Praising children, especially those with low self-esteem, for their personal qualities rather than their efforts may make them feel more ashamed when they fail, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “This type of personal praise may backfire. What may seem like common sense can sometimes lead adults ...
Date Posted: March 4, 2013
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Giving someone the silent treatment may not always be such a bad thing. It may actually be a good way to deal with someone who is acting like a jerk, a new study finds. The research reveals there are benefits to cutting off conversation with a ...
Hear from the founder of Anxiety in Teens about what it is like to suffer from compulsions and how to manage anxiety problems.
Categories: Anxiety, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
Practice makes progress, if not perfection, for most things in life. Generally, practicing a skill—be it basketball, chess or the tuba—mostly makes you better at whatever it was you practiced. Even related areas do not benefit much. Doing ...
"Empirical research demonstrates that the psychological and social aspects of committed relationships between same-sex partners largely resemble those of heterosexual partnerships," the briefs state. "Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples form ...
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The CDC estimated a 1% worldwide prevalence for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In the United States, 1 out of 88 kids is diagnosed with ASD (according to data from a survey conducted in 2008). Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by ...
Most parents would agree that raising a generous child is an admirable goal — but how, exactly, is that accomplished? New results from the University of Notre Dame’s Science of Generosity initiative, which funds generosity research around the ...
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For many years personality psychologists gave the same answer as any pessimist: no, people's personalities don't change. This was even more true once they got to 30-years-old. By that time, it was thought that if people preferred their own ...
Couples retreats, group bike rides, dinner reservations for four? Yup, sounds like you're in love—and so are a bunch of your friends. But when was the last time you booked a table with an odd number of seats? According to new research in the ...
When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant, a new study reveals. These findings may one day play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse. If you accidently kick your toe against a doorframe ...
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Maybe you are outraged by the dirty socks strewn across your bedroom floor. Or you are frustrated that your anniversary has gone unacknowledged – again. Whatever the reason, your spouse is trying your patience. How do you bring back that loving ...
People become more politically liberal immediately after practising a spiritual exercise such as meditation, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. "There's great overlap between religious beliefs and political orientations," says one ...
Humans may look down upon certain sexual interests as odd or gross, though chances are that animals indulge in a spot of similar behaviour too. Romantic relationships are complicated, and so is sex. Relationships can be fraught with the ...
Previous research has shown that being able to call up concrete, detailed memories that are positive or self-affirming can help to boost positive mood for people with a history of depression. But it’s this kind of vivid memory for everyday events ...
nal relationships. But the trend for the past decade has been to move away from interpersonal methods of treatment and toward cognitive therapies that allow for short-term treatment of problems, rather than a commitment of months or even years of ...
For chronic pain sufferers, such as people who develop back pain after a car accident, avoiding the harmful effects of stress may be key to managing their condition. This is particularly important for people with a smaller-than-average hippocampus, ...
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