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Coping with Challenges

Want to Nudge Your Behavior in the Right Direction? Practice A Little Self-Surveillance


 

Most of us know that overcoming habituated behavior is made easier when we engage our conscious minds and become more aware of our behavior. Yet research from Dr. Rose Meleady, of University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology, Dominic Abrams and Dr. Tim Hopthrow at the University of Kent, and Dr. Julie Van de Vyver at the University of Lincoln, show that self-surveillance strategies can also powerfully nudge our behavior in a...
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Coping with Challenges

Clear Goals, Immediate Feedback, and Realizing Our Potential: The Hidden Power of Mastery

 

In his enthralling book, The Rise of SuperHuman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, Steven Kotler, describes mastery as a euphoric experience, and one that transforms us. He writes, “When doing what we love transforms us into the best possible version of ourselves and that version hints at even greater future possibilities, the urge to explore those possibilities becomes feverish compulsion” (Kotler, 2014).
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Coping with Challenges

Want To Be Happier? Use The Tetris Effect

One of the seven principles Shawn Achor, the author of, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work describes in his book is called the Tetris Effect (Achor, 2010). If you have ever played the game Tetris you will instantly recognize why. Tetris is a seemingly simple game in which four different shapes fall from the top of the screen and the player rotates or moves them...
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