Study: Perfectionism linked to burnout at work school and sports

A perfectionist yourself? Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and ...

Aug 3

Categories: Other

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Study: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task ...

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – more so than it would for typically developing kids. But it wasn’t clear if better performance through praise and reward was ...

Aug 3

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Study: Computerized treatment may combat PTSD symptoms 0

Some 10-15 percent of combat veterans struggle with wounds invisible to the naked eye: post-traumatic stress. While there is no cure-all for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new study suggests an entirely new approach to treating PTSD - a ...

Aug 1

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

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Study: People walk slower and swerve when texting while distracted

Have a habit of walking and texting at the same time? Texting while walking and being cognitively distracted may significantly affect the way a person walks, resulting in a more cautious gait.

Jul 31

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Study: 22% of Children Have Underdeveloped Brains From Growing up in ...

Growing up in poverty — as do 22% of children in the US — has alarming, long-term effects on the brain, new studies conclude. This can lead to long-term problems with depression, anxiety, learning difficulties and issues dealing with stress.

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Study: Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress ...

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Depending on your brain, Practice doesn't always make perfect

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for ...

Jul 29

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The Myth of Matrydom:What You Don't Understand about Suicide Attacks

There is still widespread confusion about the psychology of Islamic suicide attackers, whether they strike at home or abroad. Are they attempting to sacrifice their lives for an ideological cause, or do they actually want to die? The answer to this ...

Jul 29

Categories: Depression, Other

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Why Do Some People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Although conspiracy beliefs can occasionally be based on a rational analysis of the evidence, most of the time they are not. As a species, one of our greatest strengths is our ability to find meaningful patterns in the world around us and to make ...

Jul 29

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Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Gottman Discuss Tools for Parenting with ...

Drs. John & Julie Gottman discuss the importance of "Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child". They talk about what the ...

Jul 28

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Practice Being Grateful and Reap the Benefits

The benefits of gratitude are many and profound. Being grateful is shown to improve both physical and mental health, psychological wellbeing and attitude, and our relationships with others. Practicing gratitude has even been shown to rewire our ...

Jul 28

Categories: Happiness

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How rudeness spreads like a contagion

University of Florida researchers have finally put a long-standing hypothesis about rudeness to the test. The history to this is a study published in 1999 [pdf] that showed rudeness can create a vicious circle between individuals - if you're rude to ...

Jul 28

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Why Be Present

It is normal for our minds to wander. Whether we are in conversation, at work, or doing day-to-day activities, we have a tendency to think about the past or the future. When we do this, we are more prone to anxiety and depression. By practicing ...

Jul 27

Categories: Mindfulness

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Are you tone deaf? Or do you just think you are?

Have you ever been told you were "tone deaf" in music classes because you "can't sing in tune"? And thus, you've always assumed you were tone deaf just because someone labelled you as one? Tone deaf is known as amusia and you're not actually as tone ...

Jul 27

Categories: Other

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Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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