A Positive Correlation between ADHD and Autism

New research finds a relationship between ADHD and ASD traits and behavior. 334 participants were taken from a healthy adult population and self-report measures were used assess the respondents.

Nov 17

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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A faster and more reliable way to learn?

A state of novelty has proven to be an effective AND efficient way to learn - our brain tells us so!

Nov 17

Categories: Other

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The Paradox of Addiction

The Addiction Paradox Conundrum: Chronic pain management and skyrocketing death rates? People are increasingly becoming addicted to opiates, marking dangerous times ahead. New approaches to this addiction are needed. Pronto.

Nov 16

Categories: Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction

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The legacy of grief: Coping with loss

Author C.S. Lewis wrote about the death of his wife: "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." The very self can be swallowed by the void that sets in when a loved one dies. How do we cope when the gap left by the absence of a partner, ...

Nov 16

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Very Intelligent People Actually Make Less Effective Leaders

Super smart leaders suffering from too much of a good thing? New research investigates the curvilinear effect of intelligence on perceived leadership behaviour and finds evidence showing that too much intelligence harms leadership effectiveness.

Nov 15

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Problem With IQ

When a single number is used to determine future actions, such as placement in a school or organization, the concept of IQ is at its worst! What exactly is an IQ score, and what should it not be?

Nov 13

Categories: Other

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Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

Scientists recommend letting your child get dirty: According to their research, being out in the wild can improve a child’s physical and mental resilience. Dirt makes us psychologically strong!

Nov 10

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Want to Give a Good Gift? Think Past the “Big Reveal”

The first Christmas decorations have been set up all around Singapore, and shops are advertising holiday specials – the time to do your Christmas shopping is close! Not sure what would be a good present? Psychologists have researched what to ...

Nov 9

Categories: Other

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How can I provide guidance and support for my child on using social ...

A workshop on moderating smartphones & social media use for your child: Discussion of skills and strategies on how to use mobiles ‘smart’ and ‘wisely’.

Nov 8

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Seven Benefits of Swimming for Your Mental Wellbeing

There’s something very therapeutic about being in or near water. Here’s what science has to say about it.

Nov 7

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Risk Perception: Why We Worry About Shark Attacks, Not Car Crashes

The risk of a deadly encounter with a shark is 1 in 3,748,067 while the lifetime risk of dying in a car crash is a staggering 1 in 84 – still most people are more afraid of shark attacks than car crashes. New Zealand psychological scientists have ...

Nov 2

Categories: Fear, Other

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How to Take (Better) Breaks

So far surprisingly little research investigated employee breaks at work, and even less research provided prescriptive suggestions for better workday breaks in terms of when, where, and how break activities are most beneficial. After analyzing data ...

Nov 1

Categories: Other, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Extended Adolescence: When 25 Is the New 18

It is a common grumble that teens try to grow up too fast – no more! New research suggests that teenagers are less likely to engage in adult activities such as having sex and drinking alcohol, and the explanations for this phenomenon are ...

Oct 31

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...

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Five Habits to Becoming a Morning Person

Do you ever struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Is the snooze button your friend or foe? Most of us are not morning people, but would like to be. Here is a list of life hacks by health and lifestyle editor Sophie Mellor that can help you wake ...

Oct 26

Categories: Other

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The Importance of Work-life Balance

Taking control of your work-life balance: Find out why it is important; whether you have a good balance; and how to improve it!

Oct 25

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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