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Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently?

Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more.

The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-care steps.

What’s Behind the Confidence of the Incompetent? This Suddenly Popular Psychological Phenomenon: While it’s been around forever (long before it was named), the Dunning-Kruger Effect has only recently been studied in social psychology and helps explain why people who actually don’t know it all think they do and are pretty confident — too confident — about it.

These 5 New Psychology Studies Could Help You Find Your True Calling: Learn the difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion, why having an unanswered calling is worse than having no calling at all, why doing a job you enjoy doesn’t mean you’ll find passion, and more.

This 15-Minute Yoga Flow Will Release Months of Tension: For many (dare I say most?) people, practicing yoga is an excellent way to combat stress and anxiety and learn to achieve and maintain a state of inner peace and calm. This flow of eight yoga poses is perfect for both experienced yogis who only have a few minutes on a particular day and newbie yogis looking to start practicing.

How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed by Unimportant Things: Dr. Samantha Brody shares an excerpt from her new book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out to help us identify our True North Values, learn how to design a life of alignment, and more.

Men and Women Remember Pain Differently: More and more, scientists believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain is memory of earlier pain, and now new research suggests there might be variations in how males and females remember pain.

Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2019). Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from
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