Fake It 'Til You Make It: Why Faking Confidence Is Actually A Really ...

You’ve probably heard the phrase ”fake it ‘til you make it.” The idea is that imitating confidence — be it at work, in romance, or whatever — can A) trick people into thinking you’re competent and confident and B) eventually lead to ...

Jan 21

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is Self-Control a limited Resource?

It might be true that people have a harder time controlling themselves when they are tired at the end of the day, but that doesn't mean that self-control is a limited resource, say authors in the Cell Press publication Trends in Cognitive Sciences ...

Jan 20

Categories: Control Issues

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Greater protection of foreign domestic workers' mental well-being ...

SINGAPORE - A migrant workers' group has called for greater protection of the mental well-being of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) said current laws in Singapore are not adequate in ...

Jan 20

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Comedians Have Psychotic Personality Traits

What makes a great comedian? In comedy it’s often a matter of taste–one man’s comedian is another’s buffoon–but are there certain personality factors that make a comedian? To find out a new study published in the British Journal of ...

Jan 20

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Which psychological therapies work best for borderline personality ...

This systematic review of psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD), conducted in Spain, takes an interesting approach to reviewing the literature. Unfortunately, there appear to have been challenges in translating the ...

Jan 19

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder

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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked. It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court fast. ...

Jan 18

Categories: Anxiety

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Brain can perform more than one function without sacrificing time or ...

Many studies suggest that pushing your brain to multitask — writing emails, for instance, while watching the day’s latest news and eating breakfast — leads to poorer performance and lower productivity. But for at least one everyday task — ...

Jan 17

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Want to Stop Arguing and Change Spouse's Behavior? Start With Mirror

Ever want to change something about your partner? Get him or her to eat better or work less? Exercise more? Stop nagging or yelling? Start with a mirror. Your best chance of transforming someone else—and the dynamic in your relationship—is to ...

Jan 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Relationships & Marriage

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Narcissism - to a point - can make a more effective leader, ...

Although Narcissus himself might not have been able to step away from his reflection in the mirror to get to the office, when it comes to leadership, a moderate amount of narcissism can go a long way. So says a new study published in the journal ...

Jan 16

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The Open-Office Trap

The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was ...

Jan 16

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Study: inflated praise is damaging for children with low self-esteem

As counterintuitive as it may seem, a study has revealed that inflated praise given to children who are suffering from low self-esteem could be detrimental to their ability to overcome their feelings of inadequacy. Whilst children with high ...

Jan 15

Categories: Child Development

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What are the Top 10 Stress Busters

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. And coupled with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, it is the reason for one in five visits to GPs. NHS Corby and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups ...

Jan 15

Categories: Stress Management

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Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health

A new study, which included over 1,000 participants, is one of the first to examine the long-term effects of green spaces on mental health (Alcock et al., 2014). People in the study were followed over five years, in which time some moved to greener ...

Jan 15

Categories: Stress Management

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Why Kids Need Their Recess Time At School

Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!” Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts. They’re built to ...

Jan 14

Categories: Child Development

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Complementary medicine in wide use to treat children with autism, ...

In the search for treatments to help their children, families may turn to unconventional approaches such as mind-body medicine (e.g. ...

Jan 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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