|One-Minute Personality Test: How Neurotic Are You?
Discover the second of five components of your personality with this one-minute test.
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|The male suicides: How social perfectionism kills men
||In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why. Finally, Drummond had everything he’d ever dreamed of. He’d come a long way since he was a little boy, upset at his failure to get into the grammar school. That had been a great disappointment to his mother, and to his [...]
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|A mental health revolution is brewing — at the largest jail in the United States
||One-third of the inmates at Cook County Jail in Chicago are mentally ill, branding it as one of the largest psychiatric facilities in the country. Cook County is also the biggest jail in the U.S., housing some 9,000 prisoners on a daily basis. Now, a clinical psychologist, Nneka Jones Tapia, will be taking over the [...]
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|Nature vs. nurture: Which one determines who you are?
||A culmination of more than half a century of research collected on 14.5 million pairs of twins has finally concluded that the nature versus nurture debate is a draw. According to the plethora of data, both have nearly identical influences on a person’s behavior, which suggests we need to stop looking at ourselves as a [...]
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|This amazing video shows a paralyzed man controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts
||A brain implant that decodes intention to move has allowed a man paralysed from the neck down to control a robotic arm with unprecedented fluidity - and enjoy a beer.
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|WATCH: How video games change your brain
||There has always been a debate on whether video games change your brain or not. What's the truth about games and the brain?
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|Be More Creative to Thrive as an Introvert or...
||As a creative person, one aspect of your personality is probably high sensitivity. Psychologist Elaine Aron, who developed the concept of sensory processing sensitivity in her research and writings, thinks … ...
|How to Change Your Life One Small Step at a Time
||I think we can all agree that there are times we feel stuck. The slow creeping weight of stagnancy comes slowly at first until you’re in the middle of it … ...
|7 Wise Happiness Quotes — But Which Ones Are Really True?
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|Self-Help Tips that Are Anything But Helpful
||Often self-help can be quite helpful. But sometimes the mental health advice you run across over and over is actually inaccurate. You might read this advice in an article or a book, hear it from a colleague or internalize it from our society. Some suggestions … ...
|Three Simple Steps to Heal Conflict and Strengthen Love
||This simple technique is designed to deepen all of your intimate relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Each of its three steps leads to a deeper state of authenticity, a gentle, skillful “overthrow” of the inner and outer voices which hold us back from deeper love.
|The Surprising News about Children's Mental Health
||How mentally healthy are today’s children and teens? A comprehensive new survey shows that the current generation of young people are in better shape than we’ve realized. However, trends in medication use continue to draw concern by mental health experts.
|Psychology Around the Net: May 23, 2015
||This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers mental health and the workforce, dating with a mental illness, how pets can help your mental health, and more! May Is Mental Health Awareness Month — Here’s Why Companies Should Care: Does your company realize the crucial impact … ...
|Remote Personality Profiling
||Biographers, Business people, Investigative Journalists and Security Agencies are all interested in Profiling People for different purposes. There is certainly a great deal of information on the web but the question is what to look for and how to put it all together.
|Spike activity 12-05-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease, reports HeadQuarters after recent media bungles. We’re still waiting to hear on SimCity and Parkinson’s disease though. The American Psychiatric Association has a new corporate video that looks like a […]
|Ruminating about negative life events makes them feel closer in time, study finds
||A new study demonstrates that ruminating about negative life events makes them feel as though they occurred more recently. Ewa Siedlecka, Miriam Cooper, and Thomas Denson, researchers from UNSW Australia, Sydney, published a report in February in the journal PLoS ONE showing that the way negative emotional events feel like they occurred “just yesterday” may be psychologically [...]
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|Individuals with elevated depressive symptoms have difficulty perceiving speech
||The room is loud with chatter. Glasses clink. Soft music, perhaps light jazz or strings, fills the air. Amidst all of these background sounds, it can be difficult to understand what an adjacent person is saying. A depressed individual, brought to this cocktail party by a well-meaning friend, can slide further into himself, his inability [...]
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|Anticipating temptation may reduce unethical behavior, research finds
||Why do good people do bad things? It’s a question that has been pondered for centuries, and new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology may offer some insights about when people succumb to versus resist ethical temptations. “People often think that bad people do bad things and good people do good [...]
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|Head injuries could result in neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players
||A new article publishing online today in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine has reported the first case showing an association between exposure to head injuries in rugby union players and an increased risk in neurodegenerative disease. Until now, the association between head injuries and neurodegenerative disease, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), has predominantly been made [...]
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|Subconscious learning shapes pain responses
||In a new study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses – such as improved tolerance to pain – even when they are not consciously aware of the images. The findings are being published in the journal PNAS. Previous studies have shown that [...]
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