Football team lose yesterday? Your work performance will probably ...

How much do experiences in one part of our lives have effects that spill into other, seemingly separate domains? One obvious candidate is the football team you follow - it's a distinctive arena that matters greatly for many people and involves a ...

Oct 12

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Depressed? Do What You Love

Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder.

Oct 12

Categories: Depression

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Gender identity issues among children increase tenfold in six years

The number of children referred to the NHS with gender identity issues has increased more than tenfold over the past six years. The latest figures from the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) revealed that 969 under-18s in the UK have been ...

Oct 11

Categories: Gender Identity disorder

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Forcing positive thoughts won't make you happy

All people, at times, fill up with grief, spill over with joy, or tremble with anger. Most of us are taught early on to manage these emotions by sharing and reveling in the positive ones, while repressing or apologizing for the negative ones. Either ...

Oct 11

Categories: Happiness

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5 Top Tips on How To Reduce Anxiety

Here's a video on 5 things you can start to do right now to help reduce and relieve anxiety. Following these tips on how to ...

Oct 10

Categories: Anxiety

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Brain Connectivity Predicts Procrastination

Procrastination — we are all guilty of it. Irrationally delaying a task in day-to-day life can have minor effects, such as lost sleep from staying up late to meet a deadline, but it can also be detrimental. From a health perspective, waiting to go ...

Oct 10

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Diabetes Drug for Addiction Treatment

A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse.

Oct 7

Categories: Addictions

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Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Cannabis reduces creativity

Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking. This is the conclusion drawn by psychologist Mikael Kowal from his research on the effects of cannabis.

Oct 6

Categories: Creative Blocks, Drug Addiction

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What is Mentalization? - With Peter Fonagy

Watch this video in which Psychology heavy weight Dr. Peter Fonagy is interviewed about Mentalization - a field he helped ...

Oct 6

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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their ...

Oct 5

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

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Female bosses judged more harshly than male counterparts for being ...

In a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology explores the way that female managers are appraised when they treat others unjustly. The research suggests that while the sexes are treated even-handedly when they commit certain injustices, there ...

Oct 5

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Would you vote for a psychopath?

Many well-regarded leaders appear to find success through psychopathic traits - namely, fearlessness, social influence and immunity to stress. However, research suggests that leaders who also possess psychopathy's negative characteristics - ...

Oct 4

Categories: Other

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Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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Stress hormone may lead to post-partum depression

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to develop postpartum depression, according to a new study published in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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