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I Think, Therefore I am... Mad!

The yo-yo effect is something many have painfully experienced at first hand after a diet, but are you also familiar with the big-fish-little-pond effect, the Mona Lisa syndrome and the TINA syndrome? There are countless psychological principles and phenomena we know little about, and yet on a ...

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How I Set Out to Buy some Milk and Came Home with a Bicycle

The deeper truth behind our decisions

Many of our decisions have no major influence on our lives, while others are a matter of do or die. And some of them are so insane in retrospect that we can hardly believe we took them. A single good or bad decision can change the course of our lives forever. But what influences our decisions?

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Emotional Leading

The art of leading yourself and others

How to harness the power of inspirational leadership

Our actions are generally geared towards experiencing as many positive and as few negative emotions as possible. That goes for our work as well as our private lives. But what actually generates emotions? How do they come into being?


The Art of Making an Impact

The Secret of Self-promotion

We tend to assume that charismatic people are blessed with a natural gift. But Steve Jobs, Madonna and Angela Merkel all started small. Much of what we do on a daily basis - the clothes we wear, the words we choose, our postures, facial expressions and gestures - is a form of self-presentation.

The Good Old Days

Our memory of the past is often rose-tinted, but this joyful look back is entirely justified: Nostalgia gives our life a sense of meaning and security, as well as making us happy.

Daniel Rettig examines the power of nostalgia under four main headings-history, ...


The Little Saboteur Within Us

Identifying and resolving our subconscious resistance

Your inner critic is calling? Call back!

The little saboteur is an element of our personality. It is the reason why we often take things that are important to us to a certain point, but fail to see them through to the end. It is because of this saboteur that we can give others good ...

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Is This Supposed to Be Love?

How to Effectively Escape a Narcissistic Relationship

After spending twenty years in a marriage in which she primarily just "functioned," Sonja R. falls head over heels in love. As emotionally starved as she is, Frank gives her everything she has been missing for years. However, Sonja has found herself in the arms of a narcissist, a man who wants ...

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Handbook of Autogenic Training

Basics, Techniques, Applications

This standard handbook has been in print with dtv since 1977 and has gone through thirteen editions. It was first revised and extended in 1981. The subject of autogenic training has undergone considerable changes since then, and Sven Olaf Hoffmann, the son of the author and himself a ...
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