Study reveals Asian consumers’ psychological make-up

A new study by the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has decoded the psychological make-up of Asian consumers. They value the family, believe in hard work, and are financially conservative. They ...

Aug 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Teaching kids to share: Giving choices rather than rewards is better, ...

When it comes to getting preschoolers to share their toys, a new study finds that giving them a choice to share, rather than a reward, helps them share more with others in the future. In new evidence announced Monday, investigators from Cornell ...

Aug 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Go on, volunteer – it could be good for you!

Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter Medical School. Volunteering can improve mental health and help you live longer, finds the study which is published in the ...

Aug 24

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First autism insurance scheme sees ‘solid’ start

Singapore - The first insurance scheme here designed for children and young adults with autism has seen some 50 applications since its launch last week, as well as sparked calls urging insurers to consider schemes for those with mental illnesses, ...

Aug 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Princeton researchers use mobile phones to measure happiness

Researchers at Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being. In a study involving volunteers who agreed to provide information about their feelings and ...

Aug 24

Categories: Happiness

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Pointless to be beautiful but unhealthy in mind, body

KUALA LUMPUR: While it is normal to want to maintain an ideal weight to remain healthy and attractive, it is, however, abnormal to obsess over it until one resorts to unhealthy methods. Malaysian Mental Health Association deputy president ...

Aug 23

Categories: Eating Disorders

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New findings may help neuroscientists pinpoint better targets for ...

Anxiety disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, affect 40 million American adults in a given year. Currently available treatments, such as antianxiety drugs, are not always effective ...

Aug 23

Categories: Anxiety

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Global mental-health experts gather in Kuching

KUCHING: Hundreds of mental health professionals are in town for the 3rd Asia Pacific Rim International Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference 2013. Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, ...

Aug 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Playing video games can boost brain power

The researchers recruited 72 volunteers and measured their ‘cognitive flexibility’ described as a person’s ability to adapt and switch between tasks, and think about multiple ideas at a given time to solve problems. Two groups of volunteers ...

Aug 22

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Mood is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to ...

New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety. The findings, in a mouse model, offer a new ...

Aug 22

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar, Stress Management

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How did the culture of food sharing in humans come about?

When you share your lunch with someone less fortunate or give your friend half of your dessert, does that act of generosity flow from the milk of human kindness, or is it a subconscious strategy to assure reciprocity should you one day find yourself ...

Aug 22

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Writing - for health and happiness?

Decades of research have shown that writing down your emotions has concrete health benefits - even helping wounds heal. But as more and more people publish their intimate feelings online, could they be doing themselves more harm than ...

Aug 21

Categories: Happiness

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Social giving makes us happier

People usually feel good when they make a charitable donation, but they feel even better if they make the donation directly to someone they know or in a way that builds social connection. Research to be published in the International Journal of ...

Aug 21

Categories: Happiness

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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own? Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite ...

Aug 21

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The supposed benefits of open-plan offices do not outweigh the costs

The worlds of business, office design and psychology really need to get their heads together. Large open-plan offices have become the norm across modern cities despite a sizeable literature documenting the disadvantages, including increased ...

Aug 20

Categories: Workplace Issues

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