Two Stressed People Equals Less Stress

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 ...

Feb 5

Categories: Stress Management

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Can having a savings account for your child promote positive ...

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 ...

Feb 4

Categories: Child Development

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"Placebo sleep" can boost your mental performance

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 ...

Feb 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Same-Sex Parenting Does Not Harm Children, Research Review Finds

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 ...

Feb 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Is Revenge really sweet?

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 ...

Feb 3

Categories: Ending a relationship issues

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Malaysian Minister backs mental health examination for those ...

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 ...

Feb 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Relationships & Marriage

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Novel on schizophrenic wins Costa Book Award

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.

Feb 3

Categories: Schizophrenia

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How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies ...

Fifty years ago there was a revolution in psychology which changed the way we think about the mind. The ‘cognitive revolution’ ...

Jan 30

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Hong Kong Policy address neglected important mental health issues

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 ...

Jan 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Charitable acts may backfire if seen as self-serving

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 ...

Jan 29

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Why do people think suicide is morally wrong?

Public surveys show many people view suicide as morally wrong. When you ask them why, they usually refer to the harm caused to the deceased's family and friends, and to the victim themselves. However, a fascinating new study uncovers evidence ...

Jan 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Lying may take more skill but researchers say a reward for telling ...

A University of Toronto report based on two neural imaging studies that monitored brain activity has found a reward given for telling the truth gives people greater satisfaction than the same reward given for deceit.

Jan 28

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Can the Persona you adopt in Games spill over to the Real world?

Modern gaming technology has enhanced the fantasy experience in ways that Thurber could never have imagined, so that it's now possible to enter virtual worlds and, as avatars, assume not only the identity but the perspective of fantastic characters. ...

Jan 27

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Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression

Mindfulness training in schools has been found to reduce and even prevent depression in adolescents. The finding comes from research carried out in 408 students between the ages of 13 and 20 who were studying at five schools in Flanders, Belgium.

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Why baby talk is good for your baby

The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows. Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear, the faster their vocabulary grows. The ...

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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