Can Men Get Postpartum Depression? Studies Say Yes.

Father with Son

Having a newborn child can be a rewarding and joyful experience. But, some new parents might experience the “baby blues,” in which feelings of unexpected stress, anxiety, and guilt dawn over them. Until recently, this “baby blues” has been thought of as a strictly female phenomenon as they are the child bearers. While it may…

Tips to Improve Your Self-Esteem

self esteem

Self-esteem is a major factor in one’s quality of life. Positive self-esteem is often correlated to life satisfaction, good relationships, and achievement. Our self-esteem can affect the way we think, act, and talk. It changes how we see the world around us and our role in it. When we have a higher sense of self-esteem,…

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A Guide to Social Learning Theory

There are some Instagram influencers who charge up to $1,000 per sponsored Instagram story. Imagine being able to charge that much money to make 1 Instagram story. This is a small example of the power of the Social Learning Theory at work. Humans are constantly watching, learning from, and even mimicking the people around them. Whether we’re watching…

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The Science Behind Positive Psychology and Well-Being

Positive Psychology

We study psychology to better understand the human mind and use our findings to improve the human condition. The brain is a complex organism — one that we hardly understand, relatively speaking — but psychology helps us better understand how it affects the way we feel, act and think. Psychology is not a new practice.…

Positive Reinforcement and Influencing Behavior

positive reinforcement

A large influence factor on our behaviors are the consequences of our own actions. When we do something that is rewarded positively and satisfyingly, we are more likely to perform that action again. On the other hand, when our actions are met with negative consequences, we are less likely to repeat those actions. This feedback…

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The Mental Health Danger of Dating Apps

Online dating can be an extremely efficient way to meet new people. However this convenience comes with pros and cons as using these apps takes up plenty space (both mental and physical) — so make sure before swiping away. In recent years there has been an increase in the popularity of using technology for socializing…

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