One of the most incredible things about exploring research evidence is being able to share that information with others. And while some facts may appear trivial, there is a fabulous selection of fascinating evidence that is just so captivating you can’t hold asking everyone you meet, “Did you know this?!” From why a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received to how we inherit implicit attitudes, these are the facts that will engross you. And for more science-based mental health facts that might intrigue you, check out my articles.
There is a way of making perfectionism work for—not against—us. Negative consequences of perfectionism Some experts would argue that perfectionism (striving unrelentingly for high standards of performance and combining that with extremely critical self-analysis) is linked to many areas of distress and emotional hardships, such as depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, suicidal tendencies, and…Keep reading
A penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received. Here is why: Research shows that a punisher and a reinforcer do not have equally opposing effects on behaviour. This is known as an asymmetry of reinforcement and punishment or an asymmetry in the law of effect. When people are offered a choice between punishment…Keep reading
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