Social Media Can Create Surprising Behavioural Changes

"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 ...

Oct 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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The Psychology of Procrastination - How To Stop Procrastinating

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 ...

Oct 8

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Skills Taught in Couples Therapy That All Couples Can Benefit From

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 ...

Oct 8

Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

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Barriers to effective psychotherapy

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.

Oct 7

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Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for ...

"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 & ...

Oct 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression

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Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of ...

With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.

Oct 6

Categories: Fear, Sleep Disorders

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Expectant dads get depressed too

“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.

Oct 6

Categories: Depression

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Where do children turn to for mental health advice?

Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield says children do not have the confidence to go to the doctor with mental health issues.

Oct 6

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)

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Sen. Susan Collins pitches mental health bill in wake of Oregon ...

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.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

The next generation is craving ways to be a part positive change. Social media and technology are amplifiers helping them actually do it.

Oct 5

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Are violence and mental illness always related?

Dr. Freese says people with mental illness are 10 to 15 times more likely to be victim of violence than they are to perpetrate violence themselves.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes”

Recent research found that people’s personality can change to a significant degree over time. And, that even small changes lead to greater personal wellbeing — greater than increases in money or career advancement.

Oct 3

Categories: Personality problems

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The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Confusion can lead us to neglect a serious psychological condition that requires treatment (depression) or on the other end of the spectrum, overreact to a normative emotional reaction (sadness).

Oct 3

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Negativity

While mindfulness has previously been found to reduced negative rumination, recent studies show that mindfulness meditation is also able to reduce cognitive emphasis on negativity.

Oct 2

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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The Use of Apps for Mental Health Has Outpaced the Scientific Evidence

Although mental health apps increase access to health support, their use should be supplemental, rather than a primary therapeutic avenue.

Oct 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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