You wouldn't believe the amount of ink spilled by neuroscientists and psychologists attempting to explain the simple fact that we can't tickle ourselves. A popular, long-standing theory posits that the self-tickle failure occurs because of the way that the brain cancels out sensations caused by its ...
Date Posted: February 7, 2014GO
PHILIPPINES - "A MENTAL illness is just like any other illness," said Dr. Laureen Conanan, chief of Southern Philippines Medical Center's Institute of Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (SPMC-IPBM), and that mental illness can also take various ...
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Sooo, you've been together for seven years; when are you finally going to get engaged? How come you two aren't having kids yet? You know it's harder to get pregnant as you age. For instance, my cousin, Tina… People say the darnedest things, ...
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FROM James Moriarty to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the idea of the evil genius has been a staple of storytelling. But is it true? Or, to put the matter less starkly, is there a connection between creativity and dishonesty in real people who are not bent ...
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With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this debilitating condition. Unfortunately, misuse of prescription opioids can lead to serious side effects ...
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Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ...
Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Workplace ...GO
Does giving a speech in public stress you out? Or writing a big presentation for your boss? What about skydiving? One way to cope, according to a new study from Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall ...
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A college savings account in a child’s name not only gives parents hope for the future, it also results in improved social-emotional health for their children. The study, led by Washington University in St. Louis’ Center for Social Development ...
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Believing that you've had a good night's sleep can influence your mental performance, regardless of how much sleep you actually had. That's according to a new paper, by Christina Draganich and Kristi Erdal, who tricked students into thinking there's ...
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
Children who are raised by same-sex parents do just as well in social development, education and emotionally as those raised by heterosexual couples, an Australian review of the research finds. In Australia 11% of gay men and 33% of lesbians have ...
Categories: Child Development, ParentingGO
An interesting paper in the snappily titled International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology examines what we know about the psychology of revenge. It seems that taking revenge is rare, but when it happens, it is not only ...
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MALAYSIA - A mental health test on couples intending to get hitched is seen as the best way to reduce domestic violence. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said as such, the ministry had no objection ...
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Nathan Filer's debut novel, The Shock Of The Fall, is a haunting and powerful take on guilt, death and mental illness and has won best first novel at the 2014 Costa Book Awards.
Fifty years ago there was a revolution in psychology which changed the way we think about the mind. The ‘cognitive revolution’ ...
Hong Kong - There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the ...
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If someone volunteers at a charity hoping to reel in a love interest, is that act still viewed as altruistic? Not likely, according to a study published in the January edition of Psychological Science. Yale University researchers found that people ...