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It’s O.K. to Feel Sad on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day can be a depressing holiday for a lot of people. We all know that we don’t need a special day to express our love or cherish our partners. … ...
Low Birth Weight Babies At Higher Risk For Mental Health Problems Later In Life Increased risk runs from childhood into at least 30s, says study
Why Non-Violent Protests Work Why are non-violent protests more likely to achieve goals than violent ones?
Does Improving Your Relationship Really Mean Changing Your Partner?... If you ask people what they think would improve their relationship, they often have a clear formulation of what their partner could or should do to make things better. Most … ...
The Romance of Boycotting Valentine's Day And it’s precisely because romantic bonds are so meaningful and valuable that we’d do well to give Valentine’s Day the snub this year. Why?
7 Mistakes that I Keep Making in Romance and... In writing The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, I thought a lot about what I can do to make my romantic life better. In general, I’m a fan of using milestone days to prompt me to think about changes I might undertake to make … ...
The gender similarities hypothesis There is a popular notion that men and women are very different in their cognitive abilities. The evidence for this may be weaker than you expect. Janet Hyde advances what she calls the ‘gender similarities hypothesis‘, ‘which holds that males and females are similar on most, but not all, psychological variables’. In a 2016 review … Continue reading "The gender similarities hypothesis"
Chronic, Constant False Guilt Guilt. Constant guilt. Every waking moment of every single day. Guilty, guilty, guilty. Why!?! That’s what I want to know. Learning About The Conscience I remember the very day my … ...
Study: Mindfulness mitigates rejection fears and destructive relationship behaviors New research suggests that dispositional mindfulness can reduce the negative impact of rejection fears in romantic relationships. Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness, describes the personality trait of having a greater awareness of the present moment as well with one’s present thoughts and feelings. In the study, which was published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, [...]
This Anxiety Treatment Easily Better Than Stress Management In comparison, a 'stress management' actually increased stress, the researchers found. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Study: Narcissists are more likely to buy likes to look popular on Instagram Narcissistic individuals are more likely to try to enhance their popularity on Instagram with deceptive or manipulative tactics, according to research published in Computers in Human Behavior. The study, which surveyed a total of 463 emerging adults who use Instagram, found that deceptive like-seeking behavior occurred among 12-55% of the sample. Deceptive like-seeking behaviors include [...]
Scientists propose a new model to understand cyberbullying in virtual workplaces Researchers have proposed an Emotion Reaction model of workplace cyberbullying in hopes of better understanding the phenomenon. The model, outlined in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that job-related stress elicits negative emotions like anger, which then result in cyberbullying behavior. PsyPost interviewed the article’s corresponding author, Ivana Vranjes of KU Leuven. Read her [...]
How To Sleep Better With Bipolar Disorder: Part II Introduction In my previous article, I discussed three ways to helps individuals with Bipolar Disorder get a better night sleep.  They included going to bed at the same time every … ...
Happiness mapped: why work is the place we feel the worst Are you happy while you work? The answer to that question may depend on when you’re being asked it. Significant amounts of research suggest that people are – overall – happy with their jobs and get a sense of purpose from work. But our research suggests it’s not so simple. The way that our study [...]
How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory There’s no longer anything unusual about wanting an open relationship. Many who consider themselves progressive about sex, gender, love and relationships know this. It’s just that almost nobody in an open relationship wants to be open about it. What’s surprising is that so many people feel the need for secrecy. I’ve been out as polyamorous [...]
Study finds prebiotics may help people to cope with stress What are some ways you cope with stresses in your life? Do you do yoga? Meditate? Exercise? Perhaps you should add taking prebiotics to that list. Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the [...]
Alzheimer’s may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease Rutgers scientists say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able [...]
How To Sleep Better With Bipolar Disorder Introduction A symptom of Bipolar Disorder is insomnia or hyperinsomnia.  This article will explore three ways to get better sleep at night.  They include going to bed at the same … ...
The stress of sitting in traffic can lead to more crime Society pays a heavy price for traffic. It leads to lost time, more pollution and increased spending on gasoline. In metropolitan areas, road congestion in 2012 led consumers to waste 2.9 billion gallons of fuel and spend 5.5 billion hours sitting in traffic. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the average commuter wastes 42 [...]
Research suggests wearing a police uniform changes the way the brain processes info New research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists at McMaster University suggests that simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status. The study, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, raises [...]