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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Need An Excuse to Waste Time Online? Psych Study Provides The Best

Positive distractions can increase your mental performance compared with negative distractions, a new study finds.

Nov 12

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear

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6 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Has anyone ever accused you of being a people-pleaser at work? You might have felt put off, thinking, “Yeah, I like making sure everyone in the office is happy. What’s wrong with that?”

Nov 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Workplace Issues

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Anticipating the Privacy and Informed Consent issues of the ...

What if sci­en­tists were able to implant or erase mem­o­ries? Con­cerns about pri­vacy loss and dimin­ished capac­ity for true “informed con­cern,” given the grow­ing knowl­edge gap between experts and every­one else.

Nov 11

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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Research reveals main reasons why people go to work when ill

High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are ill, according to a new research.

Nov 9

Categories: Health Psychology, Workplace Issues

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Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain

Practice makes perfect. But what is it about practice that helps our brains figure out the specific task while also generalizing enough to transfer the skill to different scenarios?

Nov 9

Categories: Child Development

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The sooner you know about "The Wall", the better

Some life answers can be very elusive; much of life does not make sense until you understand the reason for The WALL and why you built it.

Nov 7

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Why Adults Are Less Happy Than They Used to Be

Which stage of life brings more happiness: The bloom of youth or the wisdom of age?

Nov 7

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Self-Esteem May Be Set At The Age of 5

In line with Freudian concepts, a new study has found that self-esteem could be set at a surprisingly young age.

Nov 7

Categories: Child Development, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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'Orthorexia' - Obsession With Healthy Eating

When does ‘eating clean’ become an eating disorder? Orthorexia Nervosa (literally, “correct appetite disorder”) though absent from all psychiatric manuals, is an illness that has been making the rounds online.

Nov 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Obsessions & ...

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The Big Baby Experiment

A London lab is deploying every technology it can use to understand infant brains, and what happens when development goes awry.

Nov 6

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