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Goal Setting

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 17 2017 | | Tags: ,
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Goal setting can be positive. Whether you are setting goals, for your career, relationship, family, or day-to-day, it is important to recognise what your objectives are to determine achievable goals. However, you need to know how to set goals to achieve them. Goal setting should begin with a lot of thought on what you want […]

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Psychology of Dreams

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 16 2017 | | Tags: ,
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To this day, science cannot fully explain what dreams are or why we have them. We pay little attention to the content of our dreams after we wake up, especially since our memory of the dream rapidly fades away as the day goes on. Dreams are associated with certain stages of sleep. The brain is […]

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How does failure impact us?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | November 8 2017 |
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Picture this. You’re in an interview for your dream job. The interviewer asks you about your competencies and why they should offer you the position. You’ve prepared for this moment and rehearsed the answer many times. You open your mouth to answer, but suddenly your mind goes blank. You quickly try to come up with […]

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The Good Enough Parent

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 2 2017 |
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Being a parent is hard work. Especially with the advancement of technology, some parents may find it harder. Most parents will aim to achieve three objectives of parenting: health and safety of the child, helping the child grow and learn, and transferring similar cultural values. A good relationship between parent and child is essential for […]

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Changing Jobs

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | November 1 2017 |
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Changing jobs can be a very challenging experience and often comes with a whole package of emotions. On the one hand we have excitement. It’s a time for change, growth and new opportunities. We may also feel sad at the prospect of no longer working with our favourite co-workers or clients. We may not know […]

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The Psychology of Mirroring

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 31 2017 | | Tags: ,
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The Psychology of Mirroring Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so the old saying goes! However, whether you think it is complimentary or annoying that someone is dressing, standing or speaking the same as you there is a reason behind it. Scientifically, it’s called limbic synchrony. From an evolutionary perspective, being in-sync with […]

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Separation Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | October 25 2017 |
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During the younger years of life, children are generally attached to their parents or caregivers in everything that they do. This cosy attachment often comes crashing down on the first day of school, in which the child takes their first big step towards independence in the world. It is normal for children to experience feelings […]

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Conflict Resolution

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 24 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Conflict Resolution Conflict takes place due to differences. It happens when people disagree with their thoughts, feelings or opinions. The occurrence of conflict is normal in relationships, work situations and anywhere you find someone opposing your opinion. It is common that what you think, feel and say will not always mesh with others resulting in […]

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The Motivational Trap

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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The Motivational Trap Motivation is simply the desire to do things. It is the difference between getting up in the morning and staying in bed all day. We are all born with innate motives, these include drinking, eating and safety and they are fundamental for survival. Then we have secondary motives which keep us motivated […]

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Has the Meaning of Friendship Changed

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | October 12 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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“I have 564 friends.” Such a bold statement would probably have been viewed as ludicrous 20 years ago. Nowadays, however, this statement would not seem all that strange. In the age of the internet, we can access an endless stream of resources at the touch of a button. In an instant, we are exposed to […]

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