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Positive Punishment in Psychology: Definition + 12 Examples

You might be thinking that “positive punishment” sounds like an oxymoron, or perhaps that it sounds like something very “adult” that is not generally discussed in polite company. After all, how can punishment be positive? No one likes punishment, right (those associated with the secon
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What is Neuroplasticity? Definition + 14 Brain Plasticity Exercises

What is Neuroplasticity? Definition + 14 Brain Plasticity Exercises

Our brains are truly amazing, aren’t they? Have you ever watched one of those specials on someone who experienced amazing, unexpected recovery after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other brain damage? Some of those stories seem like the only explanation is magic! Although it cert
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What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

You’ve probably heard about the importance of loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and treating yourself with compassion. But is it really that vital? Can’t you get along just fine without all that mushy, touchy-feely self-love stuff? As it turns out, you can get along just fine—but y
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How to Build Self-Confidence and Self-Belief (Definition + Quotes)

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford This classic quote from automobile magnate Henry Ford is a perfect lead into this piece. The topic is self-confidence and self-belief, two ingredients to a healthy and happy life. According to Ford,
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