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Psyche Space 07-12-2018

The rise of true masculinity

The contemporary man is quite well and his ego is in a good shape. Today, men do not have to embody patriarchal values and wear bushy beards to be regarded...

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Psyche Space 23-11-2018

Friends kiss pain better

Are communication and mutual acceptance sufficient to provide a foundation for friendship? What glues people together? What is the role of friendship in life and what is the essence of...

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Psyche Space 21-11-2018

Emotional Decluttering Before the Holidays

December is conducive to looking back at the year that was. It is a time for a little bit of soul searching and summarizing what went well and what could...

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Psyche Space 09-11-2018

Hidden crimes of animal cruelty

Dark (or hidden) acts of animal cruelty are defined as acts of violence against animals that have never been reported, hence have not been registered. These undisclosed acts are an...

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Psyche Space 26-10-2018

Masters of the present

Many adults, when they re-evaluate their lives, reject stereotypes imposed by the society and while reliving “the second youth”, they go back to the authenticity of adolescence. Przemysław Staroń, psychologist...

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Psyche Space 11-10-2018

Fathers are not inferior versions of mothers

What role do fathers play in upbringing of their children? Fathers do not have to be second-class caretakers, who are “called upon to serve” only when mothers or grandmothers are...

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Psyche Space 28-09-2018

Support Network

We all need other people and we need to have meaningful relationships with others. Research shows that children, who do not have any contact with other people die. Social isolation...

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Psyche Space 14-09-2018

How a man loves a woman

Are men supposed to love blindly and fall head over heels in love with women? Should they provide closeness and support or should they dominate in the relationship? Do women...

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Psyche Space 29-08-2018

Teachers and students perform on the same stage

Fondness or dislike, respect or a sense of injustice – schools, like theatres, are places where spectacles are performed daily. Teachers and students play assigned roles. The problem is that...

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Psyche Space 17-08-2018

21 steps to overcome procrastination

Procrastination - we all are guilty of this vice. Missed deadlines are only some of the consequences of putting things off. Procrastination also influences the quality of work. To be...

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Psyche Space 02-08-2018

The cult of health

Undoubtedly, life in highly developed countries provides many benefits and conveniences. However, the things that make our lives easier and more comfortable in many areas, often lead to serious health...

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Psyche Space 31-07-2018

Community Development Model

Building sustainable and well-functioning communities is one of the primary keys to the development of the modern society. Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing...

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Psyche Space 31-07-2018

Impact of behavior change interventions in real world settings

Health psychology is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Health psychologists aim to increase both the quality of life and the...

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Psyche Space 20-07-2018

Under a barrage of opinions

From the moment you are born, you are surrounded by voices expressing opinions and points of view. Some of these opinions are helpful, they warn you about potential dangers, while...

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Psyche Space 13-07-2018

On perfectionism

There is nothing wrong with setting high standards, but the standards become a problem when they are not attainable. What is perfectionism? Is it helpful or harmful in life? Is...

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Psyche Space 06-07-2018

Success is not perfect

Nowadays, success is the key to a fulfilled life. Although people are not able to define exactly what kind of success they have in mind, they believe that achieving success...

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Psyche Space 22-06-2018

Stress begins in your mind

Too often people tend to interpret ambiguous situations as threats. They try to be vigilant and prepared in advance. How many people swear by the rule that it is better...

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Psyche Space 08-06-2018

Hope for a new life

In Poland, only 19 percent of couples who experience infertility seeks medical help. The majority does not undertake any steps, which would bring them closer to the desired pregnancy. They...

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Psyche Space 25-05-2018

Mindfulness. How to Be Present Here and Now.

Mindfulness is the latest fad in the sphere of personal development. As every trend, it becomes a subject to marketing, trivialization and mythologizing. But skillfully applied practice of mindfulness helps...

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Psyche Space 10-05-2018

Healthy Egoism

Healthy egoism helps you to become self-aware and in this process become authentic. Being authentic means accepting your own weaknesses and sensitivities. Perhaps the main thing in the process of...

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Psyche Space 27-04-2018

Laughter Through Tears

Human emotions are an ecosystem. To stay healthy you need emotional diversity. In other words, you need an authentic life that is rich in various emotions. The ability to experience...

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Psyche Space 18-04-2018

Applications to SWPS University Psychology Programs Now Open!

Learning theories try to understand how the learning process works. Psychology of learning is a discipline of science that studies how the process of learning impacts human behavior. At SWPS...

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Psyche Space 13-04-2018

10 Steps to Becoming an Everyday Hero

An everyday hero is a person who is ready to help others in need and who defends moral principles regardless of the potential cost or danger. Why is it difficult...

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Psyche Space 30-03-2018

Positive Psychological Capital

What makes a good, satisfying, and happy life? This is one of the key questions that everyone ponders. In what parts is the good life a result of external factors...

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Psyche Space 16-03-2018

Fear - Friend or Foe?

Fear is a useful mechanism. It allows you to endure and, although it seems counterintuitive, it ensures that you stay safe. Fear underlines instinctive safety mechanisms, such as hitting the...

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Psyche Space 02-03-2018

What Can One Click Reveal About You?

Every webpage you visit, your online purchases, the songs you listen to on the internet, pages you follow on Facebook or any likes you leave under posts on social media...

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Psyche Space 30-01-2018

Learn How to Learn

What learning techniques can you use to read and memorize information quickly? How can you develop your creativity and innovative thinking? In his lecture at SWPS University,Tony Buzan the inventor...

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Psyche Space 25-01-2018

The Power of Irrational Decisions

Do you know someone who uses mathematical calculations to choose the type of jam for their morning toast and is never guided by emotions? If you do, then this person...

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Psyche Space 22-01-2018

Believe in Me and I will Do the Same

During his school years, Thomas Edison was not the best student nor was he a teachers’ pet, but this had not stopped him from becoming one of the most renowned...

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Psyche Space 18-01-2018

Images of a Relationship

All people have a need to develop an emotional relationship with another person. A close relationship provides a feeling of safety and of being important to someone else. Psychologists agree...

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Psyche Space 11-01-2018

Craft Your Job Instead of Changing It

Everyone dreams of having a satisfying job that is tailored to their needs and capabilities. But how many people actually do have such jobs? Professor Roman Cieślak and dr Anna...

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Psyche Space 03-01-2018

10 Tips on Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is conducive to soul searching, looking back at the year that was and making resolutions to improve oneself or one’s life. However, the new...

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Psyche Space 12-12-2017

New Year’s Resolutions or How to Achieve Your Goals

Making a permanent change in your life requires stepping out of your comfort zone. It demands effort and sacrifice that come not only from your willingness to put in the...

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Psyche Space 29-11-2017

A Perfect Christmas Gift

Is it better to give or to receive? Does an ideal present, perfect for everyone, exist? Ewa Jarczewska-Gerc, Ph.D., social psychologist from SWPS University talks about problems, choices and motivations...

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Psyche Space 28-11-2017

Why do you need a support network?

Psychologists often note, that mutual exchanges of social support are an important aspect of personal strength and wellbeing. Everyone has a network of relationships with other people which they build...

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Popular Science Blog 16-11-2017

Know Your Rights: Illegal Job Interview Questions

A job interview is a stressful situation. Even a well-prepared candidate may be surprised with an unexpected question. Should you answer all questions during a job interview? What should you...

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Popular Science Blog 10-11-2017

New Technologies and Protection of Personal Information

The existing laws and regulations are not aligned with the current development of new technologies, which generate gaps in personal information protection systems, with an ever accelerating speed. Businesses face...

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Psyche Space 06-11-2017

Tips for Effective Goal Setting

Your goal is your North Star. It is the reward at the end of the road, but it is also the beginning of the road. A well-defined goal provides strong...

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Psyche Space 02-11-2017

Self-sabotage - why do we do it?

Procrastination, excuses, and overcommitting are some of the methods of self-sabotage. Professor Dariusz Doliński, social psychologist from SWPS University in Wrocław, explains why some people focus their efforts on impeding...

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Psyche Space 27-10-2017

“It’s Complicated” - New Relationship Model

According to research conducted by Jean Williams and Jasna Jovanovic and reported in Sexuality and Culture in 2015, over the past twenty years, non-monogamous relationships have become mainstream. Will these...

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Psyche Space 25-10-2017

The Dark Side of Women

The word “victim” is often associated with women. And the perpetrator is commonly thought of as a HE, a man, who evolutionary is programmed to hunt, conquer and be violent...

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Psyche Space 23-10-2017

Holidays, Pop Culture and Marketing

According to the 2013 survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), as many as 72 per cent of Poles opposes commercialization of holidays. Despite this opposition, many people...

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Psyche Space 17-10-2017

Work-Life Balance or Burden?

The more you work the more productive you are. It seems logical. If it takes X minutes to produce Y number of products then one should be able to produce...

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Psyche Space 29-09-2017

Effective Learning - How to Study to Get Great Results

Effective learning means working smarter not harder. Professor Czesław Nosal, psychologists from the Wrocław Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University explains how to study to get the best results and...

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Psyche Space 11-09-2017

Becoming Yourself

“Be yourself” is a popular tenet of the Western culture. According to this viewpoint, to have a good life and garner admiration of others one must live in harmony with...

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Psyche Space 31-08-2017

How to Overcome Post Vacation Blues

The end of vacation and the return to your daily routine and the usual responsibilities may cause uneasy emotions. Joanna Gutral, psychologist from SWPS University, explains how to deal with...

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Psyche Space 22-08-2017

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

What motivates people? What makes them venture into uncharted territories despite doubts and apprehension? What pushes people to constantly experiment? Why do people look for new solutions when they could...

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Popular Science Blog 10-08-2017

Summer Vacation, Your Pets and Animal Rights

When the weather gets warmer and temperatures rise, leaving your pet in the car, even for a few minutes, may result in tragic consequences. Unfortunately during the summer, the number...

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Popular Science Blog 07-08-2017

Internet Generation and Phenomenon of Entrepreneurship

The development of technology has always been one of the key factors of entrepreneurship growth, but who are the modern day entrepreneurs and how they succeed? Magdalena Kubów, management and...

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Psyche Space 25-07-2017

Can Lack of Sleep Actually Kill You?

In today’s fast-paced 24/7 world that never unplugs, there are so many responsibilities, tasks and online distractions that tend to creep up on the time previously spent on exercise, cooking...

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Psyche Space 24-07-2017

Virtual Vacation

These days more and more experts suggest that to enjoy your vacation and to fully experience the beauty and richness of the world, you need to log out and unplug...

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Psyche Space 21-07-2017

The Power of Simple Acts of Kindness

How do you define kindness? Most people would intuitively answer that being kind means doing nice things for other people. Others might add that kindness includes being kind to oneself...

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Psyche Space 19-07-2017

Can work make you happy?

A popular belief is that high earnings are the most important aspect of job satisfaction. However, research shows that although the salary is a significant factor of professional happiness, it...

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Psyche Space 13-07-2017

How to Like Yourself

Self-esteem is a very important aspect our wellbeing. It affects the way we look at our achievements and relationships and it impacts the way we perceive our future. High self-esteem...

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Psyche Space 21-06-2017

Five Tips on Decision Making

Every day we make choices. Most of the time, we make decisions about insignificant things, such as: latte or cappuccino, white shirt or blue shirt. However, from time to time...

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Psyche Space 14-06-2017

Five Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill” – this apt and humorous simile was coined by an actor Christopher Parker. Many...

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Psyche Space 01-06-2017

Robot Teaches Programming and Helps to Name Emotions

During my flight to Earth, my spacecraft crashed into an asteroid. Its parts scattered all over the world and now children help me find them. This is a story of...

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Popular Science Blog 26-02-2017

Oscars as Element of American Mythology

Nowadays, the annual Oscar Gala has become a global celebration of cinema. It is an event full of glitz and glamour attended by artists and celebrities from around the world...

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Popular Science Blog 14-12-2016

Quo Vadis Pakistan? Radical Islam and Religious Minorities

In Pakistan, torn by internal conflicts, radical Islamic groups are growing in strength. They often use the so called “blasphemy laws” as the justification for brutal attacks on their victims...

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Popular Science Blog 18-11-2016

Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment and Career Planning

In today’s economy, companies that know how to attract and keep well qualified employees are the most successful. The task of finding the best talent with great potential is a...

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Psyche Space 01-11-2016

Memories, Identity and Mortality

November is a month of remembrance in many countries. North American nations celebrate Memorial Day and Remembrance Day, which are devoted to commemorating fallen soldiers and surviving veterans. Catholics around...

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Psyche Space 17-10-2016

Test of Salt for Seasoned Managers

Professor Mark Snyder, social psychologist from the University of Minnesota, joked that he would not like to have a boss who seasoned his meals prior to tasting the food. Why?...

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Psyche Space 19-01-2016

Influence of Money on Human Behavior

A study conducted in a group of children, has shown that handling money may reduce helpfulness and generosity, but increase perseverance and effort applied to difficult tasks. The study was...

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