How To Dramatically Improve Your Motivation

All of us need motivation, whether it is to finish up that assignment, stick to a diet plan or even to wake up on a rainy day. It has been found that competition is one of the best motivators for us to stick to our plans, which will thus allow us to ...

Mar 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Exercise: The Key to Better Brain Function?

Recent research has finally proven that there is a correlation between increased brain function and physical fitness. The brains of older Japanese men who are more physically healthy perform similarly to those of men who are much younger than them.

Mar 6

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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The Quest to Read Emotions from Brain Scans

Two separate groups of scientists have conducted studies to investigate the MRI scans of various people, and both have found that there are indeed patterns in people’s MRI scans when they are experiencing similar emotions.

Mar 6

Categories: Academic Issues

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The Social Trick To Increase Your Attractiveness To Others

We get our eyes, height, hair and smiles from a combination of mom and dad. Our appearances are physical representations of our genes and DNA. Yet, for those of you who inherited a nose that's slightly large or a body that's too thin, know that ...

Mar 4

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How Does the Public's View of Science Go So Wrong?

The term "fake news" seems to be more and more common nowadays. People are increasingly disregarding the media and experts on topics and world news. Yet why would an individual reject information given by a professional that is backed up by data and ...

Mar 4

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The Psychology of Effective Protest

It may seem like protests should aim to attract as much attention from outsiders as possible, as this is likely to persuade them to follow and thus support their cause. However, certain new findings reflect the complete opposite: in fact, it is the ...

Mar 3

Categories: Identity Problems, Other

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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion

As we grow older, we often get more accustomed to the unfairness of life. However, a part of us would definitely hope that all of us eventually get what we deserve in the end and this can be explained with the just-world hypothesis.

Mar 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Sobering Up Effect: Why People Get More Pessimistic As The Moment ...

At the start of a huge project, we all feel it. The excitement, the energy bubbling inside us, all the expectations and targets that we imagine ourselves to hit. Then, as the deadline/big day creeps near, the initial enthusiasm gives way to a list ...

Mar 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Worse-Than-Average Effect: When you're better than you think

Playing chess. Computer programming. Telling jokes (and actually making people laugh). At first glance, these may all seem to be herculean tasks that we could never possibly accomplish. However, research has shown that we may be better at completing ...

Mar 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood

Some wounds heal and fade, but some will have an everlasting scar on our minds and bodies. Children who experience trauma or abuse generally develop poorer physical and mental health as adults. However, a new study shows that those who are more ...

Feb 28

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The Science of Meditation

When we talk about scientific subjects, generally we would think of topics like biology, chemistry or physics. The stereotypical image of science involves data, research and experiments. However, John Yates challenges the modern day depiction of ...

Feb 28

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Can Thoughts Improve Empathy?

With some training and thinking, some motor tasks can actually be improved. Dr. Rebecca Lawson further explains that this type of procedure can impact one's level of empathy as well.

Feb 27

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Divided America – How Can It Heal?

After one of the most controversial elections in US history (and still the hot topic of news outlets worldwide), social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a TEDx Talk about how a divided America can overcome its civil concerns.

Feb 27

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How We Perceive Truth

People will be divided on the subject of truth. Some say that it is all subjective while others believe some things can be universal no matter what the situation. Neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Glaser explains how our perception of the world and ...

Feb 27

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Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression

Your idea of someone how has depression might be the stereotypical representation of a "sad" person who has trouble socializing or getting out of bed. However, research suggests that depression is much more complex and there could be multiple types ...

Feb 25

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