Mindfulness meditation

By |2020-07-23T12:37:14-03:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Behavioral Economics, Positive Psychology|

Mindfulness is a state of consciousness when we concentrate on awareness of the present moment. We are attentive to our thoughts and emotions without any judgment we acknowledge and accept them. Mindfulness meditation originates in Buddhist vipassanā meditation, which teaches people to be mindful. This meditation might have several forms, however, the basis is the same: [...]

How to motivate yourself in hard times?

By |2022-04-23T20:27:15-03:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Inspirational thoughts from a man who is going to row across the Atlantic Ocean As a part of our study, I did a pre-interview with Milan about his trip and I will share with you some parts of this interview as an inspiration. You can read about his trip here. When you hear about a journey [...]

What is psychological resilience?

By |2020-04-19T14:32:33-03:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Life isn’t perfect and we need to be resilient to handle all the hurricanes that it brings. However, what is psychological resilience? There are many definitions of resilience in psychology. I put together some of them and this is the definition that I like the most: Psychological resilience is an ability to remain calm during the [...]

Fixed and growth mindset: How to switch from “I CAN‘T do it” to “I CAN do it”?

By |2020-04-14T15:54:40-03:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

We are going through difficult times because of coronavirus restrictions, quarantine, lockdown... We often need to find new ways and reinvent our businesses. We are forced to work from home, use technology that we have never used before, teach online, use platforms such as google class, record videos, write articles. We need to change our leadership [...]

Coronavirus, quarantine, lockdown – how to stay mentally strong?

By |2020-04-13T17:46:13-03:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

We are all facing difficulties, some of us are sick, some have lost their loved ones, their jobs, don’t have any income, can’t see their families, feel lonely, scared, anxious, uncertain about their future. What we all need is to stay psychologically strong. We need to be resilient. Here are some tips that can help you to [...]

We make thousands of decisions every day. Why should we know more about psychology behind decision making?

By |2020-04-10T21:37:05-03:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Economics|

We make thousands of decisions every day.  However, how many of you have actually taken classes in decision making? What do you know about the process of making decisions? Why should we know more about decision making psychology? We are surrounded with choices. Our alarm clock rings in the morning and we already must make our [...]

Richard Thaler Received a Nobel Prize for his work in Behavioral Economics

By |2019-10-09T17:34:07-03:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Behavioral Economics|Tags: , |

Richard Thaler, an American economist at the University of Chicago, received Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2017 for his contribution to behavioral economics. He examines why people don’t always make rational decisions as economic theories often assume. He also pays attention to notions of fairness and lack of self-control. His findings have influenced the [...]

How to get rid of disturbing thoughts and feelings?

By |2019-10-09T16:43:12-03:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Positive Psychology|

“For the next five minutes, please try not to think about white bears.”            In 1985, Daniel Wegner, currently a psychology professor at Harvard University, started his first experiment about thought suppression with the sentence above. Paradoxically, the participants could not stop thinking about white bears! Wegner called this effect ironic rebound. The more we [...]

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