Self-Driving Cars Face Psychological Speed Bumps

The industry and regulators seem ready to embrace autonomous cars, but are consumers? Many people are uncomfortable with a car figuring out who to harm in a situation where a collision is unavoidable. Even after manufacturers demonstrate that ...

Oct 12

Categories: Other

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Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?

Does social media use strengthen relationships, or does it displace offline interactions? New research identifies compares two contradicting hypotheses on the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use.

Oct 11

Categories: Friendships, Other, Social Isolation

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How Feeling Full Can Make You Want to Eat More

Diets often only work for a limited period of time, and once the diet is over, most people relapse into overeating. A new study says this craving of food even when you are full could be explained by behavioral conditioning.

Oct 10

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other

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How Sleep Helps Us to Remember and Forget at the Same Time

Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows.

Sep 29

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Other

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Nine Tips to Find the Right Counsellor for You

You have decided it is time to go into psychotherapy - but how do you select a fitting counselor for you? Beginning this process may be overwhelming and confusing, but if you take these nine steps as a guideline, you will be able to find the 'right' ...

Sep 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...

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Why Stories of Change Inspire

Inspirational stories are told and heard often in places like self-help groups. Their purpose is to inspire change for others who are in the same situation. The reasons why these stories are inspiring are explored in a recent paper.

Aug 24

Categories: Other

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How to Help a Friend in Crisis

We often find ourselves at a loss of what to do or say when a friend is going through a difficult period in their life. Here are seven methods, backed up by research, to support them in the most effective way.

Aug 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Keeping Secrets is Bad for You - Here’s Why

A recent study suggests that people are stressed when keeping a secret because they keep thinking about the secret, not because of the act of secret-keeping.

Aug 4

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Happiness, Other

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5 Stages to Changing Behaviour

Most of us have a behaviour we would like to change. This could be exercise and diet-related or simply wanting to be more organised. Some of us may be able to change our behaviour in the short term, but fail to maintain the new behaviour for the ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other, Smoking Cessation

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How Does The Brain Turn Unconscious Information Into Conscious ...

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what happens during it? New research investigates.

Jul 28

Categories: Other

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A Face Fit for the Job

Whether be it a law firm or mafia mob, every organisation has a boss. The boss is usually a person who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top. But do some leaders rise more easily than others because of their facial appearance?

Jul 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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Introverts use more concrete language than extraverts

Do you know that the use of language can reveal information about your personality type?

May 23

Categories: Other

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Body Language - Five Things You Need to Know

Body language is a means of non-verbal communication that we all use. However, many of us barely understand it. The good news is, we can become better at reading it.

May 9

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other

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How to Combat Impulse Shopping

Impulse shopping is not new to most of us, and might even be considered a problematic, nasty habit by some of us. Here’s an unexpectedly useful strategy to help you cope with this.

May 2

Categories: Control Issues, Other

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The Value of Homework Post-Therapy

Does homework post-psychotherapy increase its effectiveness? Or is the quality of the session more important? Here’s what some studies have found.

Apr 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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