An Equation for Happiness?

It’s no secret that the level of personal happiness isn’t directly linked to the material things in life. This is well illustrated by the fact that this year, the crown of the happiest nation in the world went to Panama, according to the Gallup ...

Nov 24

Categories: Happiness

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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book "Creativity is Forever", Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking, high ...

Nov 24

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Can you get Mental disorders due to permanent stress?

Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. The effects of permanent stress on the immune system are studied by the research group headed by ...

Nov 22

Categories: Stress Management

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Banking culture primes people to cheat

A study of investment managers and traders at a major international bank suggests that the financial industry's culture encourages dishonest behaviour, but that the individuals themselves are not inherently dishonest.

Nov 22

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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise. Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just eat too much.

Nov 21

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Transparent brains reveal effects of cocaine and fear

New Study looks at the effects of cocaine and exposure to fear.

Nov 21

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Help Children Form Good Study Habits

When it comes to helping with homework, education and psychology research suggests that it all depends on how parents become involved. What is essential is that parents focus on supporting students' motivation. Parent help can backfire when it ...

Nov 20

Categories: Child Development

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What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It's a shameful statistic when one in ...

Nov 20

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A Mother's Soothing Presence Makes Pain Go Away

By carefully analyzing what genes were active in infant rat brains when the mother was present or not present, the NYU researchers found that several hundred genes were more, or less, active in rat infants experiencing pain than in those that were ...

Nov 20

Categories: Pain management, Parenting

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Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning

Contrary to the popular stereotype of a distracted teenager lost in Halo or Call of Duty video games, new evidence suggests playing such high-action video games may help students learn and react faster-but not more impulsively.

Nov 20

Categories: Child Development

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The same behaviors that ruin credit may ruin health too

A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. A latest study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found a strong ...

Nov 20

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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It Literally Pays to Have a Reliable Spouse

Conscientiousness is not really up there among the sexiest qualities a person can have, but maybe it should be. New research in Psychological Science found that people who have careful, reliable partners tend to do better at work; they make more ...

Nov 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Risks of Adolescent alcohol use and abuse

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.

Nov 18

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Why you're particularly likely to run your first marathon when your ...

When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as a marker ...

Nov 18

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Should Cognitive Behavoural Therapy be the first line of treatment ...

Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...

Nov 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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