University of Florida researchers have finally put a long-standing hypothesis about rudeness to the test. The history to this is a study published in 1999 [pdf] that showed rudeness can create a vicious circle between individuals - if you're rude to someone, they’re more likely to be rude back at you. What the authors of that paper also ...
Date Posted: July 28, 2015GO
It is normal for our minds to wander. Whether we are in conversation, at work, or doing day-to-day activities, we have a tendency to think about the past or the future. When we do this, we are more prone to anxiety and depression. By practicing ...
Have you ever been told you were "tone deaf" in music classes because you "can't sing in tune"? And thus, you've always assumed you were tone deaf just because someone labelled you as one? Tone deaf is known as amusia and you're not actually as tone ...
The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...
Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress ManagementGO
Professor Louise Newman, director for women's mental health at Melbourne's Royal women's hospital, and Dr Robyn Miller, a social worker and family therapist, told the commission children could be affected by family violence even before they were ...
Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence, Family ProblemsGO
King and Queens of procrastination? How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” whenever there is some new habit to form or a ...
Comedians are meant to bring a smile on people's faces but following Robbin Williams death we question whether comedy brings a smile to them as well. Let's see what comedian Richard Herring has to say.
Categories: Coping with Medical Problems, Mental Health ProfessionsGO
Are advertisers manipulating us? Are we being persuaded in ways we do not know?
It's often assumed that personality is largely fixed, like your height or shoe size. But a better analogy might be between personality and body weight. After all, like an expanding waist span, there's evidence that personality changes as we get ...
Although it is found that stigma of mental illness seems to be less evident in Asian and African countries, it does not mean it does not exists. A book that tackle this worldwide issue is now being released.
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ProfessionsGO
Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...
Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / BipolarGO
A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimizing side effects. Although they have not yet been tested in ...
A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.
Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...GO
Physicians in their medical residency training programs often focus on scientific reasoning and research evidence in their efforts to provide medical care. But is it enough? A new study suggests of a strategy to train medical residents to reflect on ...
Categories: Mental Health ProfessionsGO
It seems as though the nature v.s. nurture debate will never end and most modern scientists would come to the consensus that the development of a human being would comprise of both. However, one might think that mental disorders are largely due to ...
Categories: Anxiety, DepressionGO
The famous Stanford Prison experiment (1971) showed the power of behavior to elicit emotions. Once the volunteers act their part, they also begin to feel their part. It is one of the many studies that show how behavior shape emotions, but can the ...
Categories: Antisocial personality, Emotional IntelligenceGO