Does Wearing Makeup Help in Increasing Your Social Status?

For women, wearing makeup at work can be a complex issue. They must balance looking professional with the risk of being objectified. Overall, research shows that use of cosmetics signals status. A new paper, published in October 2016 in Perception, ...

Jan 16

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Nightmares May Signal Increased Risk of Suicide

As suicide rates continue to climb, psychologists and public health officials scramble to find solutions. Michael Nadorff, a psychologist at Mississippi State University, argues that one treatable risk factor has been hiding in the dark: nightmares.

Jan 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

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Guided Meditation Video For Coping With Grief

This comforting guided meditation video by Jason Stephenson includes soothing music and his calm voice guiding you through a ...

Jan 13

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Medication Outperforms CBT ...

The primary treatment for adults with ADHD has always been the primary treatment together with good empirical support, however, many adults would rather not take it. Research studies have explored if medication is likely to provide significant ...

Jan 13

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Using Self-Talk to Save Your Relationship

The best things in life are free! Self-talk is one simple technique that can be used to guide you through difficult times in a relationship and help you see the situation from a new perspective.

Jan 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Drunk Mice Get the Munchies

The increased desire to eat when you're drunk might have more to do with changes in your brain than changes in your stomach!

Jan 12

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Our Senses Can't Learn Under Stress!

Stress has multiple damaging effects on your mental and physical health. Furthermore, neuroscientists have discovered that stress could even inhibit your ability to learn!

Jan 12

Categories: Stress Management

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Your Mentality Towards Exercising

A major influence to instilling an exercise habit for the new year clearly depends on one psychological factor which affects our chances on how we think we will feel during the exercise, and how that compares to the way we actually feel when we get ...

Jan 11

Categories: Health Psychology, Sports Psychology

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Mum’s Alert – Teenagers’ brains process risk differently

Due to the immaturity of the teen brain, lacking of the same connectivity between frontal decision making areas and deeper reward-related brain areas, teenagers are more prone to taking risks. However, there’s a social element involved when an ...

Jan 11

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Bilangualism May Save Brain Resources As You Age

Bilingual children might have an extra advantage of knowing two languages--they are prone to develop brain pathways that save mental resources.

Jan 10

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The Best Nap Time For Big Mental Health Boost

Naps have been known to boost cognitive performances and researchers have further discovered that the best time to do so is right after lunch--and it keeps your brain young!

Jan 10

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How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy

Erica Hepper and her colleagues explain one simple method to invoke empathy in narcissists.

Jan 10

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Help for Depression and Anxiety Through Your Smartphone

A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps – IntelliCare has been created to help individuals with depression and/or anxiety to cope. Participants who used the app up to four times a day reported significantly less depression and anxiety.

Jan 9

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Personality Differences - Know the Best Way to Avoid Stress and ...

Are you the majority who cannot do your job well and stress out easily without email? A new study shows how personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.

Jan 9

Categories: Stress Management

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