How to Get Fit – Four Habits to Make Exercise Easier

For quite a lot of us, going to the gym or out for a run is something you have to ‘make’ yourself do. Yet after you’ve done your workout you feel amazing! So why is it so hard to gear yourself up for exercise when you know you’ll feel good ...

Oct 20

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Sports Psychology

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This Is How to Stop Students Dropping Out of University

Over half a million students begin university every year, but many of these students drop out before the end of their first year. A new study, conducted over 7 years, shines light on which methods are successful in trying to combat the number of ...

Oct 19

Categories: Academic Issues

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Playing Up the Benefits of Play at Work

From a traditional point of view, dedication to ones work life and sustaining a good work ethic are highly important to succeed in life, while playing around and lacking focus are portrayed as the enemy. Research, however, has shown that play can ...

Oct 17

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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What Causes Sibling Rivalry? An Evolutionary Perspective

Siblings are frequently found fighting over the best toy, the favorite toy, or the last cookie. But at first glance, sibling rivalries do not make sense from an evolutionary perspective – they share similar genes, so they should be inclined only ...

Oct 14

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems, Parenting

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Traveling with Anxiety – Prepare for a Carefree Trip

Trying to travel while in a constant state of worry isn’t the best way to enjoy a vacation. How are some of those fears alleviated, so you can finally enjoy your time off? Here’s a good look at what most people with anxiety fear when they think ...

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety

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Self-Driving Cars Face Psychological Speed Bumps

The industry and regulators seem ready to embrace autonomous cars, but are consumers? Many people are uncomfortable with a car figuring out who to harm in a situation where a collision is unavoidable. Even after manufacturers demonstrate that ...

Oct 12

Categories: Other

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Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?

Does social media use strengthen relationships, or does it displace offline interactions? New research identifies compares two contradicting hypotheses on the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use.

Oct 11

Categories: Friendships, Other, Social Isolation

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How Feeling Full Can Make You Want to Eat More

Diets often only work for a limited period of time, and once the diet is over, most people relapse into overeating. A new study says this craving of food even when you are full could be explained by behavioral conditioning.

Oct 10

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other

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How Transitioning Leads to Better Mental Health – and Job ...

Research has shown that transitioning improves trans people’s mental health. Whether the physical change involves medical treatment or not, the effects have been found to be overwhelmingly positive.

Oct 7

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Workplace ...

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Medicine’s Gender Revolution: How Women Stopped Being Treated As ...

For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’. However, men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons.

Oct 4

Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Women's Issues

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What Happens to Your Body When You’re Stressed

We all feel stressed from time to time – it’s all part of the emotional ups and downs of life. Evolutionary, the stress response has many advantages, however prolonged feelings of stress will wear and tear on the body. But what exactly goes on ...

Oct 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...

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How Sleep Helps Us to Remember and Forget at the Same Time

Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows.

Sep 29

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Other

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Optimize Learning With Psychological Science – Study Strategies for ...

Cognitive psychology research translated into a bite-size summary of useful study strategies that students and teachers can put into practice right away.

Sep 27

Categories: Academic Issues, Learning Difficulties

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The Motivation Switch in Your Brain

The part of your brain that is crucial in perceiving the intentions of others can be directly linked to the ability to clarify your own intensions and self-motivate – the dual role of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex!

Sep 26

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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12 Jobs That Make People Most Satisfied

…and the 12 linked to the least satisfaction with life. A large US survey found that clergy are the happiest and most satisfied workers in America, while roofers seem to be the least satisfied with their work.

Sep 26

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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