Young motorists lack self control

Scandinavian research has shown that the emotional centre in the brains of young motorists develops and matures ahead of the frontal lobe, and that this varies between risk-willing and risk-averse groups.

Apr 7

Categories: Control Issues

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3 Emotions at the Root of Success

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...

Apr 7

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Subconscious Mind Is Super Lie Detector

Human beings are abysmal at detecting lies consciously, but their subconscious mind may have a better nose for deceit, new research suggests.

Apr 5

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'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese ...

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on ...

Apr 5

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor's office and crowded Metro rides. But what if an app could actually help with mental health? Researchers from Hunter College and the City ...

Apr 5

Categories: Anxiety

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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions - Even "Happily ...

Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions - even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly angry."

Apr 4

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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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