Feeling Powerful Will Make You Smarter

Successful leaders often seem to have sharper minds than the rest of us—isn't that how they got to the top in the first place? While we often assume that people become powerful because of their superior thinking skills, research shows that the ...

Apr 20

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Why Do We Cry?


Why does your face leak when you're sad or emotional?

Apr 20

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Anxiety is normal, but PTSD may simmer in children who've seen Boston ...

The graphic nature of the attack at the Boston Marathon can be difficult for many to process, and that includes young people. Whether or not they were physically there at the bombing, children can be profoundly affected by what they hear and see. ...

Apr 19

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Risk Factor for Depression Can Be ‘Contagious’

A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually “rub off” on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later. Studies show that people who ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression

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Exploiting children's social instincts to boost their learning

Young children's instinct for group membership can be exploited to boost their learning performance. That's according to a new study that recalls classic social psychology research conducted in the 1970s. Back then Henri Tajfel showed a darker side ...

Apr 19

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Child IQ – Why Confidence Matters

Intellectual functioning has a significant relationship to the child’s confidence in his or her abilities. Both intellect and self confidence interact with, and to a great extent, originate from personal experience. It is through experience with ...

Apr 18

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Children and Teens with Autism More Likely to Become Preoccupied with ...

Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use screen-based media, such as television and video games, more often than their typically developing peers and are more likely to develop problematic video game habits, a University of ...

Apr 18

Categories: Addictions, Autism spectrum disorders

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Can Everyday Hassles Make You Depressed?

When it comes to pinpointing the source of our woes, we tend not to think too much about the little hassles of everyday life; after all they're just little hassles, nothing compared to the big stuff. You're late for a meeting, you run out of ...

Apr 18

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

University of British Columbia researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. Typically known to relieve physical pain, the study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of fear and anxiety ...

Apr 17

Categories: Anxiety

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Crowd Psychology: What Comes After Boston for Mass Public Events?

Will the masses at NFL events do “the wave” only in the watchful sights of a sharpshooter’s high-powered rifle? Is tailgating before the game all but nostalgic history? Will major marathons be relegated to a dull repetition of 105 or so loops ...

Apr 17

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Bad decisions arise from faulty information, not faulty brain circuits

Making decisions involves a gradual accumulation of facts that support one choice or another. A person choosing a college might weigh factors such as course selection, institutional reputation and the quality of future job prospects. But if the ...

Apr 17

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Training the Brain to Improve on New Tasks

A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas. The new study being ...

Apr 16

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Cooperation after a tragedy: When our hearts know better than our ...

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am ...

Apr 16

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Most Effective PTSD Therapies Are Not Being Widely Used, Researchers ...

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show. Fortunately, clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that effectively ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD. But most ...

Apr 16

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Stand up Comedy on Bipolar and ADD


Watch this funny standup routine by someone who suffers from mental health issues and is able to turn it into something ...

Apr 15

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