Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
"We all have all kinds of difficulties" - says everyone, me included. But I always have a list of footnotes following that with texceptions, and not all of them are interesting to all people :) But I will share this one :) Scientists set out to define what is a psychologically healthy personality. You would be assigned to this category if: 👆 your openness to feelings is high (meaning you have a willingness to contemplate and engage with your feelings) 👆 your positive emotions in extraversion scale has a high value (meaning that you do experience positive emotions often - might be cause you do not spend most of the time experiencing negative ones, but not necessarily) 👆 your straightforwardness value in agreeableness trait is high (you tend to be truthful when dealing with others) 👆 all values in your neuroticism trait are low (reflecting low levels of vulnerability, impulsivity, depressiveness, anger and anxiety) Such people are happier, more satisfied with life, more optimistic, better at self-control, are less likely to act with aggression, hostility, are less anti-social. Such people are also not likely to be narcissistic (no surprise! narcissism is compensating and defensive behavior, and self-confident people do not need to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to anyone). All of these personality traits are measured by NEO PI-R personality questionnaire. All missing or weaker traits can be developed. I can help with both :) My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Study: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-00289-001 Photo: Alexandr Ivanov from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #healthyperson #pesonalitytraits #NEOPIR
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Only cheese in mouse trap comes for free. And sometimes - glimpses of human kindness, such as this free book. Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, Tegan Cruwy, "Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19" is a book by four social psychologists about the pandemic, about how we succeed and fail to deal with it and which psychological phenomenons take part in it. We do not necessarily realize that identity perception, leadership, social influence, difference between "comply" and "support", behavior change, conspiracy theories, social distancing, group threats, risk perception and management, collective trauma, mass psychology, solidarity, inequality, polarization and group identity have an impact on all of us, all at once. To be able to identify the importance and magnitude of each factor is not an easy task, but might be easier to handle after reading this great book. Book: https://books.google.lt/books?id=UpfvDwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT67&dq=psychology&lr&pg=PT67#v=onepage&q=psychology&f=false My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my talk to know more about dealing with changes #spoonfulofreason #psychology #free #covid19 #recommendedreading
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Minimalism is a way of life focused on owning as few things as possible (or only as many as necessary). Besides obvious financial or time-saved-for-tidying advantages, switching to minimalism as minimalism itself has noticeable psychological benefits. Participants in this qualitative study were practitioners of minimalism. They stated that they enjoy an improved wellbeing due to increased autonomy, competence, mental space, awareness and positive emotions. Previous research also identifies themes of simplicity, pro-ecological behaviors and control on materialism. How many thing s do you own that you do not really need? And how about that mental space?... My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my talk to discuss minimalism and psychology! Article: https://roomtothink.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Lloyd_et_al-2020-International_Journal_of_Applied_Positive_Psychology-2.pdf Photo: Sofie Zbořilová from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #minimalism #order #ecology #mentalspace
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Does minimalism, besides being nice source of content for social media, have any other benefits, for example, psychological? Apparently, it does. The research outlines four behaviors related to minimalism: clutter removal, cautious shopping, longevity (of the purchased items, I assume) and self-sufficiency. The research also found that minimalism significantly increases feeling of flourishing (nice choice of the term!) and alleviates depression. 👆 I _always_ said, that tidying is a great form of meditation, that it is also a series of calm, repetitive motions (and leads to relaxation), besides, the result is always visually pleasing! My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my talk to know more about psychology of cleaning! Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352550921000397 Photo: Scott Webb from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #minimalism #tidying #flourishing #depression

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