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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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|3 Keys to Becoming a Conscious Eater
||Conscious eating nourishes your body with food and your mind and heart with peace. It is grounded in caring and compassion. It involves listening calmly and overriding the often-frustrating pull of emotional eating. To get started and help you focus, ask yourself a few questions: … ...
|If I Speak Up, Bad Things Will Happen
||There you are in conversation, holding back. Of course you see the opportunities to share your opinions, ask questions and be heard. But what if you do speak up and … ...
|The Right to Say No
||Because I work at a school, I get introduced to a lot of children. I usually start by holding out a hand in case they want to brush it, grasp … ...
|Work on Your Relationship, or End It?
||Sometimes we’re unhappy in a relationship but we don’t know which way to go with it. If you find you’re in a holding pattern, here are some questions to ask yourself in … ...
|Online Personality Disorders
||In my work as a web psychologist, I’m exposed to many different types of user behavior and online decision-making processes. Although each person is different and has an individual style, I have identified six recurring patterns of behavior that I identify as specific “online personality types.” In this piece, I’ll discuss the six pattern types, explain the psychological d
|4 Tips to Reduce Final Exam Anxiety
||The school year is coming to a close, but high school students first need to make it through final exams. Try these strategies to get a handle on your anxiety … ...
|3 Secrets to a Healthy and Happy Relationship
||Just because you love your partner does not mean that you won’t have arguments and disagreements and even moments when you feel like you can’t stand one another. The most … ...
|Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS, frontotemporal dementia
||A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), both of which are caused by a mutation in the a gene called C9ORF72.