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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Daydreaming - You Are Doing It Wrong. How To Make Your Fantasies More ...

Fantasies about the future (say, your dream job) can be motivating if you use them in the right way. Gabriele Oettingen and her colleagues at NYU have been studying the role of fantasies in goal achievement for decades. It turns out there are two ...

May 20

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So you thought you couldn't laugh about mental health?

Discover how humour and emotion can be immensely valuable in breaking down barriers, community and ...

May 20

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Your brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation

Mindfulness. Zen. Acem. Meditation drumming. Chakra. Buddhist and transcendental meditation. There are countless ways of meditating, but the purpose behind them all remains basically the same: more peace, less stress, better concentration, greater ...

May 19

Categories: Meditation

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Can stress really make us sick?

It seems like a no-brainer that stress may make us more likely to succumb to viruses and other infections, but that’s a tough connection to make scientifically. For starters, it would not be ethical to test the idea by putting people under ...

May 19

Categories: Stress Management

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How Your Hobbies Impact Your Work Performance

Hopefully, you don't need an extra reason to enjoy your hobbies, but if you happen to be one of the many professionals who are struggling to keep their constant busyness from encroaching on their favorite activities, a new study might give you a ...

May 17

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Questionnaire May Give Clues to Other ...

A shortened version of a questionnaire used by psychologists to assess risk factors for obsessive-compulsive disorder also may help determine the risk of depression and anxiety, according to a Baylor University study.

May 16

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Singaporean singer-songwriter wants to promote World Mental Health Day

Sufyan is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore living in Malaysia with an important story to tell. It's his own personal account of struggling with mental illness. Slowly but surely, he is finding his way out of the darkness - through his ...

May 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Taking a vacation won't necessarily make you happier - but ...

As anyone who has taken a vacation knows, they can be rife with complications: flight delays, illness, family squabbles. And when you get home you have to catch up on all the work you missed. That's not to suggest that vacations don't bring us joy, ...

May 16

Categories: Happiness

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Shame, stigma and mother-blaming following miscarriage

Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you'd get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day. And, like miscarriage itself, it ...

May 15

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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