Thursday, 5 May 2016

cut-e ScienceBlog is back - be inspired by cut-e

We are happy to announce that cut-e ScienceBlog is back. We took some time to come up with a new and broader concept and we also re-designed the entire website. From now on you will find cut-e ScienceBlog at http://scienceblog.cut-e.com/. There we also introduce the new ScienceBlog concept: Inspired by cut-e to boost individual and corporate performance. Let us outline what this means.

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology

Last week we attended the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was a very interesting and inspiring congress that clearly shows that the field is evolving and changing. With the general public, Positive Psychology still has the image of being “Happiology”, but in fact it is not and has never been. This year at the congress it was more obvious than ever that Positive Psychology is of course intending to make individuals flourish, but that this is ultimately supposed to lead to a better society.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

From personal to emotional hygiene

We know a lot about maintaining our physical health, but not much about maintaining our mental health. We suffer psychological injuries (such as failure) so much more often than physical injuries and they can impact our lives dramatically, yet we do not treat them and it does not even occur to us that we should do something about it.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Why our brain loves stories

Two weeks ago we learned that our brains are better at encoding stories as opposed to simple facts. This week we will explore why this is the case and how we can make use of this fact.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Facts and fiction

Last week we reported on some psychology myths and debunked them. Many of them are the result of our tendency to accept whatever is reported in the media without questioning it. However, this effect is not restricted to ‘facts’. It seems that also fiction, for example films, shape our knowledge. We tend to believe whatever we see in a film, even if we know it is not the truth. How do we know, why is this and what can we do about it?