CBT targets emotional barriers to help people successfully lose weight

Roll -up, roll up wanna know the best way to lose weight? Got your attention? Great! I’m sure at one point or another we’ve all struggled to find the best way to lose weight and keep it off. And sure you don’t have to be a rocket scientist ...

Jan 12

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How to Stop Biting Your Nails

The bad habit of nail-biting is much more common than you might think. Some studies have found about one-quarter of children bite their nails habitually (Ghanizadeh & Shekoohi, 2011), others say it may peak at almost 45% in adolescence (Peterson ...

Jan 11

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The effects of China's One Child Policy on its children

New research shows China's controversial One Child Policy (OCP) has not only dramatically re-shaped the population, but has produced individuals lacking characteristics important for economic and social attainment. In research published today in ...

Jan 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

What do you do if your teenage daughter is addicted to videogames and Internet porn? For one South Korea family, the answer is to enroll your daughter in a horse riding therapy program. And by all accounts, it did the trick. Read more: ...

Jan 11

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People With Brown Eyes Appear More Trustworthy, But That’s Not The ...

Take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror. I want you to really examine your features—the curves, lines and shapes that make up your face. How broad is your chin? Narrow, or wide? How big is your mouth in comparison? Or your nose? Do you ...

Jan 10

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Racial Essentialism Reduces Creative Thinking By Making People More ...

New research suggests that racial stereotypes and creativity have more in common than we might think. In an article published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researcher Carmit Tadmor of Tel Aviv ...

Jan 10

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination

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Want a good night's sleep? Let the baby cry, say psychologists

For academics claim to have shown that letting an infant cry itself to sleep is the best way to ensure a good night’s rest for all. While most babies sleep through five or six night a week by the age of six months, according to the study by ...

Jan 10

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Why You Won’t Be the Person You Expect to Be

When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over the years. But when we look ahead, somehow we expect ourselves to stay the same, a team of psychologists said Thursday, ...

Jan 9

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Can diet beat depression?

Researchers, from the universities of Las Palmas and Navarra, assess the evidence into links between diet and depression and find it lacking. ”Depression is similar in many aspects to heart disease” they explained. “Both are associated with ...

Jan 9

Categories: Depression

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What Parents Need to Know About Medication for ADHD

“ADHD medications turn kids into compliant zombies.” “They’re only prescribed to simplify a parent’s job.” “They boost the risk for drug abuse.” “They change kids’ personalities.” These are just some of the many ...

Jan 9

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Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows

Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. “Life ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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These are the unwritten rules of Facebook

With over a billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a fundamental part of social life. Much as there are long-standing unwritten rules governing the way we behave toward each other face-to-face, today there also exist cultural expectations for ...

Jan 8

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Recognizing Psychological Common Ground Could Ease Tensions Among ...

Understanding how thoughts of mortality influence individuals’ beliefs sheds light on the commonalities among different groups’ motivations and could help ease tensions between opposing viewpoints, according to University of Missouri experiments ...

Jan 8

Categories: Religious Issues

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others. According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers at ...

Jan 7

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Pronunciation of ‘s’ sounds impacts perception of gender

A person’s style of speech — not just the pitch of his or her voice — may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher who studied transgender people ...

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