Do people need psychological protection from material that might evoke strong emotions?
Self-esteem among narcissists is ‘puffed up, but shaky’
Narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled to special treatment. But that sense of self worth is easily undermined
The art of mindful parenting
Bringing mindfulness to the challenges of children can help parents to better enjoy the precious early years
How to boost your wellbeing – the benefits of a growth mindset
Insights from positive psychology reveal the factors that can help people be happier and more satisfied.
How being positive improves your health
A growing body of evidence reveals feeling happy is linked with better physical and psychological health.
Why restraint is not the solution
Use of physical restraint in detention settings is outmoded, according to a leading expert, and amounts to a physical assault that would be unacceptable in any other setting.
Strengths-based leadership: Create a thriving workplace culture
A strengths-based approach to leadership is more effective than the traditional method of focussing on performance weaknesses. To help organisations grow and thrive we need to tap into people’s strengths.
How advertisers use psychology to entice us to buy
Advertisers play on emotions and our desire to be part of the in-group, but contrary to what you might think, they’re not trying to make us buy things we don’t want.
Mind the doughnut: emotional eating is a habit that can start in childhood
Creating associations between food and emotions is easily done but can set up children for a lifetime of unhealthy eating.
Everything dies and it’s best we learn to live with that
Fear of dying – or death anxiety – is often considered to be one of the most common fears. Interestingly though, neither of the two widely used diagnostic psychiatric manuals, DSM-5 or ICD-10, has a specific listing for death anxiety.