To bolster a new year's resolution - ask, don't tell

“Will you exercise this year?” That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others’ behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research.

Dec 29

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Facial Features and Salaries

When you first interview for a job or head into a salary negotiation, there’s a lot that’s under your control. Unfortunately, that person may be subconsciously relying on your facial structure.

Dec 28

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Nomophobia

The term “addiction” is usually associated with alcoholism and drug abuse. Yet people can get addicted to different stimulants that are far beyond illegal substances.

Dec 28

Categories: Addictions

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The psychology of online sharing

What prompts us to share on social media and why do we share the things we do? Science has started to figure this out.

Dec 26

Categories: Empathy

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Plot Spoilers and Your Enjoyment of 'Star Wars'

"Don't tell me what happens!" Spoilers do reduce enjoyment, but not as much as you might think, research shows.

Dec 26

Categories: Other

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Christmas Sweets: What they reveal about preventing child obesity

When you hear the word “Christmas”, what are the first five words that instantly pop into your head? This was the question asked in a new study that led researchers to suggest that differences in food parenting styles for special occasions, may ...

Dec 26

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Revealing the Hidden Pain of Family Estrangement

What happens when you cut ties with your family, or your family cuts ties with you? The high emotional and psychological cost of family estrangement.

Dec 23

Categories: Family Problems

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Empathy with strangers can be learned

We can learn to empathize with strangers. A new study finds that surprisingly positive experiences with people from another group trigger a learning effect in the brain, which increases empathy.

Dec 23

Categories: Empathy

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What kinds of actions do people think of as most stupid?

New research suggests that to avoid people thinking you're stupid, above all you need to refrain from undertaking risky tasks for which you lack suitable knowledge or skills.

Dec 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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Holiday Dinner, with False Memories for Dessert

Proceed with extreme caution when your family starts to share recollections about you that you yourself don’t remember.

Dec 22

Categories: Blended Family Issues

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Narcissism, the seed of violence from children towards their parents

The mirror becomes an object that they cannot live without. They fall in love with their own reflection and believe that they deserve special treatment, becoming aggressive if they don't receive it. A new study has analysed factors that create ...

Dec 21

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Millennials are more confident in their parenting than others

New research suggests millennial moms are more confident about having parenting nailed than moms of other generations.

Dec 21

Categories: Parenting

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Researchers measure emotion with mouse clicks

Most people can tell if you’re angry based on the way you’re acting. What about the way you move a computer mouse?

Dec 19

Categories: Anger Management

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Getting through the holidays after a break-up

Holiday time can be brutal when you're newly single, but you can do it!

Dec 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Naughty or nice? Is the way we 'perform' Santa Claus under threat?

Santa Claus performers struggle with fulfilling the role of old St Nic due to an acute awareness of the sensitivities around interactions with children.

Dec 19

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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