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Female Exploitation of Males

Have men really been oppressing women throughout human history? Could there possibly be another explanation? Roy Baumeister argues in his book, “Is There Anything Good About Men?” 478 more words

The Rise and Fall of Attention – a Clinical Observation

According to Time-Based Resource Sharing (TBRS) model advanced by Pierre Barrouillet and Valérie Camos (2015), the “storage capacity” of our working memory “systematically varies as a linear function of the cognitive load of concurrent processing, a relation that we describe as the law relating processing to storage.” In plain language, we tap into the same reservoir of cognitive resources while performing various tasks at the same time. 1,075 more words

Roy Baumeister

Crossing the Rhine

Two groups of very smart people are looking at the exact same data and coming to wildly different conclusions. Science hates that.

—Katie M. Palmer, …

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Bad Stronger Than Good

“In “Bad Is Stronger Than Good,” an article published in the Review of General Psychology, Roy Baumeister and three other professors of psychology wrote, ‘Bad emotions, bad parents, and bad feedback have more impact than good ones. 23 more words

Treating Yourself with Kindness: On Self-Compassion

For several decades, developing self-esteem in children and adults has been the holy grail of fostering healthy attitudes towards the self. Yet, starting in the early 1990s, criticism arose, pointing towards the absence of positive consequences of having high self-esteem, and highlighting several negative consequences, such as dismissing negative feedback or taking less responsibility for harmful actions. 606 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

Message Monday: Practical Humility


  • In His book Humility C.J. Mahaney offers this definition for humility: “Humility is honestly addressing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness”.
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The Declutter Bug

The reason why I have not been able to focus as closely as I wanted to on drafting posts for this blog recently is that we have been decluttering. 506 more words