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How our perceptions affect our well-being

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Keywords: cognitive outlook, perceptions, attention, well-being, emotion, optimism, positive emotions, negative emotions, pessimism, memory, self-esteem, self-determination, attributional style, ruminative style Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things, can have a significant impact on a range of outcomes. For example, people with a generally positive outlook tend to have higher satisfaction ratings for […]

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The psychology of boredom and what predicts it

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Keywords: boredom, boring, emotion, psychology, attention, meaning, motivation, organisational development, workplace boredom We have probably all had boring jobs and been bored at work or at other places and times at some point in our lives. What is boredom and how does it work? The psychology of boredom is anything but boring. Whilst not part of […]

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How our cognitive outlook and perceptions affect our well-being – new study

cognitive outlook and perceptions

Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things, can have a significant impact on a range of outcomes. For example, people with a generally positive outlook tend to have higher satisfaction ratings for things like relationships, family, job etc. Additionally, as you would expect, people with a more positive take on things tend […]

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