Happy Habits: How to Fix Bad Moods

We are forced to make decisions like this all the time. The habitual way in which we deal with how to order our happy and less happy experiences may have important consequences for how happy we feel overall. In a new study participants were given ...

Oct 19

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Self-confidence the secret to workplace advancement

The old saying “fake it until you make it” might actually be sound professional advice, with new University of Melbourne research finding self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success. Drawing upon more than 100 interviews with ...

Oct 19

Categories: Self-Esteem

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But How Do You Really Feel? Someday the Computer May Know

People are good at understanding one another’s emotions. We realize quickly that now is not a good time to approach the boss or that a loved one is having a lousy day. These skills are so essential that those without them are considered ...

Oct 19

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Study Evaluates Treating Mothers with ADHD to Improve Outcomes in Kids

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine if treating mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- either with medication or parent training -- will help children at risk for ADHD.

Oct 18

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Does being beautiful on the outside make you beautiful on the inside?

Does being beautiful on the outside make you beautiful on the inside? Not necessarily, although attractive women are often thought to have more desirable personality traits in the eyes of strangers, new research shows. In actuality, beautiful ...

Oct 18

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Impact of Autism May Be Different in Men and Women

Men and women with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) may show subtle but significant differences in the cognitive functions impacted by the condition, according to new research published Oct 17 by Meng-Chuan Lai and colleagues from the Autism ...

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Understanding Self-Sabotage

Why would anyone want to sabotage their own efforts? It’s a reasonable question. But a better-phrased question would be: What is the motivation and logic underlying self-sabotage? There is little doubt that it occurs. What is often not ...

Oct 17

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Marriage, education can help improve well-being of adults abused as ...

Men and women in their 30s who had been abused or neglected as children reported worse mental and physical health than their non-abused peers. But being married or having graduated from high school buffered the severity of their symptoms.

Oct 17

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

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Preferences influence choices we make

We come to place more value on the options we chose and less value on the ones we rejected be it choosing between presidential candidates or household objects, researcher say. One way of explaining this effect is through the idea of cognitive ...

Oct 17

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Computer delivered interventions less helpful on college drinking

Colleges have increased use of computer-delivered interventions to provide alcohol counseling because they can reach more students while using fewer resources. But in a new systematic review, researchers found that the impact of CDIs on students was ...

Oct 16

Categories: Addictions

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Study suggests men diagnosed with ADHD as Children had worse outcomes ...

Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without ...

Oct 16

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Nature, nurture both affect kids’ self-control

Being able to delay gratification—often considered a predictor of a child’s future success—is as much a question of environment as innate ability, a new study shows. For the past four decades, the “marshmallow test” has served as a ...

Oct 16

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Other people can't read your mental state as well as you think

Most people hate public speaking. The very idea starts the palms sweating and the stomach churning. It makes sense: with everyone's eyes on you, the potential for embarrassment is huge. Crowds, we are told, can sense our nerves. Or can they? ...

Oct 15

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Veterans are at higher risk of alcohol abuse relapse due to smoking

In a new study published in Frontiers, Dr Timothy Durazzo and colleagues from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, expand upon their decade of research showing that smoking while kicking the alcohol habit ...

Oct 15

Categories: Addictions

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What Psychopaths Teach Us about How to Succeed

Traits that are common among psychopathic serial killers—a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and the manipulation of others—are also shared by politicians and world leaders. ...

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