Psychological abuse damages a young child’s physical, mental and ...

Psychological abuse includes acts such as belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point a child’s well-being is at risk, said Dr. Harriet MacMillan, a professor in the departments ...

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Bipolar and the Pressure to Get Better

Hi. My name is Natasha and I have bipolar disorder. In fact, I have had bipolar disorder for at least 14 years. And many of those years I spent not really getting better. Much to the chagrin of the doctors and those around me. After all, if I was ...

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Beat anger by imagining you're a fly on the wall

A new study tests the idea that anger can be dissipated by mentally distancing oneself from the situation - as if viewing proceedings from the perspective of a fly on the wall. There's evidence that this is beneficial, but before now this was ...

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Computer Scientists Present Smile Database

481 test subjects participated in the research of Theo Gevers and Albert Ali Salah. The researchers made a video recording of a posed smile and a spontaneous smile for each participant. The subjects also were also asked to look angry, happy, sad, ...

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Marriage Myth: Spouses Can’t Change

A fundamental law of relational theory is that when any part of a system changes, the entire system—meaning all other parts—will be forced to change in response. What this means in a marriage is that if I create a change in my own attitude and ...

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Think you are funny? Maybe your friends are just being polite

Knock, knock! Who's there? Cows go. Cows go who? No, cows go moo! OK, OK. So it's not a side-slapper — especially if the teller has zero sense of comic timing. But most likely the person sharing the joke over the water cooler thinks he or she ...

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Relationship Rescue: Bringing Back the Passion

Jeffrey, 52, is handsome, a vegetarian, enjoys exercising daily, and works hard as a lawyer in the suburbs near his family's home. He and his wife, Eloise, have two boys: Alex, 17, and Sam, 19. At 50, Eloise is a successful publicist who commutes to ...

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The Incubation Effect: How to Break Through a Mental Block

Mental blocks are incredibly irritating. The usual solution is simply to take a break. After an hour, a day or a week, you return to the problem afresh and suddenly everything seems clear. You can't understand what the problem was in the first ...

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5 One-Minute Ways to Be More Mindful

“If there is a single secret to one-minute mindfulness, it is this: live the next sixty seconds as if your whole life depended on them, with a sense of urgency and excitement, or as if you had just arrived in a foreign land where there is nothing ...

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Lucid Dreamers Help Scientists Locate the Seat of Meta-Consciousness ...

Which areas of the brain help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness, we are always conscious of ourselves. In sleep, however, we are not. But there are people, known as lucid dreamers, who ...

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Men seen as whole, women as body parts

The brains of both men and women perceived men as whole people while women were seen as body parts, according to a new U.S. study. The study, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, discovered that both male and female subjects ...

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Depression Rates Triple Between Ages of 12-15 among adolescent girls

A new report shows that the percentage of girls who experience a major depressive episode in the past year triples between the ages of 12 and 15 (from 5.1 percent to 15.2 percent respectively). The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

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Which is Worse – The Memory or the Maltreatment?

Many studies have linked childhood maltreatment and adversity to mental and physical health disorders later in life. Most of the studies have been retrospective in design, which inserts bias into the study and makes the results less conclusive. A ...

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How to Fight Excessive Doubt

A little critical, analytical thinking is a good thing. Without doubting ourselves sometimes we'd find it difficult to make good decisions. Too much doubt, though, can stop us living our lives to the full. Some people can never make up their ...

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Identifying the Arrogant Boss

Arrogant bosses can drain the bottom line because they are typically poor performers who cover up their insecurities by disparaging subordinates, leading to organizational dysfunction and employee turnover. A new measure of arrogance, developed ...

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