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What Is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

Discover the uses of this fundamental psychology theory. Have you ever heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Perhaps it came up in an introductory psychology course you took or a popular media article on some topic in the social sciences that you read. Maslow’s idea is that some human needs are more pressing than others


Tips to Get You More Motivated

Learn about motivation and how to feel more authentically motivated. Motivation is an energizing force that drives you to take action. When you’re motivated, you feel excited and driven to start working towards a goal and to keep working towards that goal, even in the face of obstacles (Parks & Guay, 2009). It can even

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5 Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Discover the benefits of this meditation technique and learn how to practice it. Many of us juggle multiple projects at our jobs, take care of our children or elderly relatives, and try to keep up with all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, bills, appointments, school recitals, and family gatherings. Some even wear that multitasking ability as


Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Discover resources to improve your emotional and psychological well-being.You have probably heard the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” in reference to taking care of your physical health. However, your body is only one aspect of overall well-being– your emotional, psychological, and social health are part of well-being too. These aspects of your life make


The Four Steps To Self-Forgiveness

Learn about what self-forgiveness means and how to forgive yourself for past mistakes. No human is perfect. In fact, human fallibility is one of the great enduring truths of the universe. So, if we know that mistakes are an inevitable part of life, then why is it so hard to forgive ourselves for them? How do we manage


What Is Self-Determination?

Read on to learn about what self-determination is and how to develop it. Why do you do the things you do? Why did you brush your teeth this morning, go to work, or click on this article? And is it possible to change the way you behave?As we will learn below, motivation underlies all of our behavior.


Things to Be Thankful For

Not sure what to be grateful for? Here are some ideas. Do you want to express thankfulness for the people, things, and experiences in your life? That’s great! Gratitude can not only help us form closer, more satisfying bonds with others, but it feels good too. So in this article, we’ll give you a list of things to


Why To Try Intermittent Fasting

Learn the definition of intermittent fasting and how to unlock its power. It is commonly said that losing weight is simply a matter of calories in versus calories out. Eat less than you usually do, and you’ll lose weight. Exercise more than usual, you might see the same effect. But what if changing when you eat, not


How To Track Your Habits

Learn more about why and how to track your habits. Habits are automatic behaviors that don’t require conscious control. In other words, habits are the things you do without even thinking about it. Checking your phone, locking your doors, or brushing your teeth before bed are all examples of common habits. Some of our habits are beneficial to