GESTALT – Issue 5 | Apr’18 (Total pages: 29)
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Say Goodbye to Misconceptions about Positive Psychology!
Positive psychology aims to study human wellbeing, to discover a better way to enhance human well-being. Recently positive psychology gained more interest as to its wide applicability in different settings. However, there are some misconceptions regarding positive psychology which we are going to discuss here…
Is it only the UK or the US? Further Studies in Germany
For many, a plan for further studies abroad almost always include the UK, the US or Australia. Aside from the universities in these countries being prestigious, one other important reason could be – these countries have English as their official language. But are we limited to only these choices?
Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in 2002. There is no prize for Psychology, he won the prize in Economic Sciences. His works have challenged the long-held belief in the economy field, that we are rational beings who act to maximize our interests. Turns out we act irrationally in many circumstances…
Stress & Mental Health
Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ (distress), it can be ‘good’ (eustress) when it promotes motivation, performance, and even survival…
Book Review: “Loveability: Knowing How To Love and Be Loved” by Robert Holden
The author, Robert Holden, is recognized as one of the world’s most foremost authority on the matter of happiness. As a psychology graduate with my inclination to science and skepticism, I wasn’t very keen on using my time on this self-help book. I had read almost half a dozen of excellent and outstanding self-help and positive psychology books this past few months, and subscribed to dozens of similar content on YouTube, TED, and Google Newsstand. I wasn’t expecting to learn anything from Loveability…
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