Assertiveness is considered the most efficient style of communication and behavior. It allows us to regulate our thoughts and emotions better and to build and maintain healthier relationships. It generates the mindset and social environment that facilitate the achievement of our personal and professional goals.
The many advantages of Assertiveness make it one of the most sought after skills that individuals want to develop in order to improve their lifestyle. It’s a path toward independence of thought, authenticity and a harmonious social environment.
Assertiveness basically refers to the complex ability to think, emotionally react and act in a way that is non-passive and non-aggressive. A primarily assertive person is able to openly express their opinions, feelings, needs and desires in a way that is respectful of their own rights and the rights of others.
You will never think about the 24-hour day the same once you finish reading this book! Jean Paul Zogby’s “The Power of Time Perception” is the mother-load when it comes to up-to-date evidence-based information on how we experience time and what can be done in order to enhance the satisfaction of having lived each moment to the fullest.
“The Power of Time Perception” is physics, psychology, neuroscience and responsible self-help material, all rolled into one! It’s one of the best reviews and meta-analyses available to the general public on the topic of time perception and management.
For all you curiosity-driven and knowledge-thirsty fellow mammals, I bring great news! 🙂 Essential theoretical and practical information about animal and human cognition, behavior and neurochemical dynamic, along with strategies to create your path to neurochemical happiness, is now available in new book formats: “Science of Positivity” and “Habits of a Happy Brain“, authored by Dr. Loretta Breuning, Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. Read and find out everything you need to know about your mammalian brain and discover ways to create new “happy circuits” that will help you see a better version of the world around you.
“Wow“. An academic, reverence-, gratitude- and newly-replenished-inspiration-filled “Wow”. This is what best describes my overall, unmediated reaction after reading “Scientists Making A Difference” – a great new book published in August by Cambridge University Press that I was lucky enough to be invited to review and thus be able to witness the early moments in the development of what I believe will become a central material in the education and professional training of future generations of psychological science professionals.
Let me start this article by saying that I do consider the technology related to games and apps like Pokémon Go – i.e. augmented reality – to be a really wonderful tool of modern civilization, that technological and scientific advancement should be the focus of mankind and the use of products derived from these technologies should be available for responsible mass use. Also, I do recognize the advantages of including technology as means to motivate or guide the achievement of personal or professional goals and their power to enhance social interaction, by adding new dimensions to human-to-human, human-to-animal or human-environment connection.
Today, a significant number of people all over the world celebrate the feeling of love, in the form of Valentine’s Day. And while February the 14th became a globally recognizable symbol for love, along with its teddy bears, heart-shaped chocolates and cards, many other days from the calendar have been dedicated by nations, religions and other types of groups of people to this one specific feeling, love.
How can you tell if a group of people who seem to share many of your beliefs, values and goals is a genuine supportive social environment or one that has a rather hidden or peculiar agenda of its own?
Personal stories of many people who have been brought up in religious cults or who have willingly joined as adults have shown that, most of the times, life in these communities is not as idyllic or as enlightened as one would have imagined or expected it to be.
What if someone would tell you that they are both an atheist and an agnostic at the same time? Would you tell them that they’ve got their terms wrong? That they are confused? That they simply do not understand important matters of spirituality and knowledge?
To some, the term agnostic is simply redundant. To others, it is the equivalent of atheist. There are also people who state that the agnostic is a believer who has yet to understand religious matters.
“The Humans” was one of my holiday reads. It is a book I would’ve probably never picked up to read based on its 4th cover description. It was given to me as a present and because it was different than what I would usually choose to read, I took it as a challenge and started reading right away.
At the end of December I came across a story in the News whose main subject continued to echo and reappear in my mind with different nuances and feelings attached, culminating with my decision to write this blog entry: a British couple welcomed the birth of two puppies via pet cloning services provided by a South Korean company.