Primary Selves, Disowned Selves and Self-Awareness

Self-awareness involves recognising the many selves in you, both primary and disowned, and how they affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What are primary and disowned selves, and how do they work in you?

Oct 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Do Good or Make Money: Which Side are YOU on?

It is possible to both do good and make money.

Oct 29

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mental Health Professions, ...

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Halloween: Mental Illness Stigma

Should we get worked up over Halloween costumes?

Oct 29

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Advantages of Being the Scapegoat

Might the scapegoat of a family benefit from being scapegoated?

Oct 29

Categories: Adult psychological development, Blended Family Issues

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Scientists Study Nomophobia - Fear of Being without a Mobile Phone

My dependence on devices reached an embarrassing low recently. As I hurried to leave for work one morning, I patted my back pocket and realized I did not have my phone. Seconds later, in a fully automatic behavioral response, I patted my back pocket ...

Oct 28

Categories: Phobias

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Oxytocin has social, emotional and behavioral benefits in young kids ...

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioral issues among young children with autism, according to a University of Sydney research.

Oct 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Birth Order, Personality and Intelligence

Contrary to popular belief, an individual's personality is only slightly affected by their birth position among siblings, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oct 27

Categories: Child Development

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Improving Communication in Relationships

Without good communication skills and quality time dedicated to communicating, relationships soon flounder and fail, especially among couples with the stress of careers and a full family life. Couples need to learn that their relationship is not a ...

Oct 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Depression too often reduced to a checklist of symptoms

How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist.

Oct 26

Categories: Depression

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Praise from the boss doesn't always motivate us, study finds

Receiving praise and recognition in the workplace motivates us for simple tasks but not for more complex projects, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Greenwich academic.

Oct 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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People prone to feeling guilty have a surprising advantage

Being better at reading facial emotions is just one of the benefits of being prone to guilt.

Oct 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Early, intense intervention helps schizophrenics recover

Talk therapy coupled with early intervention and low doses of anti-psychotic medication can be more effective for people with schizophrenia than routine treatment, a major US study said Tuesday.

Oct 22

Categories: Schizophrenia

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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging

Scientists are discovering something very peculiar about aging: How we feel about getting old matters. A lot.

Oct 22

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Economic Growth Can't Buy Happiness

It's often assumed that economic gains will lead to a corresponding boost in happiness, but science suggests that the relationship between economics and happiness is actually much more complicated. Research has shown that getting promotion or a ...

Oct 21

Categories: Happiness

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What Drives Your Happiness With Work?

As a college student, I spent a lot of time thinking about what my work life would be like. I watched the adults in my life and saw that not everyone loved the work they did. Many of them were glad that they could provide for their families, but ...

Oct 21

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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