Scientists Highlight Link Between Stress and Appetite

Researchers in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism by which stress increases food drive in rats. This new discovery, published online this week in the journal Neuron, ...

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How to Say No to Your Boss

People-pleasing can be a trap almost anyone can fall into. This is especially true during times of stress or economic uncertainty when there is an extra element of fear or insecurity in the workplace. We begin to think about others’ feelings, ...

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Social Acceptance and Rejection: The Sweet and the Bitter

For proof that rejection, exclusion, and acceptance are central to our lives, look no farther than the living room, says Nathan Dewall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky. "If you turn on the television set, and watch any reality TV ...

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Mythbusters II: We Do NOT Begin As Blank Slates

We love the idea of childhood innocence. We love the idea that babies are born into the world with a blank slate. Anything is possible. Protect them from the dangers of the world and they will have perfectly wonderful, carefree lives. The ...

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Intestinal Protein May Have Role in ADHD, Other Neurological Disorders

A biochemical pathway long associated with diarrhea and intestinal function may provide a new therapeutic target for treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) other neuropsychiatric disorders, according to a team of scientists from ...

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Riot psychology

In the coming weeks we can expect to see politicians and pundits lining up to give us their smash-and-grab clichés for the recent urban riots in the UK. They’ll undoubtedly give a warm welcome to our old friends economic decay, disengaged ...

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Incivility a growing problem at work, psychologists say

"Workplace incivility" is on the rise, researchers said Sunday at the American Psychological Association annual meeting. The academics define workplace incivility as "a form of organizational deviance… characterized by low-intensity behaviors ...

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Can Blaming Others Make People Sick?

Constant bitterness can make a person ill, according to Concordia University researchers who have examined the relationship between failure, bitterness and quality of life. "Persistent bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility ...

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Psychology, Not Economics, is Behind Market Bubbles

In stock market bubbles, human nature comes in and mucks up elegant economic theories. The stock market is supposed to be so efficient that it immediately corrects any errors due to human logical biases. There are even investors who exploit ...

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When Irrational Thinking and Emotion Prevail, the Economy Suffers

The threat of a “double dip” back into an economic recession looms, but if this comes to pass, the reasons would be much different from the body blow the U.S. economy received a few years ago. In 2008, a number of major financial institutions ...

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Do women have to act like men to be successful leaders?

While more and more women are assuming roles as managers a new study reveals that rather than using what should come more easily to them like empathy and compassion, these women are increasingly turning to the stereotypically more 'male' traits, ...

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Ten Powerful Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary

Much of the advice you read about how to negotiate your salary is rubbish. It's not just that salaries are a touchy subject and so they're difficult to investigate accurately, it's also that the same old clichés get repeated over-and-over again ...

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Religious Beliefs Impact Levels of Worry

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God.

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Lack of Sleep Contributes to Unethical Conduct

Extending the importance of sleep further into the workplace, a recent study suggests that lack of sleep or low quality of sleep is related to unethical behavior. Drawing from the Ego Depletion model (which says self-control requires purposeful ...

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8 Practical Pointers to Help Your Child Pay Attention

Getting kids to pay attention is hard enough. But thanks to today’s technological advances, it can become an even bigger challenge. For instance, a University of Washington study found a link between toddlers watching TV and diminished attention ...

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