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  • Slippery Slope Fallacy

What Is Slippery Slope Fallacy and How to Handle It in an Argument

By |2019-12-26T20:05:25+02:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The slippery slope argument is frequently used in a variety of contexts from our own internal reasoning to political propaganda. It takes the view that a certain action will lead to a specific chain of events, usually resulting in a negative outcome. But how helpful is this argument and why has it been termed the [...]

  • projection bias

What Is Projection Bias and How to Avoid It at Work

By |2019-12-11T11:41:27+02:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

What you believe is true and what is actually true may not be the same thing, and this can lead us to projection bias. When you’re working on an important project or just working with others, it’s important to understand other people are different from ourselves. If we are focused on something which means a [...]

  • backfire effect

The Backfire Effect: Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Change Our Minds?

By |2019-12-06T00:08:04+02:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

We all suffer from biases in our own thinking, but the backfire effect is one of the most counterintuitive. What Is the Backfire Effect? Most of us tend to question our beliefs when we find evidence which doesn’t agree with them. The natural response to differing information is to adjust our thinking and consider why [...]

  • FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

3 Ways Freedom of Thought Is Being Compromised Today and What to Do

By |2019-11-22T20:27:01+02:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Luckily, the majority of us have free speech, but what about freedom of thought? Surely we own our thoughts? There is nothing that can influence them? I mean, we are not living in some dystopian future where we have to monitor what we think. And as far as I’m aware, no one can delve into [...]

  • how to overcome mental blocks

How to Overcome Mental Blocks with These 3 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2019-11-22T16:24:27+02:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Mental blocks are stressful and sometimes painful things to experience and quite hard to overcome. When you have a mental block, your own brain is preventing the recall of memories or your ability to understand something. Remember your school days. Did you ever feel like no matter how many times the teacher explained something, you [...]

  • echo chamber break free

Are You Living Inside an Echo Chamber? 9 Ways to Break Free

By |2019-11-11T12:01:35+02:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

You may have heard there will be an election in the UK before Christmas. Now, don’t worry, this article is not about politics. I’m not about to start banging on about which political party you should vote for. I bring up the election because it highlighted a situation I hadn’t heard of before – an [...]

  • overgeneralization

What Is Overgeneralization? How It’s Impairing Your Judgment and How to Stop It

By |2019-10-29T12:26:43+02:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Overgeneralization is a common way of thinking which is rarely referred to by its real name but is done by almost everyone. Most of us do it at least a little. But some of us allow ourselves to dive so deep into overgeneralizing almost everything that our mental health is at stake. We do this [...]

  • toxic positivity signs

4 Signs of Toxic Positivity That Ruins Your Life and How to Avoid It

By |2019-10-27T13:23:48+02:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toxic positivity is a fairly new phenomenon. It has appeared almost directly as a result of the “good life” social media image and the rise of mental health awareness. In theory, more awareness and concern for mental health is a great thing. We've worked so hard to achieve global concern, but has it gone too [...]