Players of Violent Video Games Do Not Have Emotionally Blunted Brains

There is much debate on the topic of whether violent video games cause aggressiveness in players. While one study alone will not settle this debate, the results of a new paper published in Brain Imaging and Behaviour provides support against the ...

Jul 19

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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The Simplest Way to Help Someone in Pain

You may have encountered instances where you are with someone experiencing physical pain, but feeling at a loss of how to help reduce their agony. A new research has shown that simply holding their hand is enough to reduce the pain they are ...

Jul 19

Categories: Empathy

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Start Living Life Without Your Inner Demons

We all have different experiences in life - some are good, and some are bad. We understandably want to forget hurtful events. However, negative emotions will be carried around with you until it is properly dealt with. Ignoring painful memories only ...

Jul 17

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Six Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Good self-esteem helps us tide through challenges in life, and allows us to enjoy life on good days. If you are feeling less confident than usual, here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.

Jul 17

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Generosity Makes You Happier

Research has found links between acts of selflessness and happiness. The act of giving was found to activate a part of the brain associated with contentment and reward.

Jul 17

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Early Life Stress Reduces These Two Emotional Skills

Stress experienced by a person in early life decreases their ability to feel enthusiasm and experience pleasure when they are adults. Hence, early life stress is a major factor for depression. Neglected or abused children have almost twice the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Child Development, Depression

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The Psychology of Addiction

People who are not addicted to illicit substances may wonder how people get addicted, and why they would put themselves in a position that compromises many aspects of their life. Truth is, addicts often have little control over the psychological ...

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Alcohol May Calm Your Nerves for a Speech – But Harm Your ...

Having an alcoholic drink before giving a speech is tempting. The alcohol seems to calm your nerves, making you feel more relaxed. However, a new study has found that while alcohol has a calming effect, it actually impairs performance.

Jul 15

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Are You Using These Negative Ways to Measure Your Self-worth?

Many people measure their self-worth using unreliable measures. We may not even consciously realise the measures we use. When we feel like we are reaching our goal, our self-esteem increases, and vice versa. While we may be aware of these changes in ...

Jul 12

Categories: Self-Criticism, Self-Love

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A Face Fit for the Job

Whether be it a law firm or mafia mob, every organisation has a boss. The boss is usually a person who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top. But do some leaders rise more easily than others because of their facial appearance?

Jul 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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3 Mantras to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Social media can be tough. We're scrolling through Facebook and we start comparing ourselves to other people's seemingly better lives. We start telling ourselves that we are less successful than others. Here are three suggestions to deal with these ...

Jul 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence

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When You're Having a Hard Day

Some days are harder than others - you just missed the bus to work and everyone's life on Facebook seems much brighter than yours. Here are some tips to manage a bad day.

Jul 10

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

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Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity

Dissociation from oneself has long-term implications for who we become.

Jul 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Identity ...

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The story of the two wolves: How to better manage your thoughts, ...

Have you ever had thoughts, feelings or acted in ways that were unacceptable to yourself but felt powerless to control? The purpose of this post is to help you find ways to manage your mind so that you can live your life more in accordance with what ...

Jul 6

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and ...

New study in the journal Emotion looks at acts of altruism within a real-life working environment, and shows how kindness really does ripple outwards from a good deed.

Jul 6

Categories: Positive Psychology

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