Recognition

The word ‘Recognition’ means to re – cognate. So what is cognition? Cognition infers the mental (not emotional) action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought. The word thought is important here. We need to distinguish thought or cognition from feelings or emotions. Cognitions are not emotions – thoughts are not feelings. Yet, […]

Seduction, the truth and politicians

In the last podcast Ed and I were looking at the psychological phenomenon of ‘attitude alignment’, the idea that we, below our awareness, take on the prevailing attitudes of whichever group we are with. On the day we were recording that podcast, Theresa May announced that she was going to the country in a general […]

Attitude Alignment

Blaming your friends for your lack of drive could be real. So could blaming them for your energy and enthusiasm and for your prejudice, bias and bigotry. This story caught my attention and made me think a lot about why we are the way that we are. Where do our attitudes and beliefs come from? […]

TSHP201: The Power of Altruism

What’s Coming This Episode? You’d think after 200 episodes that we’d have exhausted all possible half help categories but far from it. The subject of altruism popped up on Ed’s feed and it’s a fantastic one. Here goes… Enjoy the show, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links Sean wrote a blog post […]

Altruism

“Feed the world”….So sang Bob Geldof and Co at Live Aid. A recent article in the Huffingtonpost looked at some psychological research that suggests that cooking for and feeding others is hugely satisfying for the cook as well as the recipients. As a cook, I love it, I know that feeling of joy and satisfaction […]