There is no sincerer love than the love of food, as a famous playwright once said. But our relationship with food is a little more complex and unpredictable than the scheduled three square meals most of us have in a day. Read our article here, by Tsee Leng Choy, on the biological and psychological effects of food consumption.
Setting Resolutions that Stick: Use Anticipatory Emotions and Mental Contrasting
Why do so many New Year resolutions and goals go unfulfilled? Having good intentions and motivating goals is only part of the story. Being more motivationally intelligent requires us to make use of a specific category of emotions – termed ‘anticipatory emotions.’ Mental contrasting works too, in helping us develop greater, sustained intentions to meet our resolutions. Check our article here on how to make these approaches work for you.
Loneliness is on the rise across urbanized environments. Our tech-saturated, time-poor and solitary existences also takes a toll on our psychological well-being. Eugene Tee discusses some of the research on the effects of loneliness.
Nosce te ipsum, or ‘know thyself’ is probably the most well-known of the Delphic maxims. This maxim has often used to stress the importance of self-awareness. Are we, however, as self-aware as we think we are? Read our article here on this important skill, with a particular focus on whether we are sufficiently self-aware of our emotional experiences.
Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present
What is Mindfulness, and why is it so crucial for our psychological well-being?
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee present an accessible and informative read on the science of mindfulness, along with practical tips on how to develop this important skill.