The #1 Skill That Can Help You Have A Great Marriage

What can make a marriage work is surprisingly simple. Happily married couples aren't smarter, richer, or more psychologically as­tute than others. But in their day-to-day lives, they have hit upon a dynamic that keeps their negative thoughts and ...

May 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Know someone who has suicidal thoughts?

Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t commit suicide because they hate themselves or because they are cowards. They truly believe that their families will be better without them. For most, suicide is seen as a way out. This does not bode ...

May 11

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Tactophobia

Have you had an abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast?

May 11

Categories: Fear

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Nomophobia - Panicking with Unavailability of Mobile Phones

Frustrated and anxious when your phone is out of battery or you can’t seem to find your phone anywhere. This is known as nomophobia, in other words “no mobile phone phobia”.

May 9

Categories: Anxiety, Panic issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Do interviewers decide hiring decisions within first 4 minutes?

First impression counts. Is that saying true? Or rather, do interviewers make their hiring decision within the first four minutes of an interview and spend the remaining time looking for information to back up their gut judgement.

May 9

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight.

Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight. Secrets could be money troubles, bad habits and quirks and what not.

May 9

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

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Is it social pressure or human nature that we conform?

We copy other’s action, we copy other’s words, … Is this all in human nature? Solomon Asch propose that we conform to the norm and deny evidence of our own senses.

May 8

Categories: Other, Social Isolation

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Telling a cracking story that does not belong to you

Ever told your friends a joke or a cracking story, but you did not include that these amusing events happened to someone else.

May 8

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Extracting Confessions Ethically in Interrogations

How to get someone to confess their crimes? Coercive, forceful, confrontational methods? This will lead to the detainee shutting down. Studies suggest the facilitation of social influence and cooperation will work better.

May 8

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Living Far From These Eyesores Keeps The Brain Healthy

New research links living near these to a 46% increase in stroke risk.

May 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Is the message - that we're all prone to stereotyping others - ...

The deleterious effects of stereotyping on individual and group outcomes have prompted a search for solutions. One approach has been to increase awareness of the prevalence of stereotyping in the hope of motivating individuals to resist natural ...

May 7

Categories: Other

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Mindful eating makes smaller portions more satisfying

Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant that serves tiny portions and found that, in spite of the paltry servings, you felt satisfied afterwards and the food seemed unusually tasty? If so, you might have engaged in what psychologists call ...

May 6

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Things About Anxiety

For people that don't understand anxiety or have never experienced it, they may think it is the same as worrying about things that are going on your life. Everyone worries about things from time to time, it's a natural part of being human and ...

May 6

Categories: Anxiety, Schizophrenia

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Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

A new Duke University study in mice links three previous and, until now, apparently unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental disorder appearing in late adolescence that affects how people think, act and perceive ...

May 5

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Think of the Future in Days, Not Years, to Meet Your Goals

When given the choice, we often choose our present needs over the needs of our future selves. In fact, a recent study indicates that we see our future selves as a stranger - we don't care what happens to them down the line. Even though we probably ...

May 5

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