Does homework post-psychotherapy increase its effectiveness? Or is the quality of the session more important? Here’s what some studies have found.
Date Posted: April 17, 2017
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, OtherGO
Research shows that specific temptations are harder to avoid than abstract ones, because specific descriptions are more appealing than abstract ones.
Categories: Control Issues, OtherGO
During difficult conversations, it is not only the words that matter, but our non-verbal actions too.
Categories: Other, Workplace IssuesGO
This may come as a surprise, but the size of our tables heavily influences our caloric intake.
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 ...
Categories: Identity Problems, OtherGO
New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.
Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...GO
A team of scientists have figured out the secret to giving the perfect Christmas present - and fortunately, it isn't about spending as much as possible. Choosing a present that reflects your personality, and not what you think the receiver would ...
Categories: Other, Relationships & MarriageGO
Practicing smart restraint may feel tough to us, a generation brought up on a collective consumerist culture. Hopefully, this advice, gleaned from experts in marketing and psychology research, will help us become smarter, happier spenders.
Categories: Happiness, OtherGO
People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. The Greek poet Hesiod, writing around 800 B.C., cautioned not to "put your work off till tomorrow and the day after." The Roman consul Cicero called procrastination ...
Categories: Academic Issues, Other, Workplace IssuesGO
Among academic researchers, the term "celebrity worship" is a term that was first coined by Dr. Lynn McCutcheon and her research colleagues in the early 2000s. While seemingly common especially in young adolescents, research has pointed out that ...
Who is more persuasive: A person who expresses great certainty about his or her views, or a person who is less sure? If you are like most people, your intuition is that certainty makes you more persuasive. And this makes sense. A person who ...
People tend to think of daydreaming and letting the mind wander as a waste of time, but new research suggests daydreaming could be key to success and higher creativity.
Liars are able to tell the most astounding whoppers without feeling bad - the way the brain works is actually helping them! New research found that the neurological responses are repeated liars are blunted, and this reduces the negative emotions one ...
Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, OtherGO
Anecdotal reports of dishonesty escalating over time are common. Thus, a team of researchers from University College London (U.C.L.) and Duke University decided to investigate. The team's findings confirm in a laboratory setting that dishonesty ...
Categories: Antisocial personality, OtherGO
Devastating mistakes by eyewitnesses are not rare, according to a report by the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating those wrongfully convicted of crimes. Since the 1990s, when DNA testing was first introduced, Innocence ...