Is Kindness Physically Attractive?

One of the most robust findings in social psychology is the beauty-is-good stereotype: physically attractive people are perceived and treated more positively than physically unattractive people. But here’s the thing: I have definitely met ...

Oct 15

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Common Anesthetic Procedure Dramatically Improves Well Being of ...

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Oct 15

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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A brief history of melancholy

Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.

Oct 15

Categories: Depression

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Why relationships are crucial to your health and happiness

The number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. This is troubling because having good connections with others provides a whole host of health and wellness benefits.

Oct 14

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Suicidal thoughts 10 times more likely in adults with Asperger’s

Recent findings highlight a staggering rate of suicidal thoughts among adults with Asperger’s syndrome.

Oct 14

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Gender equality may not carry over to next generation despite benefits

A Swedish study, initiated in the 1970s, emphasized share responsibility among couples for home, family, and work. A recent follow-up shows that the couples’ strive for equality was beneficial not only for the family life but also for the ...

Oct 14

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Gender impacts art appraisals

The value given to a work of art may depend more on the gender of the appraiser than the beauty of the work, according to a new study.

Oct 13

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How the brain repairs itself after a stroke

Researchers in Sweden have found that after a stroke, support cells, known as astrocytes, start to form new nerve cells in the brain. Strokes are caused by blood vessels in the brain getting blocked by a clot — this causes nerve cells to die. The ...

Oct 13

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Kids’ eating problems could warn of mental issues

A new study warns parents that childhood eating problems could predict underlying psychological issues. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that common psychological and physical factors linked to the developmental period, are involved ...

Oct 13

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Kids Who Exercise Don't Sweat Tests

Hey kids, here's a good reason to work up a sweat: when young people exercise for an hour each day it also helps boost their brain power. That's according to a study of more than 200 kids in the journal Pediatrics.

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development

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Children can learn to control their powerful sweets cravings: study

For children, the lure of cookies and fast food is distinctly more powerful than for adolescents and adults, although children's cognitive wiring is well suited to train such cravings, according to researchers hailing principally from Columbia ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development, Eating Disorders

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The magic word that lowers anxiety

This magic word helps combat discouragement and turns potentially disastrous days into productive ones. It’s good for your health, your self-esteem, and can make you a more productive, better person.

Oct 10

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Binge drinking can amplify live damage

University of Missouri researchers discovered binge drinking or over-consumption of alcohol is especially dangerous among those who already drink a lot. It can lead to changes in liver proteins that may result in cirrhosis and cancer.

Oct 10

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Mental abuse can be worse than sexual or physical abuse for kids

Although childhood emotional abuse is rarely addressed by clinicians, new research suggests psychological abuse among children may lead to more problems than sexual or physical abuse.

Oct 10

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Sharing experiences can intensify emotions

New research suggests that enjoying an experience with another person results in more intense feelings about the encounter. In fact, psychological researchers discovered undergoing an experience with another person — even if we do it in silence, ...

Oct 9

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