Research has found that spending time looking back on our lives is good for our mental health. There are therapeutic trials that show purposeful reminiscence can bring about clinically meaningful decreases in depression. And now, an investigation in Applied Cognitive Psychology provides further ...
Date Posted: April 30, 2016
According to a new study in Social Influence, strangers are less likely to come to your assistance if they've just exited a luxury store, or even if you just happen to be in an exclusive part of town with lots of pricey shops.
Being kind to others boosts mood and well-being more than being kind to yourself, new research finds.
Over the last 50 years, political rights for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have significantly broadened in some countries, while they have narrowed in others. In many parts of the world, political and popular support for LGB rights ...
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A UF study has found that specific genetic markers that put people at risk for depression also predict who might benefit from exercise, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Frailty & Aging.
A study shows that your personality may influence whether your income affects your happiness.
The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder. Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games.
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The grieving process is unique to each person. The best way to offer support, however, is not.
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Asking someone what they think about other people reveals much about their own personality. The reason is that people tend to see more of their own qualities in others.
Accepting a free sample triggers deep psychological responses that make us more susceptible to spending money.
Studies show that dancing at parties and in groups encourages social bonding. Many researchers have argued that people experience a blurring of the self into their groups thanks to the synchronization that occurs while dancing. Yet it is also ...
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Being grateful helps to increase self-control and reduce impulsive behaviours, new research finds. People who cultivate gratitude towards everyday events are also more patient.
Exceptional intelligence is a double-edged sword for most kids, especially teens, who often find the pressure to succeed both intoxicating and suffocating. It is often the duality of these polar opposites that give smart teens the gift of success ...
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Emotions "seek to serve and empower us to explore the world safely and make meaning of our experience in it," said Deb Hannaford, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena and Monrovia, Calif. Emotions are valuable sources of information. ...
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight.
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Psychologists have got a clear idea of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states. Feeling positive encourages an explorative cognitive style that is risk-tolerant and well suited to the open aspects of creativity, whereas negative emotions ...
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