Self Improvement

Reverse perspectives and WALK the extra mile

Have you ever experienced intolerable pressure at work? Can you recall how you felt or the plethora of the thoughts you had? How have you responded and dealt with that difficulty? What did you learn from that experience? “Walk the extra mile” is considered mostly as a managerial expression that means go beyond one’s ability […]

What self-regulation actually is …

Self-regulation has become progressively an interesting and popular topic in psychological science in the last decades. More and more scientists claim the important contribution of self-regulation from early life to adulthood. Self-regulation is a learned behavior that allows us to interact and communicate with other people. Self-regulation is involving the brain’s part known as the […]

Reverse perspectives and WALK the extra mile

Have you ever experienced intolerable pressure at work? Can you recall how you felt or the plethora of the thoughts you had? How have you responded and dealt with that difficulty? What did you learn from that experience? “Walk the extra mile” is considered mostly as a managerial expression that means go beyond one’s ability […]

What self-regulation actually is …

Self-regulation has become progressively an interesting and popular topic in psychological science in the last decades. More and more scientists claim the important contribution of self-regulation from early life to adulthood. Self-regulation is a learned behavior that allows us to interact and communicate with other people. Self-regulation is involving the brain’s part known as the […]

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation in the learning context

(Before that, please read part A) Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are highly correlated with the learning process. Some scientists argue that emphasizing external rewards, grades, or scholarships for example, would result in weakening learner’s intrinsic motivation. Others support that extrinsic motivation increases intrinsic motivation and contributes on enhancing learner’s performance in class (Bray & McClaskey, […]

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation

Although motivation is one of the most important factors on individual’s behavior, little is known in this field and only in the last decades scientists are putting an effort to shed light on this significant element of human construct and performance. In accordance to self-determination theory SDT (Ryan & Deci 2000), there are two types […]

Work fluidity in the 21st century

During the past decades, the needs of the labor market, as well as the work trends were implying a simple career path: one’s profession was entirely determined by their field of studies. The job market seemed accessible enough, and the career opportunities were specific. Accountants, salespeople, lawyers, and teachers were some typical professions. Of course, […]

The psychology of people during lockdown

When the Covid-19 pandemic started last year, little was known about the impact that lockdowns could have on the population on such a large scale. The constant confinement and restriction of movement has caused discomfort, anxiety, and fear to thousands of people. Some people experience depression, while others look for a way out by using […]

Have you heard of Christmas Depression?

For the most people, Christmas is intertwined in our minds with images, emotions but also with family moments that are carefree and tender. The magic of Christmas creates a sense of euphoria and optimism while people remember their childhood years with nostalgia. In contrast to the social, festive and happy profile of Christmas, which is […]

The concept of self-confidence in sports

Although athletes and coaches are constantly talking about self-confidence, it is not easy to define it. Sports psychologists define self-confidence as a personal belief in successfully performing a desired behavior. The desired behavior can be anything related to the sport, the point is to be able to achieve it. Self-confidence can refer to something that […]

The Three Structures of Psychoanalysis

What is psychoanalysis? Is it important to know its significance and structures? In the field of psychoanalysis, the main representatives are Freud and Lacan who introduced important theories and techniques about the human psyche and the exploration of the unconscious. The diagnosis is an integral part of treatment and starts from the first sessions so […]

Emotional Intelligence at Work and in Business

What is the role of Emotional Intelligence at the workplace and in Business today? The meaning of emotional intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ (‘’emotional quotient’’), was coined by psychologists in the 1990s. However, it was popularized by Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist in 1995. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence is perceived as an individual’s […]