The dating jungle: how men and women see each other when online ...

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and ...

May 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity

Most of us have experienced writer's block at some point, sitting down to write, paint or compose only to find we can't get the creative juices flowing. Most frustrating of all, the more effort and thought we put into it, the harder it may become. ...

May 29

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Sleep Quality Influences the Cognitive Performance of Autistic and ...

One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD). This is the conclusion made by researchers at the Hôpital ...

May 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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Sophie Scott and the Science of Laughter

The neuroscientist discusses her research on how and why people laugh and her part-time gig as a standup comic

May 28

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Can your diet shape your mental health?

Only recently have scientists begun to explore the relationship between nutrition and mental health. While the science is relatively new and much of it limited to observational studies that do not prove cause and effect, so far the findings are ...

May 28

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Can a little loving kindness improve our mental health?

Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental wellbeing in young people?

May 28

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness

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Poverty shapes how children think about themselves

"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966 (pdf), was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves ...

May 27

Categories: Child Development

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Lufthansa CEO advocates random psych tests for pilots

Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks in the aviation sector, Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March.

May 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Development of face perception in Japanese children

Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies of face perception in children were quite ...

May 26

Categories: Child Development

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Why Honest People Do Dishonest Things

Every day we are bombarded with temptations - to cheat on our diets, to spend instead of save our paychecks, to tell little white lies. It can be exhausting to have to continually remind ourselves that, long-term, we want to be upstanding people, so ...

May 25

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People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson's ...

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

May 25

Categories: Depression

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Top managers most afflicted by disorders, study finds

Alcohol abuse is highest among business owners, while the highest proportion of smokers exists among craftsmen and trades workers. The latter group also has the highest rates of diabetes and hypertension, but among the lowest rates of depression, a ...

May 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is it nature or nurture?

The study of twins allow us to determine whether it was genetics or environment that explains the psychological differences between individuals. However, this new study finds that the effect for genetics to environment is about 1:1 for personality, ...

May 23

Categories: Other

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Women are better than men at remembering to remember

Past research suggested women tend to be more prone to forgetting future tasks than men. Women also admitted that they tend to have more memory failures however this does not mean that they actually forget more often.

May 23

Categories: Men's Issues, Women's Issues

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How to instantly feel more powerful?

There are bound to be times when you feel anxious in situations, regardless of your usual confidence level. When we feel anxiety or stress, we develop our own way to cope with it by engaging in various techniques like imagining the audience are ...

May 23

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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