Personal Development

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People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
Whilst university degrees and work experience offer value in terms of employees’ work performance, neither prepare individuals for the softer people skills necessary in the workplace.
Men and women who are identified as gifted and talented during adolescence are likely to enjoy a high level of life satisfaction in later years, according to a new study.
When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job.
People who perform altruistic acts for strangers often do so without thought, according to a new study.
People who suffer from chronic self-doubt often need an "extra boost" in order to achieve realistic targets, new research has found.
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New research has suggested that the state of the economy at the time of a person's birth could influence how narcissistic they turn out to be.
Many people in this country could be missing out on being happier because they are not accepting enough of their lives and personalities, according to a new poll.
A woman once labelled as a genius and a child prodigy by the media after being awarded two GCSEs at age ten has argued that society puts too much pressure on role models these days.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
Outgoing, conscientious, friendly people who are open to new experiences tend to be happier than those who are more shy, unadventurous, neurotic and unfriendly. It's easy to imagine why this might be so.
Having friends from different ethnic groups is likely to be more beneficial for children than mixing solely in the same racial circles says research from the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Executive coaching has been the development trend sweeping the UK and US for the last 20 years, but now new research shows that the impact of coaching on performance is even greater than training or 360 degree feedback.
Teaching young people how to be more positive could make them happier, healthier and better able to succeed in the future, new research being presented at today's annual conference of the
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From Ancient Greek philosophy to humanistic psychology to modern day rap songs, there's a long tradition of espousing the benefits of being true to yourself or "keeping it real".
Depression-related symptoms in children can be reduced through greater mindfulness at school.
Many people suffer from a later life crisis, new research has shown. Presented last week at our Annual Conference in Harrogate, the study revealed a third of individuals in their sixties have gone through such episodes, with both negative and postive outcomes for their well-being.
The Society’s public engagement grants support members who want to promote psychology to wider audiences. The scheme is currently closed. 
New research is to look at why some people appear to be naturally artistic while others are more scientific or musical.
Children who are kind tend to be happier than their more selfish peers, new research has suggested.
It has been found that a sense of well-being could improve in individuals as they age.
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