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Thursday, 11 December 2014

10 of The Most Counter-Intuitive Psychology Findings Ever Published

1. Self-help Mantras Can Do More Harm Than Good

If you've got low self-esteem, you might want to avoid uttering positive mantras such as "I'm a lovable person". A 2009 study found that people lacking in self-belief who spoke this phrase to themselves didn't feel any better afterwards. In fact they felt worse, possibly because the repeated utterance led them to generate contradictory thoughts automatically.

BPS Research Digest: 10 of The Most Counter-Intuitive Psychology Findings Ever Published

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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