Positive psychology exercises can be harmful for some

Positive psychology exercises work by developing people's strengths and emotional resources, thereby building their resilience to depression. For a new study, Susan Sergeant and Myriam Mongrain wanted to test the idea that these exercises will be ...

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Every Mouse Is Different: How Mouse 'Personality' Sheds Light On ...

Just as in humans, there are also the tough types or those with a more delicate personality among mice, as Eneritz Gómez, a psychologist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has been able to confirm. Some adopt an active strategy when ...

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Two Major New Studies on Bipolar Disorder in Children Just Published

In October, 2011, two major studies of child bipolar disorder were published in leading psychiatry journals. The articles complement each other. Of critical interest to us, both articles are concerned with the clinical appearance of children and ...

Nov 14

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A fetus can sense mom's psychological state

As a fetus grows, it's constantly getting messages from its mother. It's not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her belly; it also gets chemical signals through the placenta. A new study, which will be published in ...

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Why we kiss

We celebrate kisses in literature and art. On screen, it’s the moment we’re always waiting for, and the cli-max of every great love story. And in our own lives, it’s the ultimate way to express how we feel. A passionate kiss causes our blood ...

Nov 12

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Women See Naked Men Differently, Too

For both men and women, wearing revealing attire causes them to be seen as more sensitive but less competent, says a new study by University of Maryland psychologist Kurt Gray and colleagues from Yale and Northeastern University. In an article ...

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14 Habits of Happy Men - Fulfilling routines and pastimes that ...

What makes men happy? If you thought it was all about grilling and beer, well, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Our informal poll of a diverse group — chefs and bottlewashers, stock brokers and musicians, bachelors and grand dads — yielded the ...

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Singapore Health Promotion Board to promote mental health in local ...

Counselling helpline successful among employees of SMEs, will be open to all firms. Since the Health Promotion Board (HPB) began its pilot phone counselling helpline six months ago, it has received about 200 calls from workers, with some saying that ...

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction? The Buddha and Nietzsche Can Help

The key to contentment and happiness is accepting life as it is. The Buddha said, "I teach two things: the presence of dukkha in our lives and the path to the end of dukkha." Dukkha refers to the dissatisfaction we experience with the circumstances ...

Nov 10

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Looks Do Matter in Job Interviews, According to New Study

People with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. "Discrimination Against Facially ...

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Why Introverts Make Great Leader - Sometimes

When it comes time to pick a group leader, who are you likely to choose? Would it be one of the people eagerly waving their hands in the air in a meeting or volunteering within seconds from an email invitation? These individuals are probably the ...

Nov 9

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Intern Gap Frustrates Clinicians in Training

They call it “the match.” Every year, thousands of graduate students in clinical psychology pick the hospitals and clinics where they would like to do yearlong internships. They rank their choices. The internship programs also rank the ...

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The Neurobiology of Stress: The Stress Response Explained

Stress was put on the map, so to speak, by a Hun­gar­ian — born Cana­dian endocri­nol­o­gist named Hans Hugo Bruno Selye (ZEL — yeh) in 1950, when he pre­sented his research on rats at the annual con­ven­tion of the Amer­i­can ...

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Fatherhood Can Help Change a Man's Bad Habits

After men become fathers for the first time, they show significant decreases in crime, tobacco and alcohol use, according to a new, 19-year study. Researchers assessed more than 200 at-risk boys annually from the age of 12 to 31, and examined how ...

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Depression: A Combination of Environmental, Psychological and Genetic ...

Problems like anxiety and depression are caused by psychological and environmental factors, and are known to be influenced by genetic proclivities. However, it is still not clear how each factor affects the brain's functions to induce anxious and ...

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