Facebook Use Leads to Depression? No, Says Study

A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study ...

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TED: A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours

Did our irrational economic risk taking behavior come from our monkey ancestors?

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When Does Reverse Psychology Work?

You're probably familiar with reverse psychology: it's when you try to get someone to do something by telling them to do the opposite. In theory people don't like to have their freedom restricted so they rebel. But what does the psychological ...

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The Workaholic Breakdown Syndrome - Loss of Feeling

Only by bringing into conscious awareness the escalating fears of failure, boredom, laziness, discovery, self-discovery, and paranoia will workaholics begin to recognize that something is seriously wrong. They need to realize that in order to ...

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly "predicting" the winner of all games in the competition. Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control in their lives ...

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Small Talk 101: How to Make Conversation with Anyone

There’s no arguing with the fact that situations requiring polite small talk can be incredibly uncomfortable. Whether you’re trying to chat up a new business contact at an industry networking event or simply make casual conversation with ...

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Employees' interests predict how they will perform on the job

New research published in the July 2012 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that employee interests may be a better way to predict who will perform well on the job. ...

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25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life

When you’re feeling upset, it’s difficult to problem-solve or think of what actions might help. Keeping a list of what works for you could be an important step for coping successfully. It’s also true that building strong basics in your life ...

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Individuals Cooperate According to Their Emotional State and Their ...

A study by researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad de Zaragoza has determined that when deciding whether to cooperate with others, people do not act thinking about their own reward, as had been previously believed, but rather ...

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Compassion Fatigue

Medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, and emergency workers, who help traumatized patients may develop their own Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms as an indirect response to their patient’s suffering. ...

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Married couples are happier when they commute in the same direction

What we do with our bodies can trigger metaphorical associations in our minds, having knock-on effects for perceptions and attitudes. For example, holding a warm drink can lead us to judge a person's character more favourably, presumably through ...

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Early Birth May Pose Higher Risk to the Mind

Premature birth may increase the risk for serious mental illness in adolescence and young adulthood, a recent study reports. Researchers reviewed birth and hospital admissions records of more than 1.3 million Swedes born from 1973 to 1985. They ...

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The Advantages of Being First

How people make choices depends on many factors, but a new study finds people consistently prefer the options that come first: first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first salad on the menu -- first is considered best. In three ...

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The Psychology of Flow

When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd thing. When their painting was going well they didn't care about getting tired, hungry or uncomfortable, they just carried on. But ...

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Teen Sexting Prevalent: Nearly 30 Percent Send Nude Pictures Despite ...

more than 1 in 4 adolescents have sent a nude picture of themselves through electronic means, about half have been asked to send a nude picture, and about a third have asked for a nude picture to be sent to them. Boys were more likely to ask and ...

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