Study finds that pilots' decisions are just as irrational as ours

Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging. Tragically, a contributing factor to many fatal accidents is when the pilot has misjudged the appropriateness of the flying conditions.

May 18

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Study: obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.

May 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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What type of holiday is best for your mental state?

While taking a vacation has strong psychological benefits, there's no one-size-fits-all dream holiday. The type of break you should take varies greatly according to your mindset; after all, time alone on a remote island will impact someone who's ...

May 17

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The two-way street between alcohol and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common following situations that involve threatened death or serious injury, such as robbery or rape, an earthquake or a car accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The ...

May 17

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Study shows why we underestimate people's willingness to help us

An interesting finding from studies over the last several years is that people underestimate how likely someone else is to comply with a request. That is, if you ask someone to do a simple task, they are generally much more likely to agree to do it ...

May 16

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Taking off your shoes can improve your memory

Running barefoot improves memory more than running with shoes on, a new study finds.

May 16

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Poor work culture can damage mental and physical health

Poor workplace culture can have a huge effect on people's mental and physical health, and it's time ­business leaders addressed the issue urgently.

May 14

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Study: Living in Cities Cause Psychotic Symptoms

A new study from researchers at Duke University and King's College London says that living in neighbourhoods with high crime rates and low social cohesion can cause psychotic symptoms among urban children. The study, published in the journal ...

May 14

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New research finds that the best treatment for depression targets its ...

Four symptoms are particularly important in the development of clinical depression, according to new research.

May 13

Categories: Depression

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Why do women do so much better at university than their high school ...

One may argue that standardized testing such as the SATs are faulty, hence cannot accurately predict how well women will do in university. Others claim that women tend to choose easier subjects in university, hence score better grades. However, ...

May 13

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the pervasiveness of smartphones is making us increasingly distracted and hyperactive. These presumed symptoms of constant digital stimulation also happen to characterize a well-known neurodevelopmental disorder: ...

May 12

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Seven subtle signs of anxiety.

It can be difficult to tell when someone is suffering from anxiety. Frequently people try to hide any mental health problems they are experiencing as they don’t want others to see their weakness and fear that they will be misunderstood. Here are ...

May 12

Categories: Anxiety

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Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder ...

UAB researchers are testing a new treatment for BED: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(tDCS). The non-invasive therapy sends low-voltage electricity into the brain through electrodes places on either side of the head.

May 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The wealthier you get, the less social you are

Rich Americans aren't only getting richer. They're becoming more isolated from the rest of America, too. Rich Americans spend less time socializing with their family and neighbors - although they do spend more time socializing with friends. The ...

May 11

Categories: Social Isolation

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Study suggests that our well being is shaped by our environment

A recent study suggests that who we are might be more integrated with where we are than previously thought. A paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, reveals that a good built environment might promote well-being and effect our decisions.

May 10

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