Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset

If you believe yourself to be capable of improvement, believe that your mind can learn, can become better, can overcome setbacks, you are setting yourself—and your brain—up for exactly that path. And if you don’t? You may find yourself living ...

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Being Ignored Online or in Person, It's Still Exclusion

People who are excluded by others online, such as on Facebook, may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to researchers at Penn State and Misericordia University. "If you've ever felt bad about being 'ignored' on ...

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The link between fast food and depression confirmed

According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) ...

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How Stress Influences Disease: Study Reveals Inflammation as the ...

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and ...

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The Epidemic of Gray Divorces

Barbara and Jack got married twenty-four years ago. Barbara is fifty-one and Jack is fifty-two. Their oldest daughter is in college and their younger daughter, a high school senior, is soon going off to college as well. Over the years Barbara and ...

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The Impact of Stress and Anger

"...My husband and I have four daughters and he has had two recent heart attacks. He has six stents and a handful of "false alarm" hospitalizations for chest pain, most of which follow arguing type situations. His current risk factors are ...

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Psychological ‘Growth’ Through War and Disease: Sometimes It’s ...

A week ago, The New York Times magazine ran an article on what psychologists call “posttraumatic growth.” An experience that can purportedly occur subsequent to severe life trauma, it might be best titled “The Oprah Moment” for ...

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Why Do People Bully?

The documentary "Bully," which opens today, shows Alex Libby being pushed, poked and ridiculed. At one point in the film he says, “They push me so far that I want to become the bully." It takes a hard, close look at the bullied and the ...

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Intelligence Is More Accurate Predictor of Future Career Success Than ...

Conventional wisdom tells us that in the business world, "you are who you know" -- your social background and professional networks outweigh talent when it comes to career success. But according to a Tel Aviv University researcher, making the right ...

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What jetBlue’s Pilot Meltdown Means

I’ve struggled to find something meaningful to say about the incident when the captain of a jetBlue flight suffered from what appeared to be a “nervous breakdown,” resulting in his eventual restraint and later, criminal charges. I think ...

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Keep Employees Happy Without the Flashy Perks

“Susan, I’d like to have a word with you about that incident during my talk about employee engagement the other day. Please, come on down to my office at about 3:00. You know which one it is? The big one on the corner with all the windows. I ...

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Examining the effect of applying theories in psychology through media ...

The dramatic influence of rapidly growing social media, computers, telephony, television, movies and the internet continue to surprise us all. Among the most fascinating developments is what we are learning from brain research using Magnetic ...

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Why Teamwork is Overrated

Does teamwork always enhance the performance of organisations? It might seem like a question that's too obvious to ask. Practically every job description ever written demands 'a good team player'. Teams of all kinds pop up everywhere in ...

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Om: Meditation a big help for emotional issues

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with ...

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