whats your story

So, what’s your story?

Dr. Farah Naqvi General Psychology

I was attending a farewell function at a university when graduating students were called upon to share a few words about their journey. Some recalled of moments when they first entered the college premises, while some went back to their childhood ambitions and how they landed up in this college. Listening to them recounting their experiences, one thing was apparent ...

The Minacious Trap of Seeking Excessive Social Approval

Dr. Farah Naqvi General Psychology

Do you find yourself pleasing others sometimes at the cost of your own personal preferences and happiness? Do you feel utterly dejected when faced with criticism? Do you find buying yourself gadgets and products not because they cater to your senses but because they are in trend? Do you engage in endorsing religious or moral content in virtual space, not ...

Self Talk

iibp-admin General Psychology, Mental Health

How do you talk to yourself? By that, I don’t mean talking out-loud while walking down the street, or sitting alone, I mean, what is the tone of your inner dialogue: the conversations we have with ourselves in the privacy of our own mind? The words we use to speak to ourselves can have a huge impact on us. If ...

Optimism Bias (Unrealistic Optimism & the Illusion Of Invulnerability)

Himaja Boinapalli General Psychology

Optimism   Optimism can be one’s biggest strength. It acts as a self-fulfilling prophecy, helps us take risks, learn more & succeed, reduces stress & anxiety, elevates our mood and happiness, reduces the risk of coronary heart disease/death & thus improves health and wellbeing, just to name a few benefits.  ("The Optimism Bias: Imagining A Positive Future", n.d.) Optimism has ...

Participation in Workplace Democracy and its Implications on Authoritarianism

Manav Agarwal Uncategorized

Psychologists have always viewed authoritarianism as a rather rigid personality trait that is not susceptible to short term change. Authoritarianism refers to the “tendency to be deferent to authority and to be intolerant of deviance from existing social hierarchies” (Wu & Paluck, 2020, p. 2). The studies conducted by Wu & Paluck (2020) provide contrasting evidence to the idea of ...

Neuro-psychology Of Complaining & What We Can Do

Himaja Boinapalli General Psychology

According to the Cambridge dictionary, complaining is the act of saying that something is wrong or not satisfactory. An average person complains 30 times a day. (Will Bowen, leading author & speaker on the topic, founder of ComplaintFreeWorld) We can complain to start/ end a conversation, we complain when we feel powerless, frustrated, complain out of habit, to avoid responsibility, ...

Engaging in Stereotype – not right!

Dr. Farah Naqvi General Psychology, Mental Health

Wow! What a critical point he has brought in the discussion. Oh! He is a Banerjee, a Bengali. They eat fish every day, and this is the result, sharp memory. Mr Banerjee could not help but silently chuckle to himself. This was not the first time he had heard a remark like this. He was, in fact, in deep reflection ...

The Secret Lives of Indian Men & Women, Unveiled Through Two Consecutive Crises

Mariya Jilinskaya General Psychology, Mental Health

Tweet It has been several years now that I live and work in India, and that India became a sort of fieldwork space for my psychological research. I wasn’t specifically drawn to India, I am neither an Anthropologist, nor an Ethnographist much less an Indologist, but being a Psychologist – India was to me just like any other country, like ...

Announcing Mr. Rajan Sinha as Vice-President & Head of Committee

iibp-admin Coaching, News Corner, Training and Development

Tweet IIBP appoints Mr. Rajan Sinha as "Vice-President & Head, Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Practices."   On 29th April 2020, Mr. Rajan Sinha was appointed as Vice-President & Head of Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Practices. Mr. Rajan Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Mantrana Consulting is a PCC-level certified Life and Leadership Coach from Coach-for-life, Inc., USA. A former Head, ...