Internet Usage Pattern Can Indicate Depression

Depressed internet users browse the web more randomly, switching between several applications, new research on university students suggests. The researchers analyzed Internet usage among college students and found that students who show signs of ...

May 18

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There's Nothing Wrong With Turning Red: How Embarrassment Helps Us

Embarrassment is embarrassing. As anyone who has ever been told, “You’re blushing!” knows, displays of embarrassment can become mortifying events of their own. According to recent research, however, revealing embarrassment is nothing to be ...

May 17

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Music as Therapy: Music, Movement, Cognition!

It is rhythm that makes it pos­si­ble for a per­son with Parkinson’s Dis­ease to get up out of their seat and dance their way across the floor. As the Parkinson’s brain processes music, the rhythm seems to coerce and cajole the move­ment ...

May 17

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Perfectionists worry away the benefits of a break from work

Go on, have a few days off. Take a week - you've certainly earned it! Clear your mind, take a break - things will tick over til you return... Easier said than done, of course. But respites from work are valuable, replenishing resources and ...

May 17

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Searching for the Onset of Autism

Early behavioral intervention has shown some promise as a way to help children with autism. But it’s difficult to see the hallmarks of autism before two years of age with today’s diagnostic criteria. Could we find other methods? Seeking to ...

May 16

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Chronic Child Abuse Strong Indicator of Negative Adult Experiences

Child abuse or neglect are strong predictors of major health and emotional problems, but little is known about how the chronicity of the maltreatment may increase future harm apart from other risk factors in a child's life. The study tracked ...

May 16

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People see sexy pictures of women as objects, not people

Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualized bodies are on display. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that both men and women see ...

May 16

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Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?

One day last summer, Anne and her husband, Miguel, took their 9-year-old son, Michael, to a Florida elementary school for the first day of what the family chose to call “summer camp.” For years, Anne and Miguel have struggled to understand their ...

May 15

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A Walk in the Park Gives Mental Boost to People With Depression

A walk in the park may have psychological benefits for people suffering from depression. In one of the first studies to examine the effect of nature walks on cognition and mood in people with major depression, researchers in Canada and the U.S. have ...

May 15

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Polanski’s Movie “Carnage” and Personality Types

This is Part II of my blog on Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, and Christoph Waltz. Early in the movie, 11 year-old Zachary’s parents are on their way to leave Ethan’s parents’ apartment after a ...

May 15

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5 Psychological Reasons Gambling is so Addictive

Gambling has become one of the most popular pastimes for people today. Whether it’s betting on your favourite football team, playing the slot machine at a local casino, or pulling the trigger in a risky round of Russian roulette, gambling never ...

May 14

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Are You Dominant or Subordinate in Your Romantic Relationship?

Dominance is so intrinsic to human social relationships that we don’t even notice it. However, I suspect that if I asked you to make a list of one hundred people you know, including family members, friends, and coworkers, and indicate whether you ...

May 14

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Be careful when comforting struggling students

Previous research tells us that students who see intelligence and ability as fixed will tend to give up when confronted by a difficult problem, whereas those who see intelligence as growable will persevere. But how do teachers' beliefs about ability ...

May 14

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Can I Trust My Gut to Know If I've Found My True Love?

How can you tell if the person you are currently drawn to, dating or living with is The One True Love with whom you should seal the deal? Can you trust your gut to tell you who is a good choice to marry? Is cohabitation a good way to assess if a ...

May 12

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World of Psychology Removing the Stigma of Mental Health

I was a successful actor. Then I had more and more success. I won an Emmy for my role on The Sopranos and I thought: That’s it? The Emmy was supposed to make me feel better. I left it on the floor of my car. It didn’t give me the feelings a life ...

May 12

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