The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

Among academic researchers, the term "celebrity worship" is a term that was first coined by Dr. Lynn McCutcheon and her research colleagues in the early 2000s. While seemingly common especially in young adolescents, research has pointed out that ...

Nov 17

Categories: Other

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Stress and coping skills among university students: A preliminary ...

The objective of this research is to evaluate stress level and identify coping skills among students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah according to their ethnicity. A total of 252 subjects were involved in this research which ...

Nov 15

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Stress Management

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Job Dissatisfaction and Mental Health

In this era of increasing productivity and job efficiency, many of us often complain about being overworked. However, having too little to do at work may not be advantageous, and may even be bad for your mental health.

Nov 15

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Reality of Hook Up Culture

Adults seem to think we're all sex-crazed emotionless teenagers who have traded relationships for one-night stands, long conversations for heart emojis, romantic dinners for Tinder dates. Hundreds of people (most of whom happen to be over 30) have ...

Nov 12

Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & Marriage, ...

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Shock and Loss for the Losing Side: How to Heal

From the moment Donald Trump was declared the president-elect, many on the losing side—about half the nation—have been stunned. Gone is the future they expected. Disappeared the America they believed in, the country that represented their values ...

Nov 12

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Self help groups, Self-Love

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Trump's Victory and the Neuroscience of Rage

Pollsters, politicians, much of the press and public are dismayed by Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election, but not neuroscientists. The bewilderment arises from an attempt to comprehend the election result rationally, but ...

Nov 11

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For faster learning and longer retention, interleave study sessions ...

Some basic rules of effective learning, informed by psychology, are already well established. Testing yourself and relearning any forgotten items is beneficial, especially so when this is done after a sufficient delay, rather than "cramming". Sleep ...

Nov 11

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The Real Reason Smart People Tend To Be Loners

The more that intelligent people socialise with their friends, the less satisfied they are with life, new research finds. The finding challenges the accepted idea that socialising generally makes people happier. It may be that for some people - ...

Nov 10

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The Upside of Uncertainty

Who is more persuasive: A person who expresses great certainty about his or her views, or a person who is less sure? If you are like most people, your intuition is that certainty makes you more persuasive. And this makes sense. A person who ...

Nov 10

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S. Korea, Singapore and Taiwan provide better access to mental health ...

In a ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan performed better than other countries in terms of making mental health care available. It was the first such ranking by the EIU. Based on the EIU’s study, the three ...

Nov 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The trouble of third culture kids

Third Culture Kids (TCK) are children who have moved in and out of foreign countries as their parents - international business people, diplomats, missionaries, military and so on - transfer around the world. Born into one culture yet raised among ...

Nov 8

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child Development, ...

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Managing and coping with sexual identity at work

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers face discrimination in the workplace. What forms does this take and what is the degree of discrimination experienced by LGBT persons? Sexual identity management and other coping strategies ...

Nov 8

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Workplace ...

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The psychology of gambling

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when "the house always wins"? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find ...

Nov 8

Categories: Gambling Addiction

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Men's mental health issues: time to open up and talk about it

In 2014 the Movember Foundation - a global charity set up in 2004 to raise funds and awareness for men's health - began highlighting mental-health issues in addition to cancer awareness. It has since become the largest funder of targeted ...

Nov 7

Categories: Men's Issues

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Hong Kong’s transgender community still faces an uphill battle ...

Despite growing awareness of transgender issues in Hong Kong, rights groups say that transgender people still face an uphill battle against discrimination and unfair treatment.

Nov 7

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...

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