Cultivating emotional intelligence in children

The publication of Daniel Goleman;s breakthrough book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, introduced the public to the then radical idea that "there are other ways of being smart," couldn't have been more timely. Goleman defined 'emotional intelligence' ...

May 27

Categories: Child Development, Emotional Intelligence

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Brain Sex in Men and Women - From Arousal to Orgasm

Now, with hundreds of neuroimaging studies on human sexual behavior, results from these studies are finally being integrated for meta-analysis, allowing for improved precision in identifying activated brain areas. This article reveals the neural ...

May 26

Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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How the gut feeling shapes fear

We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our 'gut instinct' has a significant impact on ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups

The so-called ‘cheerleader effect’ is the phenomenon that people seem more attractive when they are in a group than when they are alone. At least, so urban legend has it.

May 26

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'Self Talk': When Talking to Yourself, the Way You Do It Makes a ...

Researchers say talking to yourself, out loud, is more common than many of us might care ...

May 24

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Meditation training may help reduce stress disorders among U.S. ...

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Naval Health Research Center have found that mindfulness training - a combination of meditation and body awareness exercises - can help U.S. Marine Corps personnel ...

May 24

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

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Malaysia court told Transgender Womean dress as female because of ...

Transgender women have no choice but to wear feminine clothes to express their identity as part of the medical condition, gender ...

May 23

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...

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The Masters of Multitasking

In 2012, David Strayer found himself in a research lab, on the outskirts of London, observing something he hadn't thought possible: extraordinary multitasking. For his entire career, Strayer, a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, had ...

May 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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How Easily Stress is Transferred Between People

Seeing another person under stress - even when you're not involved in the situation - is enough to activate the stress hormone cortisol in your body as well, according to a new study.

May 22

Categories: Stress Management

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Why people don't always behave altruistically?

Sociality, cooperation and "prosocial" behaviours are the foundation of human society (and of the extraordinary development of our brain) and yet, taken individually, people often show huge variation in terms of altruism/egoism, both among ...

May 22

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Sense of purpose 'adds years to life'

Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, regardless of what the purpose is, research suggests. Not only does it contribute to healthy aging, but it may also stave off early death, according to a study of 7,000 Americans.

May 22

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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No such thing as a 'universal' intelligence test. Cultural ...

Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that a universal test of intelligence quotient (IQ) does not exist. Results in this type of test are determined by cultural differences.

May 21

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Australia develops Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions

SYDNEY: Australian researchers unveiled on Tuesday a Twitter tool to map moods around the world in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services. The online tool, called "We Feel", analyses up to 32,000 tweets per minute - ...

May 21

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Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce ...

Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and ...

May 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Why Dieting Does Not Usually Work

If you've ever been interested ...

May 20

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