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Psychology Around the Net: October 3, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! October is my favorite month of all — and I love Saturdays — so what could be better than spending a few free moments cozying up outside under the changing color of the leaves and checking out all the latest … ...
Selfish or Selfless: Egoism and Altruism Test Measure your egoistic and altruistic tendencies with this quick online test. It may be difficult to know how you come across, and answering this type of questions may be a real eye opener.
Inside The Mind of the Mass Killer Knoll wonders if the true solution to mass murder might involve a three pronged approach - better media responsibility over reporting these incidents, tighter gun regulation and improved mental health services.
Does knowing high-status people help or hurt? How happy you are may have something to do with who you know -- and where you come from. A sociology professor, set out to discover whether knowing high-status people helped or harmed mental health, using depressive symptoms as a proxy.
10 Creative Prompts to Try This Weekend As adults, we can take our days very seriously. After all, our days are filled with responsibilities and chores and tasks that need to get done. And these are serious … ...
6 Surprising Benefits of Self-Compassion Do you ever call yourself names or beat yourself up over the mistakes you make? If so, you might be missing out on the incredible benefits of self-compassion.
Cancer Diagnosis Put Strain on Amy Robach and Andrew... Even the strongest relationships can suffer from a serious medical diagnosis. Good Morning America host, Amy Robach, and her husband, actor Andrew Shue, learned this the hard way.  After just … ...
Math For Dessert Helps Students Remember My students are working hard to master all the new concepts they’ve been learning in math class. It’s a lot to absorb! The key to getting all these rules and … ...
7 Healthy, Beneficial Reasons to Let Loose and Cry Sometimes a good cry is the best thing EVER! “Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.” – Shannon Hale, Princess Academy Ever feel so stressed out, so overwhelmed, or so mad at your partner (or at life) that you just … ...
Why Are Little Girls' Halloween Costumes Still So Sexy? I just read about the concerned mom who wrote a letter to Party City, outraged about this year's Halloween costumes for little girls. She was particularly furious about a sexy police girl costume marketed to young girls. I agree. Every year when I take my daughter Halloween costume shopping, I wonder how this hot and sexy trend for young girls will impact girls' futures...
The Quiet Room This month’s British Journal of Psychiatry has a brief but fascinating article about a 1979 Marvel comic featuring and written by rock legend Alice Cooper which depicts his real-life admission to a psychiatric ward. The comic was timed to coincide with the release of his concept album From The Inside which describes his experiences as […]
How can a monotonous job be meaningful? Psychologist says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on all the ways we find fulfillment, even in jobs many might consider mundane.
‘Phubbing’ ruining relationships, study says Ignoring someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead is leading to higher levels of depression and ruining relationships.
Can exercise help with bullying? There are psychological benefits of exercise, especially for teens who feel sad or hopeless from bullying.
The Borderline Daughter Is your daughter developing a Borderline Personality? Is she difficult or truly in trouble? Here are some clues that should prove helpful.
Late bedtimes for teens could lead to weight gain over time Research shows that every hour of sleep lost is associated with a 2.1 point increase in body mass index (BMI) over a five-year period.
Identifying and tackling feelings of insecurity Most people feel insecure at some point in their lives and some experience insecurity over extended periods of time, even life-long. Feelings of insecurity bring chaos in one’s life and … ...
A Profile of Oregon's Pseudocommando Killer Dr. Park Dietz has identified three types of mass murderers—family annihilators, pseudocommandos, and set-and-run killers. The killer who targeted people at Umpqua Community College was a classic pseudocommando.
The Hidden Psychological Magnet for Emotional Pain One of the characteristics of empowered people: They stay out of their own way. Perhaps the number one method of getting in our own way is self-sabotaging personal expectations. You’ve … ...
Do Social Odors Build Cities? Is your smell communicating everything about you, from your state of mind to the foods and drugs you take? Learn how the invisible sense of smell influences every aspects of your daily life.