Why do people act against the better judgement? One theory states that this is based on the cognitive dissonance (this is a situation when people hold two or more contradicting beliefs, like participating in animal rights movement and eating meat, or going to the store in mask and gloves, but buying loads of cigarettes). "Better judgement" would require looking out for animals or your own health in all situations, not only when you pick and choose, but people do not act so surprisingly often. What do they do with these conflicting beliefs?
- Compensate - keep eating unhealthy food, but also spend more time working out.
- Avoid information that increases tension ("I just stopped reading these recommendations, no one can keep track of them")
- Downplay - "find" arguments why the beliefs are not as significant ("oh, I don't restrict myself - I know this is not healthy, but I'm not going to die healthy")
- Change inconvenient beliefs ("I know, it is not healthy for me, but being stressed about it is even more unhealthy, so I will keep doing this")
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A book that I would like to recommend. Mostly to help distinguish pseudoscientific inspirational books from the shelves labeled as psychology from the real scientific books. It is important to understand that single keyword does not define the value of the knowledge. From where I look, buddhism has succeeded better (and much earlier) to summarise all spiritual practices into the single and fluent totality. They knew long ago that mindful attention, focus on here and now, meditation as form of active rest are important to the proper balance of the body. We are discovering the same only during last decades. Sincerely, all of it is being confirmed as efficient methods. Perhaps, there is no need to reinvent the bicycle, especially if it has been working and improved for hundreds of years?
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I talked to Vitoldas Masalskis about coaching psychology, research, mental healthcare, and a little bit about one's life and worldview.
It was a deep and meaningful conversation. 💛
Some of the topics include:
➡️ Do you need counseling, therapy, or coaching?
➡️ Why psychological knowledge is important?
➡️ When should a coach refer one's clients?
➡️ Why is coaching psychology on the rise?
➡️ How to learn more about coaching?
We both agreed to meet for the second round in the future. 👌
P. S. The video is in Lithuanian. 🇱🇹