The Three Most Basic Psychological Needs, and Why We Need to Satisfy ...

Are you aware that psychological need satisfaction is crucial to your well-being, and that it should be one of your biggest priorities? According to Self-determination theory, human beings have three basic psychological needs: a need for autonomy, ...

Jun 30

Categories: Happiness, Health Psychology

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Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without ...

A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.

Jun 30

Categories: Other

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7 Steps to a Meaningful Relationship

Whether it’s a relationship with a family member, a friend you haven’t seen in sometime or an acquaintance, the need for meaningful relationships is fundamental in our lives. Here are 7 steps that will help you create and sustain these in your ...

Jun 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Therapy affects the brain of people with Tourette Syndrome

In addition to its effect on chronic tics, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can change the brain function of people with Tourette syndrome, new research confirms. Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder mainly characterized by motor and ...

Jun 29

Categories: Other

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Maximize Happiness by Planning Your Time Wisely

Happiness just can't be forced. Studies have shown that trying to feel happier in a given moment backfires, actually making people feel worse. And simply paying attention to one's level of happiness tends to make the glass look half-empty. So how ...

Jun 29

Categories: Happiness

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What happens in the brain when we think

New research from Lund University in Sweden questions the prevailing doctrine on how the brain absorbs and processes information. The idea that the brain has a mechanism to maintain activity at the lowest possible level is incorrect.

Jun 27

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Hong Kong: Train GPs to spot Mental Health Issues early

Family doctors should be enlisted to help diagnose people in the early stages of mental distress, so symptoms can be addressed before the need for a consultation with a psychiatrist. This will give them a better chance of recovery, Hong Kong experts ...

Jun 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Living your life

Are you living the dreams of someone else’s will? Have your dreams and aspirations become a fantasy and is now long buried within you?

Jun 26

Categories: Adult psychological development, Career Development and Change

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How do you decide if you need therapy?

There might be a social stigma that seeing a psychologist or therapy is “crazy”. There is something mentally wrong with the person, they are not able to function in their daily life. Here are some reasons that it would be good to see a therapist ...

Jun 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Impaired Thinking Ability Due to Food Intake

Ever wondered what affected your ability to react on the spot? A new study finds that this could be due to a high-fat, high-sugar diet, which causes significant damage to cognitive flexibility. Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adjust and ...

Jun 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week ...

Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, researchers have found.

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Are Specialized Diets For The Treatment Of Autism Effective?

Several genetic factors are known to influence the etiology of ASD, but these do not apply to the majority of autistic patients. The importance of environmental factors in the development of ASD has been gaining ground, namely the contribution of ...

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Social Media Cyber Bullying Linked to Teen Depression

Victimization of young people online has received an increasing level of scrutiny, particularly after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who were reportedly bullied on various social networks. Cyberbullying on social media is linked to ...

Jun 25

Categories: Depression

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The Reasons Why People Maintain Negative Self-Evaluations

Why is it that people maintain negative self-evaluations? One explanation is found within the Cognitive Experiential Self-Theory, which proposes that people have a need to maintain a coherent self-view. A negative coherent self-view produces less ...

Jun 24

Categories: Other

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Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More ...

A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness. This finding suggests that while money can’t buy us happiness, it can make us less sad, most plausibly ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness

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