Ways to Say 'No' More Effectively

Research studies have shown that people will say "yes" to a request simply because saying "no" makes them even more uncomfortable. Elizabeth Bernstein has tips for saying "no" better, and guest Leslie Romson Brown shares her story.

Apr 4

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The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter

WHENEVER Abraham Lincoln felt the urge to tell someone off, he would compose what he called a “hot letter.” He’d pile all of his anger into a note, “put it aside until his emotions cooled down,” Doris Kearns Goodwin once explained on NPR, ...

Apr 3

Categories: Anger Management

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Positive, negative thinkers' brains revealed

The ability to stay positive when times get tough - and, conversely, of being negative - may be hardwired in the brain, finds new research led by a Michigan State University psychologist.

Apr 3

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Psychologists DO know what you are thinking

It's an accusation often fired at psychologists at parties: 'I bet you can tell what I'm thinking'. Now psychologists, much to their own surprise, have found scientific evidence that this might actually be the case.

Apr 3

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Why being too busy makes us feel so good

One man says he works 72 hours a week because everyone else at his office does; he’s thinking about cutting back on sleep so he can be more productive. A woman says the last time she had a moment for herself was when she went for her annual ...

Apr 2

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Autism rates in US soar 30% in 2 years

The number of US children with autism spectrum disorder has soared approximately 30% in the past 2 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Kids after all

Violent video games really do boost aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study. Even after accounting for parental involvement, gender, age and other factors, psychologists at Iowa State University, Ames, linked habitually playing ...

Apr 1

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child Development

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about ...

Apr 1

Categories: Depression

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Good Results Are Worth the Wait, Self-Control Will Get You There

The ability to manage our emotions and exert self-control is considered one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence and a key predictor of personal and professional success. Yet, it doesn’t take a marshmallow test to figure out that most of ...

Mar 31

Categories: Control Issues

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Neurobiologists find chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, ...

This week, a research team led by Associate Professor Grigori Enikolopov of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports online in the journal PlOS One the results of experiments designed to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, ...

Mar 31

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Anxiety, Child Development, Stress ...

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Banker suicides leave sector concerned as coroners probe

Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry. The inquest into the death of William ...

Mar 31

Categories: Stress Management, Suicide Prevention

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10 Jobs That Make People Most Happy

New research published by The Cabinet Office in the UK has revealed that being a member of the clergy is associated with the highest levels of life satisfaction.

Mar 29

Categories: Happiness

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Can Working Memory Training Help in ADHD Treatment?

Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by medication. Behav­ior ther­apy can be dif­fi­cult for par­ents to ...

Mar 28

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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How Likely Is Pilot Suicide a Cause of the Malaysian Airlines Crash - ...

The current theory apparently being promoted by officials is that the crash of the Malaysian plane may have been an act of suicide, most probably by a pilot. But do mental health experts agree that this is the most likely explanation of this ...

Mar 28

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Autism starts developing during Pregnancy

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a ...

Mar 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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