Author Archives: Margarita Sala

The Importance of Measure in Psychology

Developing adequate measures is essential for the advancement of psychology as a science. Without the ability to adequately measure intended constructs, it is difficult for scientists to conduct experiments, form theories, or improve interventions. How do we know if a … Continue reading

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Can mindfulness meditation reduce chronic pain?

If you have suffered from chronic pain, you have likely tried several strategies to relieve the pain. One strategy that has recently become popular for pain relief is mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation refers to a process of developing the skill … Continue reading

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What Explains How People Feel During and After Exercise?

We all know that exercising is good for us. Yet, few of us engage in regular exercise. One reason individuals may choose to exercise or to not to exercise is that an individual may feel good or bad during exercise. … Continue reading

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Daily Self-Weighing: The Secret to Successful Weight Loss Maintenance

Is it useful to step on the scale every day? Findings from a recent study suggest that daily self-weighing might be the key to successful weight loss maintenance. In a recently published study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine ┬áresearchers examined … Continue reading

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Does Monitoring Goal Progress Promote Goal Attainment?

Most of us have tried tracking the foods we eat or used a FitBit in hopes of meeting our health goals. Have you wondered whether it was worth the trouble? Findings from a recent meta-analysis published in Psychological Bulletin suggest … Continue reading

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