Sociologists have identified the two kinds of people most likely to ...

Is it better to fit in or stand out? That question has vexed all of us at one time or another, from teenagers to aspiring executives to sociologists. The answer, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Amir Goldberg: It depends.

Nov 2

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Yes, What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health

We all know by now that the quality of our diet has a huge effect on our physical health. But Australia's obesity epidemic and physical health decline isn't the only thing we need to be worried about. We also need to consider our mental health.

Oct 31

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Can money buy happiness? Consider debt first!

Money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Oct 29

Categories: Happiness

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Investing in a healthy Hong Kong can cut welfare costs for the city

Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Other

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How a charity is using dance to improve mental health

There are several workshops which aim to help young people to use dance to explore their mental health problems. Dance can be used for youth to explore their mental health problems, and the impact on the people around them. Even if most of them have ...

Oct 27

Categories: Bipolar, Dance Therapy

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Psychological first aid for humanitarian relief

Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. More and better can be done for the mental health of disaster ...

Oct 27

Categories: Mental Health Professions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Is it bad for your health to pull an all-nighter?

A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you'll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep ...

Oct 27

Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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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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