Health Psychology And Exercise Motivation: The Good And Bad Reasons Why People Exercise


By: Anna Agoncillo
Image Credits: Victor Tongdee via Flickr
Exercise, a subset of physical activity, is structured and goal oriented. Whether you are hitting the gym, yoga studio, or other fitness centers…you are there on a MISSION. The reason behind your intended goal is personal and subjective. Ideally, it should come from a good place in order to maximize its benefits. But in reality, the motivation to exercise is influenced by several factors such as age group, gender differences, emotional state, and exercise intensity. 

THE GOOD

According to research, here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Men And Women Exercise:

Best Psychological Movies You Should Watch


By: Anna Agoncillo
Image Credits: ScypaxPictures via Flickr
Art and Psychology go hand in hand. In fact, the best cinematic art illustrates human condition, which is ultimately, the core of Psychological studies.

Enjoy at least two of these beautifully made films especially if you are taking up Psychology as a subject. As a student of Psychology, you must analyze films that portray mental illnesses, suffering, existential meaning, resilience, strengths, and virtues. This will not only help you to understand the disorders but it will also help you empathize with the characters.

Without further ado, here are some movies that are actually worth your time…

12. A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Genre: Biography & Drama

11. FATAL ATTRACTION

Genre: Drama & Thriller

Positive Psychology And Motivation: 5 Steps To Achieve Anything You've Envisioned


By: Anna Agoncillo

Image Credits: Bruce McKay via Flickr
Everyone is pretty much up knowledgeable with the dynamics of goal setting. You start by setting a specific goal, employing rewards, recording your progress, and making strict commitments. If its dynamics are laid out, why are some people still failing?

1. STOP DREAMING

One of the biggest foes of any goal is excessive positive fantasizing (experiencing mental images about a desired future positively). It has been shown to be associated with failures to get a job, find a partner and pass an exam. It may even cost you harsh decisions such as losing a car over a perceptive positive win at a poker game. 

7 Ways To Encourage Your Child To Be Expressive And Creative

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By: Anna Agoncillo
Image Credits: David Woo via Flickr
Bounded by peer pressure and media messages, children today may find it hard to be themselves. Children who do not express themselves genuinely can become people-pleasers with low self-esteem or unhappy adults who cannot reach their fullest potentials. This is why as parents, it is important to encourage the child to be more expressive and creative.

Aside from fostering self-expression, imagination and art therapy has been shown to reduce the feelings of pain in children. Here are 7 Ways to Help You Encourage Expression and Creativity

1. ALLOW FREE PLAY

Give your child an unstructured time (e.g., 30 minutes, 1 hour, or so) to do whatever he/she wants. This free time will help your child to digest what happened during the day and to use endless imagination.

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