Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you're like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes.
Date Posted: July 8, 2016GO
In Western democracies, young adults are living with their parents for longer, spending more time in education and delaying having children So much so that some commentators have suggested that we need a new term, such as "emerging adulthood", to ...
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life TransitionsGO
Most of us have unwanted thoughts and images that pop into our heads and it's not a big deal. But for people with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) these mental intrusions are frequently distressing and difficult to ignore. A new ...
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
Social anxiety disorder is thought to affect around 1 in 8 people, and is more than just being shy.
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or ...
Categories: Grief, Loss, BereavementGO
While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, DementiaGO
Depression is complex and influenced by many factors, but the way depressed people think is a likely contributor to the disorder. Depression is often associated with cognitive biases, including paying more attention to negative than positive events ...
Psychologists tested three common motivational techniques to see which works best.
Children's mindset about intelligence is affected by their parents.
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ParentingGO
Inspired by the shocking murder of a woman in New York in 1964, reportedly in front of numerous witnesses who did nothing to help (although this was exaggerated), the Bystander Effect is a well-researched phenomenon that describes the diminishing ...
The associations, aromas, foods, moods and other techniques that science has shown can boost your memory.
The short-term strategies that are best for tolerating and reducing pain.
Poverty erects material barriers, but psychological ones too, from the conditions that exacerbate mental health problems, to inculcating children with the sense that they are second-rate
Summary: As soon as social considerations also play a part in economic decisions, our brain seems to switch to a different processing mode, indicate the results of a current study. Participants were able to purchase pieces of music but could ...
Contemptuousness is a distinct personality trait that you can measure with a simple questionnaire.
Categories: Emotional IntelligenceGO