You know when you want a friend or partner to tell you, honestly, how you look in a new outfit? A new study offers a way. Daft as it may sound, the findings suggest that if you truly want an honest verdict, it could work to ask your friend to put his hand on his heart before he answers (in British and Polish cultures, at least).
Date Posted: March 21, 2014GO
Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people. For women the exact opposite is true. Stress, this problem that haunts us every day, could be undermining ...
Categories: Empathy, Stress ManagementGO
With many people in Singapore suffering from mental illness but not seeking treatment, the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) said it has been conducting a two-year study to gain insight into Singaporeans' understanding and attitudes towards mental ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Why is being happy, positive and satisfied with life the ultimate goal of so many people, while others steer clear of such feelings? It is often because of the lingering belief that happiness causes bad things to happen, says Mohsen Joshanloo and ...
From a very young age, infants have a way of making their feelings known – contorted faces and howls indicate their displeasure with a meal or a damp diaper, a gummy smile their contentment, and a furrowed brow their puzzlement over a new ...
Categories: Emotional IntelligenceGO
Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s ...
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, MindfulnessGO
Numerous personality studies have found the same pattern time and again - extraverts tend to be happier than introverts. But why? A popular theory holds that extraverts are happier because they find fun activities more enjoyable, as if they have a ...
Intelligent people are more likely to trust others, while those who score lower on measures of intelligence are less likely to do so, says a new study. Oxford University researchers based their finding on an analysis of the General Social Survey, a ...
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Singapore's reputation as a wealthy, aspirational and hi-tech country ensures it attracts a great deal of foreign talent - so why is it labelled the world's least positive country?
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 "at-risk" Australian youth.
Categories: Social Isolation, Teenage IssuesGO
University of Adelaide researchers say new insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients. Neuroplasticity is the term used to describe the brain's ability to change structurally ...
Categories: Chronic Pain, Pain managementGO
Management research about incentive pay often focuses on whether or not the tactic works to increase productivity. But what if the promise of a bonus or some other reward works too well? New neuroscience research from a team of American and ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
Adolescents with antisocial personality disorder inflict serious physical and psychological harm on both themselves and others. However, little is yet known about the underlying neural processes. Researchers at the University of Leiden and the Max ...
Categories: Antisocial personality, Child Development, Teenage IssuesGO
Being a teenager is hard. Especially when hormones play their part in wreaking havoc on the teenage body and brain. In this episode, ...
Categories: Teenage IssuesGO
Although you probably consider all of your body is yours, if you're like most people, you also have a feeling that your very essence, your self, is more localised. Past research has turned up mixed findings for where exactly this spot is. In some ...
"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during the maintenance period after a child's treatment for ...
Categories: Parenting, Sleep Disorders, Stress ManagementGO