|'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia
||The cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, new research has found. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. The study is the largest brain imaging study to date on the cerebellum in schizophrenia, with important implications for our understanding of the disorder.
|How a Narcissist Gets Ahead at Work
||Ever wonder how a narcissist charms superiors into granting them a promotion while simultaneously taking advantage of co-workers? Despite the rages with co-workers, their rise to the top occurs in record breaking time. So how are they able to pull off this feat? Their tricks … ...
|3 Triggers that Cause Us to Reach for Our...
||How often are you picking up your smartphone and checking your notifications every day? If you are like most users you say around forty times, maybe less. Which means you are probably underestimating your phone usage by as much as 50%. The real number, according … ...
|Free Speech and Thought on Campus
||Whatever one's views are concerning politics, ethics, and religion, we should engage in discussion, dialogue, and debate about these issues.
|New light shed on key player in brain development
||Researchers have shed light on how the developing brain ensures that connections between brain cells reach their intended destination but that they are also maintained during life-span.
|Most people 'aren't as happy as their friends' on social media
||A study led by computer scientists has found that people with the most connections on social media are also happier. This may cause most social media users to not only regard themselves as less popular than their friends but also less happy.
|Humor Sometimes Makes Stressful Situations Better
||Jokes and witty conversation can make you feel closer to the people around you. Is this how humor helps with stress?
|The Badass Personalities of People Who Like Being Alone
||What are the personality characteristics of people who like spending time alone? What about people who are unafraid to be single? Four studies offer an affirming profile.
|4 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Your Stress Right Now
||We tend to forget that one of the best stress relievers is always available to us: our breath. For instance, according to the American Institute of Stress, “Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes … ...
|Refugees struggle with mental illness, suicide attempts increase
||Aid groups say that as hope of resettlement dims for many refugees, mental illness is on the rise.
|Handling workplace biases
||Positive psychology can help companies promote positive workplace cultures.
|The Demisexual Phenomenon
||It seems like every week we’re hearing new terms for people that are on a fluid sexual scale. The latest to make headlines is the term “Demisexual.” Demisexuals define themselves as people who become sexually attracted to someone the deeper and longer they know them. … ...
|Caution, Moms: Your Daughters Are Listening
||It’s summer. For millions of women, wearing a bathing suit in public is agonizing. Do we keep beating ourselves up or try something new this year for the sake of our daughters?
|16 Ways to Make Your Workday More Productive
||It can be easy to get comfortable at your job and start slacking off. But in order to succeed at your job and move forward in your career, you need to push past that and continue to be productive. Here are some tips to lead … ...
|“Exercise Withdrawal” Can Harm Mental Health
||We all know that exercise and happiness go hand-in-hand. But what happens when people cut back on daily exercise – whether because they’re busy, they develop health conditions that prevent exercise, or they just lapse in their habits? You might guess that what happens is nothing good, and you’d be...
|Long-term memories made with meaningful information
||When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent study.
|Pride in Mental Health: Crisis Intervention
||An interview with David Bond, Vice President of Programs at The Trevor Project, and Shoko Morikawa, Crisis Counselor Supervisor at Crisis Text Line.
|Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 3
||Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, discusses the challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners.
|What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Personality
||Two surveys hint at links between sleep position, personality and the strength of your relationship.
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|When We Outsource Talking to Toys
||Many of us are drawn in by the promise that electronic toys will help our children learn. But do they live up to this promise?