What we've been getting wrong about choosing gifts

Buying a gift can feel like a test. You want the gift to show how thoughtful you've been, and how you've taken the recipient's interests and personality into account. Yet according to the authors of a new psychology paper, this isn't the optimal ...

Aug 12

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Study: Perfectionism linked to burnout at work school and sports

A perfectionist yourself? Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and ...

Aug 3

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Study: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task ...

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – more so than it would for typically developing kids. But it wasn’t clear if better performance through praise and reward was ...

Aug 3

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Study: Computerized treatment may combat PTSD symptoms 0

Some 10-15 percent of combat veterans struggle with wounds invisible to the naked eye: post-traumatic stress. While there is no cure-all for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new study suggests an entirely new approach to treating PTSD - a ...

Aug 1

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

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Study: People walk slower and swerve when texting while distracted

Have a habit of walking and texting at the same time? Texting while walking and being cognitively distracted may significantly affect the way a person walks, resulting in a more cautious gait.

Jul 31

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Depending on your brain, Practice doesn't always make perfect

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for ...

Jul 29

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The Myth of Matrydom:What You Don't Understand about Suicide Attacks

There is still widespread confusion about the psychology of Islamic suicide attackers, whether they strike at home or abroad. Are they attempting to sacrifice their lives for an ideological cause, or do they actually want to die? The answer to this ...

Jul 29

Categories: Depression, Other

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Why Do Some People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Although conspiracy beliefs can occasionally be based on a rational analysis of the evidence, most of the time they are not. As a species, one of our greatest strengths is our ability to find meaningful patterns in the world around us and to make ...

Jul 29

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Are you tone deaf? Or do you just think you are?

Have you ever been told you were "tone deaf" in music classes because you "can't sing in tune"? And thus, you've always assumed you were tone deaf just because someone labelled you as one? Tone deaf is known as amusia and you're not actually as tone ...

Jul 27

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Why the 'I'll start from tomorrow' plan is most likely a trap

King and Queens of procrastination? How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” whenever there is some new habit to form or a ...

Jul 24

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Your personality can invite loneliness, and loneliness can shape your ...

It's often assumed that personality is largely fixed, like your height or shoe size. But a better analogy might be between personality and body weight. After all, like an expanding waist span, there's evidence that personality changes as we get ...

Jul 22

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The Truth Behind Your Rainbow Profile Picture

After the watershed US Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states, many people watched their Facebook feed turn into a rainbow. The rainbow was a longstanding emblem of support for gays and lesbians and Facebook ...

Jul 15

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Study: The Four Kinds of Drunken personality

Summer is round the corner and it means parties showered with heavy coolers and pitchers of mojitos. But first, you may want to recall how your personality morphs after a few drinks too many during last summer.New research have suggested that there ...

Jul 14

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Study: The fear you experience playing video games is real - and you ...

With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana ...

Jul 1

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Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without ...

A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.

Jun 30

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