Smile! The surprising link between Botox, empathy and autism

Our own facial expressions play an essential part in understanding other people's emotions.

Nov 20

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What's The Difference Between Rationality And Rationalizing?

The "ize" turns the adjective "rational" into a verb suggesting deliberate effort, contrivance and artifice. Rationalizing is actively putting a rational gloss on our irrational behavior.

Nov 20

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Can an app prevent teenage suicides? This startup thinks so

Many of the factors that lead to teenage depression are amped up in East Asia. The hyper-competitive school environments in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China are enough to throw anyone's life out of balance. If you add in the ...

Nov 19

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Couples Who Have Sex Weekly Are Happiest

Although more frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, this link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week," lead researcher Amy Muise said. "Our findings suggest that it's important to maintain an intimate ...

Nov 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater

The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money - you’re not entirely to blame for that regrettable statement necklace, or that unused man purse.

Nov 18

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other

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Mother's age at birth may influence symptoms of depression in ...

The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new research. The age of the father at birth is not a factor.

Nov 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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"Contagious" Memories

New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become “contagious” in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections.

Nov 17

Categories: Creative Blocks, Other

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Study: Variations in Honesty Among Countries

Is honesty valued differently across countries, and is the honesty of a country's people related to its economic development?

Nov 17

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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Crowded house as kids fail to launch

Children who never leave home - or “boomerang” back to it - are changing the dynamics of the family home worldwide, researchers say.

Nov 16

Categories: Adult psychological development, Blended Family Issues, Codependency ...

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Understanding 'Disaster Reactions'

When news of a disaster hits, it can cause suffering not only to those at ground zero, but others who witness the aftermath.

Nov 16

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

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Why haters hate the way they hate

All of us have been on the receiving end of hatred at some point of time in our lives. Understand the psychological motivations behind hatred, and haters will never bother you again; you might even pity them.

Nov 14

Categories: Empathy, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt

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You should talk to your kids about mental illness. Here’s how.

Talking about mental illness isn’t easy, especially if it’s with your child, but it’s an important conversation to have.

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Parenting

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'Super recognisers': more than just clever lab rat

Some people have extremely good face recognition abilities that set them apart from the rest of the population, a group psychologists refer to as "super recognisers".

Nov 14

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

Sign Up for Newswise Wires Become a Member Media PressPass Previous Article Next Article Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. This is ...

Nov 13

Categories: Chronic Pain, Meditation, Pain management

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Changes in humor may be early indicator for dementia

We have all heard the saying "laughter is the best medicine." But according to new research, a noticeable change in what makes us laugh may not be a good sign for cognitive health: it may be an early indicator for dementia.

Nov 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Aging & Geriatric Issues, ...

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