Feeling connectedness and coherence in your environment makes Life ...

Experiencing connections, regularities, and coherence in their environment may lead people to feel a greater sense of meaning in life, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

May 1

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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How Does Sex Differ from Intimacy?

Are sex and intimacy different things? Can you have one without the other? Or does one lead to another? It seems that there are many conflicting opinions on the roles of sex and intimacy within a relationship (and out of one, too). It is ...

May 1

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Reading wordless storybooks to toddlers may expose them to richer ...

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that children hear more complex language from parents when they read a storybook with only pictures compared to a picture-vocabulary book. The findings appear in the latest issue of the journal ...

Apr 30

Categories: Child Development

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Research suggests that mental illnesses lie along a spectrum

David Kupfer is a modern-day heretic. A psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Kupfer, has spent the past six years directing the revision of a book commonly referred to as the bible of the psychiatric field. The work will ...

Apr 30

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Pathological gambling caused by excessive optimism

Compulsive gamblers suffer from an optimism bias that modifies their subjective representation of probability and affects their decisions in situations involving high-risk monetary wagers. This is the conclusion drawn by Jean-Claude Dreher’s ...

Apr 30

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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An inside look at happy

Psychologist studies what makes people look at life differently Sonja Lyubomirsky says you have a happiness set point, partly encoded in your genes. If something good happens, your sense of happiness rises; if something bad happens, it falls. But ...

Apr 29

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Where is the Self in Treatment of Mental Disorder

A lot of treatment for mental health concerns is focused on the disorder. Medications for the symptoms, cognitive-behavioral therapy for the irrational thoughts. Professionals always asking “How’re you doing?” “How’s the week been?” ...

Apr 29

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Green Space Means More for Satisfaction Than a Neighborhood's Average ...

As we've seen again and again, people are generally happier when they have access to grass, trees, and flowers. In terms of the many other things required to have a satisfying life in urban settings, how important is living near parks and ...

Apr 27

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Poor parenting - including overprotection - increases bullying risk

Children who are exposed to negative parenting – including abuse, neglect but also overprotection – are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children. The ...

Apr 27

Categories: Bullying, Parenting

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Meditation can increase your body temperature

Feeling cold? Try meditation! Meditation can make you feel warmer, a new study conducted in Tibet suggests, which found the core body temperature can be controlled by the brain. Researchers led by Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov from the ...

Apr 27

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Early dialogue between parents and children most effective in ...

Early, substantive dialogue between parents and their grade-school age children about the ills of tobacco and alcohol use can be more powerful in shaping teen behavior than advertising, marketing or peer pressure, a University of Texas at Arlington ...

Apr 26

Categories: Addictions

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Use Social Media Responsibly

“For most teens, the Internet is a fundamental part of life,” according to Dana Udall-Weiner, Ph.D, a psychologist who specializes in media literacy. It’s how they communicate and interact. Teens use social media sites like Facebook for ...

Apr 26

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Examine Social Factors to Explain Rise in Diagnoses of Mental ...

Examining social factors is vital to better explaining and understanding the dramatic rise in the number of Americans diagnosed with mental disorders in recent years, according to an analysis by a team of medical and mental health experts. Their ...

Apr 26

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Humans feel empathy for robots

Data from Star Trek, humans have been presented with the fictional dilemma of how we empathize with robots. Robots now infiltrate our lives, toys like Furbies or robot vacuum cleaners bring us closer, but how do we really feel about these ...

Apr 25

Categories: Empathy

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The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed Fast

We worry about work, money, our health, our partners, children...the list goes on. And let's face it, there are plenty of things to worry about, and that's even before you've turned on the news. This means that when the mind is given an idle ...

Apr 25

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