For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their awkwardness on Facebook, much as they do in the offline world.
Date Posted: July 8, 2015
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. The most intuitive method to get rid of negative thoughts is trying to suppress them by pushing it out of our minds. Unfortunately, as many ...
After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New research shows that even once intrusive memories ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
Large study compares the effectiveness of different types of therapies for panic disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best treatment for panic disorders, a new study finds. In addition, most people prefer therapy over taking anti-anxiety ...
Categories: Panic issuesGO
Tests predict ten-fold increase in Alzheimer’s risk 18 years in advance. Low scores on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s 18 years in advance, a new study finds.
Categories: Adult psychological developmentGO
Trying too hard to be happy can backfire, but study reveals a strategy that works. An approach to life called ‘prioritising positivity’ has been linked for the first time to increased well-being. Prioritising positivity is all about organising ...
Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It's the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering - with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral TherapyGO
It's always seemed obvious to me that if what we eat affects our physical health then it probably has an impact on our mental health as well. Yet to consider that our diet could influence in any meaningful way our psyche is regarded by many who work ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You'd take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you'd likely do just the opposite--abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining one. However, there are several simple meditation methods that you can do to encourage a happy, ...
It is well established that happiness can be spread through social interactions. Mimicry induced through hearing and vision are both able to spread happiness from person to person. While research has found smell is able to transfer negative ...
People who are depressed often do little to improve their mood, even when given the chance, a new study finds. In fact, their choices often make them sadder, the research found.
Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.
Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Suicide PreventionGO
The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. This ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...GO