Study shows that this one question can reveal someone's personality.

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.

Apr 26

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Four reasons why accepting free samples make us spend more

Accepting a free sample triggers deep psychological responses that make us more susceptible to spending money.

Apr 25

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Why does dancing lead to bonding?

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 ...

Apr 25

Categories: Dance Therapy

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Study suggests that this emotion can be more powerful in curbing ...

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.

Apr 25

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Exploring how a teen's high IQ can be both a gift and a curse

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 ...

Apr 23

Categories: Teenage Issues

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How to Listen to Your Emotions

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. ...

Apr 23

Categories: Mindfulness

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New research shows that a parent's perception of their child's weight ...

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.

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Does ambivalance help to improve your problem-solving skills?

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 ...

Apr 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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How to use your voice to influence others

Lowering the pitch of your voice in the first few seconds of an interaction can help you influence others, new research finds.

Apr 22

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six valuable facts about separation anxiety in families

In an article for Geelong Surf Coast Living magazine, Colleen Morris, a counsellor and family therapist, was interviewed about the impact separation has on the family, and, in particular, children. Here are six valuable facts about separation ...

Apr 22

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

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The most distracted people can refocus with this simple excercise

A short breathing exercise is enough to refocus the minds of highly distracted people, new research finds.

Apr 21

Categories: Mindfulness

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Researchers have identified a series of psychological changes that ...

Science now suggests that how we dress may just be the difference between giving ourselves the extra edge in our professional and personal lives.

Apr 19

Categories: Self-Confidence

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Teen angst or depression?

Moodiness, irritability and isolation are often hallmarks of teenage growing pains, so it can be hard to realize where the line begins for mood disorders. So, how do parents know if their child is just going through teenage angst or dealing with a ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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You Can Remember More Words With This Imagery Strategy

A study tests effects of mental imagery on memory.

Apr 19

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Researchers have found that money can buy happiness if you know how ...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge concluded in a study released this month that money can indeed buy happiness. But the joy isn't from how much money you have, but rather how you spend it.

Apr 18

Categories: Happiness

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