Personal Development

People who maintain a balanced time perspective are more likely to be happy, new research has suggested.
myCPD is an online system provided by the BPS Learning Centre. It provides a structured framework for planning and recording CPD.
Thinking about death and having a greater awareness of mortality can prove beneficial, new research has suggested.
If you put on a front at work – don't worry, it probably won't do you any harm. But it is important to show your true self to your partner if you want to be healthy and happy.
Some people may be born nice because their genes direct them towards such behaviour.
The major decisions people make throughout their life could be affected by how long they expect to live.
Professor Stephen Joseph appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning to talk about people’s reaction to devastating events and his new book What Doesn’t Kill Us: The New Ps
Children today are not experiencing the great outdoors to the same degree as generations before them. According to a new report from the National Trust, relationships between kids and nature is suffering a dramatic decline, the effects of which will be felt for a long time.
A person's self-control can be strengthened, new research has suggested.
A person's mental quality of life improves with age, new research has suggested.
A focused training programme can serve to improve a person's memory, new research has found.
A person's ability to love, trust and resolve conflicts with others is something that begins developing as early as infancy.
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Self-regulation can be diminished through simple reminders of God, new research has suggested.
Positive body image increases as people get older, new research has suggested.
Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) (QHP (Stage 2)) - Information for prospective candidates Regulations for the Society’s Postgraduate Qualifications (April
Visualising a goal and watching progress made towards the aim makes it easier to achieve, new research has shown.
People who know what they want from life are the ones most likely to make a success of a large lottery win. “It sounds obvious to decide what you want to do with your life, what experiences you want, what good causes you support, what friends and family you'd like to help,” says Chartered Psychologist Kim Stephenson, “but most people don't do it.
Many people over the age of 50 are feeling better about themselves than they did during their early adulthood, it has been found.
The satisfaction a person feels with their own life is associated with the quality of existence enjoyed by their peers, it has been suggested.
You will probably have heard that all goals should be SMART (typically Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed). But a Chartered Psychologist say that SMART, which is so well known, isn’t much help.
In rich countries, temptation is never far and many of us struggle to achieve our long-term aims of moderation, dedication and fidelity. An increasingly popular strategy for regaining control is to form so-called implementation intentions. Rather than having the vague goal to eat less or exercise more, you spell out when, where and how you will perform a given activity, and rehearse that thought regularly. For example, "when in the cafeteria at lunch I will buy orange juice rather than cola". A more specific variant is to form an 'if-then' plan, as in "if it is a Tuesday morning, then I will go for a run," and again, this is rehearsed mentally on a regular basis.
Much research into human happiness is fatally flawed because it relies upon questionnaires and rushed and trivial self-report surveys, a Cambridge-based Chartered Psychologst has argued. Dr Nick Baylis says:
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