Tag: psychology

Program Yourself to Be Happy
Art + Stories
Experiences

Program Yourself to Be Happy

Optimists live longer, are more self-confident, and deal with stress more effectively. Pessimists can also learn to be optimistic, but they have to know how to do it.
Jowita Kiwnik Pargana
A Sensory Siege
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

A Sensory Siege

If your brain lost the ability to shut out certain stimuli, you would hear every single sound clearly, sense every single smell and taste, and feel the texture of everything that your skin comes into contact with. This is precisely how people on the autism spectrum often feel.
Natalia Fiedorczuk
On Sensitivity
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

On Sensitivity

Human sensitivity and empathy can be studied, measured and shared—SWPS University Professor Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda discusses what science currently knows about these phenomena.
Dagny Kurdwanowska
Be Kind and Be Well
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Be Kind and Be Well

Claudia Hammond, a British author and radio broadcaster, discusses how altruism exists cross-culturally and how kindness affects the brain.
Paulina Wilk
Don’t Stress the Mess
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Don’t Stress the Mess

Environmental psychology – the study of how our natural and built surroundings influence us as individuals – suggests that too much order can be of social detriment.
Sylwia Niemczyk
Turn Off Your Autopilot
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Turn Off Your Autopilot

Psychotherapist Paweł Malinowski talks about good and bad habits, as well as how to give them up or shape them.
Maria Hawranek
The Wizard from the Land of Psychoanalysis
World + People
The Other School

The Wizard from the Land of Psychoanalysis

In his time, Bruno Bettelheim was a leading authority in child psychology, psychoanalysis and autism. Years later, it turned out that his story was far from a fairy tale...
Aleksandra Kozłowska
The Fabricating Mind
Soul + Body, AudioVisual
Audio, Good Mood

The Fabricating Mind

As the pioneering work of Elizabeth Loftus shows, memory is fallible – and can, in fact, be replaced by imagination when we are asked to recall past events.
Sylwia Niemczyk
Psychology Is Our Modern Mythology
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Psychology Is Our Modern Mythology

Contemporary psychology – with its rites, symbols and stories – plays the same role for modern humankind as mythology once played for our forebears.
Rami Gabriel
Liquid Maturity
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Liquid Maturity

Psychologist Piotr K. Oleś talks about how we mature, the difficulties with making life decisions, and whether our personalities can change in later life.
Aleksandra Pezda