Even Small Children Are Less Helpful after Touching Money

Merely touching money has the power to alter our behavior. Money makes us more selfish, less helpful, and less generous towards others

Jun 22

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Choices Are Based on Feelings Not Value

Over the past 50 years, there has been an increasing appreciation of the role of feelings in people’s choices. Economic models suggest that people’s choices should be based on an objective assessment of the value that an option has related to a ...

Jun 21

Categories: Other

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Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to ...

Jun 21

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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The Hidden Face of Mental Illness

Mental health is a growing concern in this country. Illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia affect more than 43 million Americans. Only a small percentage will seek out professional help to challenge their demons (National ...

Jun 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Prejudice / Discrimination

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Cognitive function worsened by dull and dirty workplaces

According to Grzywacz and colleagues, some studies have also suggested that working in a dirty environment can impact long-term cognitive functioning, while others have indicated that brain health may suffer as a result of an unstimulating ...

Jun 20

Categories: Other

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Terrorism, the Sociopath, and Shame

Within hours of the Orlando killings, newscasters and commentators were asking the predictable and familiar question: was the shooter a terrorist radicalized by ISIS ideology or was he struggling with a mental illness?

Jun 20

Categories: Fear, Shame

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Brains of teens with conduct disorder are different

Compared with their peers, male youths with severe antisocial behavior problems appear to have significant differences in brain structure, suggesting their problem behavior stems from early life changes in brain development.

Jun 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior ...

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How To Neutralize Emotions

There has been a lot of discussion on all sides regarding “emotion processing” and how to successfully handle what are coined as “negative emotions.” So what are we to do with negative emotions?

Jun 17

Categories: Anger Management

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Do Depressed and Anxious People Ruminate And Worry?

Research on depression and anxiety has looked at many factors underlying these disorders. One important factor that has emerged in many studies is rumination.

Jun 17

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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This Creative Pursuit Lowers Cortisol And Relieves Stress

Making art lowers the levels of stress hormones in your body, a new study finds.

Jun 17

Categories: Art Therapy, Stress Management

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"I'm Fat, and You Don't Love Me" : How early attachment insecurity ...

But it ISN'T THE FOOD. Eating disorders are not about meals. They're usually about control. And those issues start young, sometimes before you've mastered the use of a knife and fork.

Jun 16

Categories: Attachment Issues, Eating Disorders

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Photography Has A Surprising Psychological Benefit, Large Study Finds

It turns out that photography has an unsuspected psychological benefit.

Jun 16

Categories: Other

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Both Introverts and Extraverts Get Exhausted from Too Much Socializing

Having an active social life is one of the strongest predictors of longevity and good health. Human connection is one of the most fundamental and important human drives. But it can also be our most tiring! Quick question: raise your hand if you ever ...

Jun 16

Categories: Other

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It Can Be A Good Thing For A Therapist And Client To Disagree About ...

Rapport between a client and therapist is important for therapy to be successful, and part of that is agreeing about the aims of the exercise. You’d think this would include the therapist and client agreeing about the specific nature of the ...

Jun 14

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Hitting Rock Bottom: Some, Not All

Hitting rock bottom is a phrase I hear all the time when people talk about addiction. Yet, what does it mean to hit rock bottom?

Jun 14

Categories: Addictions

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