Don't Believe Your Eyes

Most visual hallucinations are associated with illnesses such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, migraines, and some forms of dementia, but healthy people can also experience hallucinations, from drugs, sleep deprivation, or loss of vision.

Oct 26

Categories: Schizophrenia

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How Much Excessive Noise Actually Messes with Your Health

Noise pollution is a lot worse for you than you'd have thought. According to the World Health Organisation, it's the second biggest environmental cause of health problems in humans after air pollution. Studies from 2012 suggested it contributed to ...

Oct 26

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CEO pay should be linked to staff mental health

Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett has called for the performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially linked to the mental wellbeing of their employees. In a speech to the Business Council of Australia’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces ...

Oct 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The psychology of impulsive shopping

With Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the winter sales all approaching, consumers around the world will once again overindulge in systematic unplanned purchases that provide little more than a short-term emotional fix. At times, this can cause ...

Oct 25

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping

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Easing Pain

Psychologists are exploring complementary therapies and integrated approaches to better treat the complex problem of chronic pain. More effort is being put into studying complementary therapies, including hypnosis, meditation and yoga, that may ease ...

Oct 25

Categories: Chronic Pain, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation, Pain ...

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How the brain adapts to telling lies

Anecdotal reports of dishonesty escalating over time are common. Thus, a team of researchers from University College London (U.C.L.) and Duke University decided to investigate. The team's findings confirm in a laboratory setting that dishonesty ...

Oct 25

Categories: Antisocial personality, Other

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Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 ...

New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...

Oct 22

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...

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Can divorced parents still act like parents?

For millions of parents who raise children in two homes, tricky problems and emotional volatility often greatly complicates their negotiations. The pain of lost love can propel former partners to act impulsively out of hurt, anger or spite. The fear ...

Oct 22

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Family ...

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Stress ruins your diet!

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. This study is the first to show that stress has the potential to cancel out benefits of choosing healthier fats.

Oct 22

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...

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Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University ...

Oct 21

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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What eight weeks of mindfulness training do to your brain

Practising mindfulness - spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way - has been associated with many beneficial outcomes, including reduced anxiety and improved decision making (although note, there ...

Oct 21

Categories: Mindfulness

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Going for a run improves cramming for an exam

Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research.

Oct 20

Categories: Academic Issues

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The Psychology of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is currently a hot topic in psychology, and beyond. Given the wealth of research on mindfulness, as well as dissenting opinions regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of mindfulness, what exactly is mindfulness?

Oct 20

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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ADHD: Myths vs. Facts

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence endorsed by the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, there is still a multitude of inaccurate information circulating about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), leading to ...

Oct 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Oct 19

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems

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