also be partially defined by their supple interdependence and the substantial emotional attachment with loved ones and people around them. But... Is being dependent on others is an ailment??? What the ''Dependent Personality Disorder" (DPD) is all about? Let's explore: Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD): Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is an abnormal mental condition. In DPD a person depends too much on others. This dependence could be to fulfill their…
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Fields of Psychology – A general overview

Fields of Psychology – A general overview

Psychology
Different fields of psychology represent the wide scope of this field. Let's explore them. "Psychology is the science of human behaviors & the things that happen in the mind to create it, it is the subject that fascinates almost everyone because we all have notions of what's normal & what's not?" (David Watson) Science of perceptions!Science of deportments! And Science of sentiments and emotions It is better known as PSYCHOLOGY. Definition of Psychology: Word Psychology is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of soul (Psykhe). It means the human soul or vital breath. Psychology is the study of the human mind and its behavior in different circumstances. It also deals with mental activities, deportments, and an association between two people. Explanation: Psychology is a vast subject and to…
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Verbal Abuse: What is it? How Is It Impacting You?

Verbal Abuse: What is it? How Is It Impacting You?

Behavioural Psychology
‘'Honey! I love you, but you don't know anything about people.'' 'You're not worth it.'' ‘'I am saying everything for your good.'' Do you have any idea about the depth of all these sentences? Many of you may consider these a kind of help, a gesture of love, or maybe good advice. But is it really some sort of help or a kind of verbal abuse? Verbal abuse is very common in everyday relationships. Most of the time verbal abuse can be overlooked because we don't recognize it. Many of us consider yelling, belittling behavior, put-downs, and name-calling as self -abuse. Verbal assaults consider it a normal way of communication. It is because the attacking person uses the overt forms of abuse. Of course, they make threats and also remain…
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What is Psychology? – A Detailed Overview

What is Psychology? – A Detailed Overview

Psychology
Why does everyone behave in a particular way? Why some of us like ice-cream and others like tea/coffee? How is that some of us love to live as a hippie and others desire for luxurious and comfortable homes? Why some of the people live happily in any kind of circumstance and try to face the difficulties of life and others feel depressed, hopeless and want to end their lives? What is the psychology behind it? Most people don't understand the intellectual meanings of life but they just experience those meanings by living it fully. Similarly, many of us are not aware of psychology but it is the power that helps us to live fully. Before understanding this universe and all the creations of God present in it; it is more…
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Importance of Psychology In Our Daily Lives

Importance of Psychology In Our Daily Lives

Psychology
What is the first impression of the word "Psychology"? A typical kind of subject that is related to psychologists, therapies, students, and academics. Isn't it? The general ambiguity settled in our minds make psychology a rocket science for us. Even sometimes the scientific community considers psychology a Rodney Dangerfield of science. Psychology is simultaneously a theoretical and applied subject. There are several ways to utilize it. So, do you know about the importance of psychology? If we say that Psychology in itself is a science of all sciences, it might be not wrong in any way. So, let's explore about this science. What is Psychology? Psychology is a behavioral science and It deals with: Who we are?Why we are as of this way? AndWhat we can become in the future?…
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Nature vs Nurture – Which is the Winner?

Nature vs Nurture – Which is the Winner?

Evolutionary Progress
‘’In the real world, there is no nature vs nurture argument, only an infinitely complex and moment-by-moment interaction between genetics and environmental effects.” (Gabor Mate) Have you ever thought why you are the way you are? Does our genetics influence our personality? Or our personality depends upon the environment and the way we are raised? In this article, we are going to discuss the impact of nature and nurture on personality. Additionally, we aim to find out what determines our personality and traits. Nature vs Nurture Debate: Nature vs nurture debate is the oldest. It has cultural, philosophic, and scientific aspects associated with it. Moreover, nature vs nurture debate is contested in the history of psychology. Nature-nurture studies provide complete pieces of evidence about where these traits come from? But…
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Social Anxiety Disorder – All You Want To Know About it

Social Anxiety Disorder – All You Want To Know About it

Behavioural Psychology
Social Anxiety disorder (SAD) is a new concept for most of us. Many of us take it lightly. But what it is and how can it impact our normal lives, this article explains this. So, continue reading to know more about it. Obviously feeling  nervous is normal in any kind of social situation, such as singing for the first time in front of an audience, giving a presentation or meeting someone for the first time, it is like the feeling of butterflies in the stomach. But when being judged or scrutinized by others causes some significant fear, embarrassment, anxiety, or self-consciousness it may be alarming. Social anxiety is a very common issue that appears during teenage and for many people it vanishes as they get matured. However, for some people…
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