Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communications in safeguarding people from depression.
Date Posted: October 13, 2015
Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas. However, over-thinking worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage.
Categories: Anxiety, Personality problemsGO
Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.
Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-EsteemGO
Happiness in a relationship can be approached using five skills. Improvement in these skills is noticeable and measurable; progress can generate increased satisfaction quickly. Framing and sharing these skills to improve the quality of your ...
Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & MarriageGO
Irritability is something we all experience at times, but what sets it apart from other emotional states is the extent to which it pollutes the emotional atmosphere around us.
Categories: Anger ManagementGO
"You just have to put people into the right kind of social environment where they can interact with each other, and even anonymous social interaction will create behavior change,” says Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for ...
Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...GO
The decision to work on something is driven by how much we value accomplishing the project in that moment – what psychologists call its subjective value. And procrastination, in psychological terms, is what happens when the value of doing ...
Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-GuidanceGO
We often think of marital therapy as a last resort. We assume that only couples with “serious” issues should seek it. We assume that only couples in dire straits can benefit. But all couples can enhance their relationship by learning the skills ...
Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & MarriageGO
A European survey published in 2009 found that of nearly 9000 people who showed evidence of clinically significant depression or anxiety, only a third thought that mental health services could help them.
"Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression," says Dr. Alan Teo assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & ...
Categories: Adult psychological development, DepressionGO
With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.
Categories: Fear, Sleep DisordersGO
“The mental health of men remains a neglected area of research and one that is not adequately addressed during the transition to parenthood,” says senior author, Dr. Deborah Da Costa.
Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield says children do not have the confidence to go to the doctor with mental health issues.
Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)GO
She says passing the Mental Health Reform Act would increase aid for families struggling to help a loved one who suffers from mental illness before he acts out with violence.
Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic ViolenceGO
The next generation is craving ways to be a part positive change. Social media and technology are amplifiers helping them actually do it.
Categories: Positive PsychologyGO