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Narcissists have reduced motivation in subordinate positions The personality trait known as narcissism is associated with a number of potentially troublesome personal characteristics, like entitlement and a general disregard for others. People who display excessive narcissism typically desire positions of leadership, status and power. Ample research has already been performed on the impact of narcissistic personalities when placed in leadership roles, but [...]
Men’s Mental Health Perspectives (Video) What's unique about men's mental health; people on the street in Montreal share their insights....
Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances Your eyelids are getting heavy, your arms are going limp and you feel like you’re floating through space. The power of hypnosis to alter your mind and body like this is all thanks to changes in a few specific areas of the brain, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered. The scientists [...]
Neuroscientists find electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you’ll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-day life in profound ways. For the first time, UNC [...]
Unlocking the languages of autistic children in families Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children. In a joint article, Material voices: intermediality and autism in the journal Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Dr Melissa Trimingham and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy of the [...]
‘Pain paradox’ discovery provides route to new pain control drugs A natural substance known to activate pain in the central nervous system has been found to have the opposite effect in other parts of the body, potentially paving the way to new methods of pain control. The discovery could explain the repeated – and costly – failure over the last 20 years of clinical trials [...]
Thinking about the future helps overcome relationship conflicts Thinking about the future helps overcome relationship conflicts, according to a University of Waterloo study just published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science. “When romantic partners argue over things like finances, jealousy, or other interpersonal issues, they tend to employ their current feelings as fuel for a heated argument. By envisioning their relationship in [...]
Higher Education: Mental Health as Elective We all know him. He breezed to highest honors in computer science. For fun, he devoured English classics and starred in extracurricular activities. Teachers fawned over him; the hometown newspaper lauded his academic triumphs. You admired and envied him. He was destined to change the … ...
Married to a Person Who Seems Addicted to Chaos? There seems to be a revolving door of crises at any given time. Just when things begin to slow down, another chaotic moment arises out of nowhere and demanding immediate attention. When the underlying cause is addressed, the spouse claims they have no responsibility for … ...
How Paying Attention to your Emotional Energy Can Improve your Relationships Did you know the heart has an electromagnetic field that goes way beyond our physical body? In this infographic by The Heartmath Institute, we learn about how the heart and brain work together, affecting our emotional and physical health. The Heartmath Institute talk about ‘emotional coherence’, which is the practice of focusing our positive emotion […]
Compromise nearly guaranteed when a woman is involved in decision-making pairs More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to men making decisions together, especially if you want a middle-of-the-road compromise. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research which finds that compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female-female pairs or mixed gender pairs), but hardly ever [...]
Hearing Voices is not the Same as “Imaginary Friends”... Yesterday, an advocate for the homeless was posting on Facebook about a man she was concerned about who has schizophrenia and is off of his medication. She said, “Tom is … ...
How to reduce US firearm suicide rates? Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) have found that legislation reducing access to firearms has lowered firearm suicide rates in other countries. This finding is based on evidence from around the world on the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm suicide rates. The report was published recently [...]
Husbands’ lack of full-time employment linked with higher risk of divorce A new study suggests that financial factors, including couples’ overall resources and wives’ ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples’ division of labor — paid and unpaid — that is associated with the risk of divorce. “My results suggest that, in [...]
5 Tips for Avoiding Regrets about Love Wondering how to avoid having regrets about love and relationships? These five tips will help keep you from saying "if only..."
Summertime Depression: 4 Reasons Some People Suffer From Depression...   Summer for most people is typically viewed as a time for fun, sun, vacations, relaxation, endless days, etc. However, for some people summers can be a very depressing or … ...
Polyphenols (Found in Certain Foods) and Their Impact on... What we eat has everything to do with all aspects of our health, but little realize that what we eat directly affects our mental health as well. Your mother always … ...
No dream: Electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people.
Suicidal? Don’t Throw Away Your Shot One of the most famous lines from the hit Broadway musical comes from the song, “My Shot” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In it, Alexander Hamilton acknowledges he comes from a very different background than most Americans at the time. That his real only value to the … ...
The Stress Recovery Technique That Boosts Energy And Avoids Job Burnout How you should spend your lunch break.