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Researchers identify key features of the emotional state of ‘being moved’ Being moved is at the heart of the human experience. While art strives to move people, psychologists have yet to define the construct of ‘being moved.’ A German study on PLoS ONE published in early June of this year examines this experience through three studies. Experiment 1 focused on identifying “eliciting scenarios, prototypical emotional ingredients [...] The post Researchers identify key features of the emotional state of ‘being moved’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Why do People Blame, Criticize and Intimidate Me? Antagonism is a term used to describe attention seeking in the form of blame, criticism and intimidation. Since the antagonist is seeking our attention, it is up to us to … ...
Amy Winehouse Documentary Will be Heartbreaking Amy will be hitting theaters soon and will depict Amy Winehouse’s meteoric rise to fame and devastating decline until her untimely death from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011.  A … ...
REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing use of REM-disrupting medications such as stimulants and antidepressants.
Did Sexism, “Mad Men” Mentality End Ben Affleck’s Marriage?... It was a bit of a shock when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce earlier this week, despite the fact that there have been rumors about … ...
Spike activity 03-07-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria says PSFK Oxford academic warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all in The Telegraph. Fusion reports on how artificial intelligence is evolving to recognise porn. BBC Radio […]
Near Misses Are Motivating Modern slot machines are fascinating devices. Most of them are not mechanical, they are electronic. That means that you pull the lever (or press a button) and the machine draws a random number that determines whether you have won. After that, the machine displays a show on the screen that ultimately lets you see whether you won.
How to Survive When Your Child Has a Mental Illness There are times when surviving is all a parent feels like they are doing. From broken bones to broken hearts, we survive one crisis after another. Parenting can be difficult enough if your child is healthy, but if they have a mental illness it can … ...
This Obvious Happiness Strategy Really Does Work, Study Finds Trying too hard to be happy can backfire, but study reveals a strategy that works. » Continue reading: This Obvious Happiness Strategy Really Does Work, Study Finds » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Study Tests If More Relationship Sex Really Boosts Happiness 10 Ways To Be Happier at Work A Well-Known Trick To Jog Your Memory DOES Actually Work, Study Finds The Happiness Equation: It Can Predict How Good You Will Feel Moment-by-Moment How to Set Goals That Lead to Happiness
How city living may be harming your mental health Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.
Improve Your Relationship Instantly It’s not a secret, really, though I’m going to make you click to find out more (because I’m cagey like that…)Touch! Touch often, casually and intimately. Touch because you can. … ...
You Are Your Child’s “First Verb” "First Verb Parenting" sees parents as a “child’s first verb”---loving action figures giving meaning, direction, guidance, and linking---to children, their attentive subjects.
Best of Our Blogs: July 3, 2015 The upcoming 4th of July holiday conjures up images of freedom. What does freedom mean to you? If you could dream up what freedom really looks like in your ideal life, which definition rings most true to you? Freedom from negative thoughts, a break from illness, a … ...
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Performance Anxiety: Don’t Be A Dud! Matchstick Stew: Go! Go! Go! FLY! Go Sky-high for Bob & Mike. Don’t be a dud!! Rockets flying in the air: Ka-Boom Boom! Blam! Pow! Ka-blam Old Bottle Rocket: trying … ...
Commonly prescribed drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment at UCL. In contrast, the dopamine-boosting Parkinson’s drug levodopa made healthy people more selfish, eliminating an altruistic tendency to prefer harming themselves over [...] The post Commonly prescribed drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers find mass killings and school shootings are contagious Mass killings and school shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious, according to a team of scientists from Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University. Study author Sherry Towers, research professor in the ASU Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, explained, “The hallmark of contagion is observing patterns of many events [...] The post Researchers find mass killings and school shootings are contagious appeared first on PsyPost.
Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has now revealed how this might happen in the brain. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that when someone tries to remember one aspect of [...] The post Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events appeared first on PsyPost.
Traders’ hormones may destabilize financial markets The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilise financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a study. Researchers simulated the trading floor in the lab by having volunteers buy and sell assets among themselves. They measured the volunteers’ natural hormone levels in one experiment and artificially raised them in another. When given doses [...] The post Traders’ hormones may destabilize financial markets appeared first on PsyPost.