A major influence to instilling an exercise habit for the new year clearly depends on one psychological factor which affects our chances on how we think we will feel during the exercise, and how that compares to the way we actually feel when we get going, and how we feel afterwards.
Date Posted: January 11, 2017
Categories: Health Psychology, Sports PsychologyGO
Due to the immaturity of the teen brain, lacking of the same connectivity between frontal decision making areas and deeper reward-related brain areas, teenagers are more prone to taking risks. However, there’s a social element involved when an ...
Categories: Teenage IssuesGO
Bilingual children might have an extra advantage of knowing two languages--they are prone to develop brain pathways that save mental resources.
Naps have been known to boost cognitive performances and researchers have further discovered that the best time to do so is right after lunch--and it keeps your brain young!
Erica Hepper and her colleagues explain one simple method to invoke empathy in narcissists.
A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps - IntelliCare has been created to help individuals with depression and/or anxiety to cope. Participants who used the app up to four times a day reported significantly less depression and anxiety.
Categories: Anxiety, DepressionGO
Are you the majority who cannot do your job well and stress out easily without email? A new study shows how personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.
Categories: Stress ManagementGO
In the animal kingdom it is the norm to bare teeth in the face of danger or to display threat. However, humans have treated bare-teethed smiles as a friendly gesture. Frank McAndrew of the Knox College explains possible reasons why this human ...
The first country to remove transgender as a mental health issue is Denmark. The country aims to destigmatize and break down its association with words like "disorder".
Categories: Gender Identity disorder, Identity ProblemsGO
Smoke has already been known to negatively affect developing fetuses. However, animal studies show that secondhand smoke could even impact a baby's development even before its conception.
Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Smoking CessationGO
There are many situations in which you have to learn new things that you will need to recall later. When you are a student, there is material for classes that you study to prepare for recalling that information on exams (and hopefully later in life ...
Categories: Academic IssuesGO
When we feel ostracised, we are more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural reward centres. Being ostracised can also ...
Antidepressants are drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from depression. However, researchers have proposed an alternative that shows promising results without the side effects of medication--a spice called saffron.
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical IssuesGO
In a competitive and fast-paced Singaporean society, it's important to keep our relationship with our children close and positive. Here are some parenting tips to keep your relationship with your loved ones happy in times of stress and challenges!
Taking ten shots of tequila can leave you with a nasty hangover, but experiencing something traumatic can give you an emotional one! Dr. Lila Davachi explains how emotional hangovers can affect one's memory and cognitive performance.
Categories: Emotional AbuseGO
There are many work-related problems that crop up as a result of work stress. These are similar to stress experienced outside of the workplace (i.e., involving physical, psychological, or behavioural reactions). Employees complain about and/or ...
Categories: Stress ManagementGO