Avoid impulsive acts by imagining future benefits

Why is it so hard for some people to resist the least little temptation, while others seem to possess incredible patience, passing up immediate gratification for a greater long-term good? The answer, suggests a new brain imaging study from ...

Apr 5

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Following Your Bliss, Right Off the Cliff

SO you want to be a writer. Or an artist. Or to open a cupcake shop. What you’ll hear, often, is that you should pursue your dream. Follow your passion. Quit your job and live the life you want. Michelle Dalton Tyree, a fashion editor, opened a ...

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The Truth About Dishonesty


Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception ...

Apr 4

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Why money can't buy you happiness

Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper who just scooped $338 million in the Powerball lottery – the fourth largest prize in the game's history. Before the last Powerball jackpot in the United ...

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Laser Light Zaps Away Cocaine Addiction

By stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have shown that they can wipe away addictive behavior in rats - ...

Apr 4

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Brain scans might predict future criminal behavior

A new study conducted by The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, N.M., shows that neuroimaging data can predict the likelihood of whether a criminal will reoffend following release from prison. The paper, which is to be published in the ...

Apr 3

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Negative Emotions in Response to Daily Stress Take a Toll on ...

Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Psychological scientist Susan ...

Apr 3

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management

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My Freudian Slip into Psychoanalysis

I have had the opportunity to experience many types of therapy for my mental illness. I have seen psychiatrists, a spiritual care provider, I have tried several medications and am happily doing well on one, and I have seen a psychoanalyst. I wasn't ...

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Children with sleep apnea have higher risk of behavioral, adaptive ...

A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea, a common form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), is associated with increased rates of ADHD-like behavioral problems in children as well as other adaptive and learning problems. "This study provides ...

Apr 2

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties, Sleep Disorders

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The Psychology Behind How Clothing Influences How People See You At ...

How you dress has a big impact on how people view you, and how you view yourself. According to 99U, it's not about dressing one specific way though, it's about considering your audience and using that to your advantage.

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Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on ...

Apr 2

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management

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Four Ways to Give Good Feedback

When effectively administered, feedback is a powerful way to build knowledge and skills, increase skills, increase motivation, and develop reflective habits of mind in students and employees. Too often, however, the feedback we give (and get) is ...

Apr 2

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Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works

Mental-health care has come a long way since the remedy of choice was trepanation — drilling holes into the skull to release “evil spirits.” Over the last 30 years, treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and ...

Apr 1

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Teachers' gestures during teaching boost math learning

Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures - a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra. A study published in Child Development, the top-ranked educational psychology journal, ...

Apr 1

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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A Point of View: Is there a secret to a happy marriage?

Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn't have one. There's a truth universally acknowledged, or one that ought to be anyway. Just as the people who write books about good sex are never people you would want to sleep with, and ...

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