5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be In the In crowd

According to science, being "cool" isn't that cool

Dec 23

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Pros and Cons of Exposing Kids to Fairytales

Many parents are apprehensive about the messages fairytales convey. However, some say that such narratives illustrate important lessons. According to an article by Elizabeth Danish, fairy tales provide us with what Joseph Campbell called “the ...

Dec 23

Categories: Child Development

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The Four “Dark Personality” Traits

Distinguishing psychopaths, narcissists, Machiavellians, and everyday sadists.

Dec 22

Categories: Personality problems

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Movies May Rev Up Teens’ Reckless Behavior Behind the Wheel

A newly published study provides evidence indicating another on-screen behavior that could be added to this list: reckless driving. The study shows that children exposed to reckless driving in movies may end up emulating that behavior once they’re ...

Dec 22

Categories: Child Development

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Being Able to Personalize Your Workspace May Have Psychological ...

Several studies have found that open office layouts can negatively impact employee performance. Environmental noise and interruptions can become distracting, impairing workers’ productivity. Employees in open offices have also been found to have ...

Dec 22

Categories: Personality problems, Workplace Issues

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3 in 50 Worldwide Suffer Internet Addiction

More than 6 percent of people worldwide suffer Internet addiction, according to a new study. Researchers explain that Internet addicts suffer an impulse-control problem characterized by being unable to curb their Internet use. The latest study, ...

Dec 20

Categories: Addictions

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A child's popularity is related to where the teacher seats them in ...

Teacher training doesn't usually include a module on how to arrange the seating of pupils. Perhaps it should - a new study by psychologists finds that where children are placed in the classroom is associated with how well-liked they are by their ...

Dec 20

Categories: Child Development

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Enough Is Enough Series #3: A Hallucinogen for Depression?

Biological psychiatry is actually testing Ketamine or 'Special K' for depression

Dec 19

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The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

Outgoing or introverted? Which personality types are best at fighting off infection?

Dec 19

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Social Isolation

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Lack of Sleep During Critical Period of Night Linked to Dementia Risk

Missing out on this kind of sleep can lead to poor memory and dementia.

Dec 19

Categories: Dementia, Sleep Disorders

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Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon ...

Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea.

Dec 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress Management

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What Makes Some of Us Own Our Mistakes, But Not Others

Research identifies the key belief that makes us take responsibility.

Dec 18

Categories: Self-Criticism

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Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players.

Dec 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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5 Reasons Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Life

If you're older than 9, it's hard to resist the urge to roll your eyes when someone at the Thanksgiving table suggests, "Let's all go around the room and share what we're thankful for!" It's a pretty corny holiday ritual you mostly do to keep your ...

Dec 17

Categories: Happiness

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How the Brain Uses Glucose to Fuel Self-Control

Steam power sets massive, clunky turbines into motion. Horsepower involves explosions of work, with engines hurtling cars down a freeway. Solar power taps the awesome might of the sun itself and may someday light entire cities. But willpower seems ...

Dec 17

Categories: Control Issues

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