Swisses top World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks

Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy. This year's report looks at the ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness

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Why we want food so much it hurts?

There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant noodles. At least, not for me. I've gone on record about my obsession before, writing about how ramen noodles helped me get through ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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Parent-Child Reading Increases Activation of Brain

Among the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early and often. The hope is that sharing books together will help children's language development and eventually, turn them into successful readers.

Apr 27

Categories: Child Development

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Can Distraction be good for learning?

Distraction can be a good thing for learning under the right circumstances—namely when you will be tested or have to perform under similarly distracting contexts

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Delayed Feedback and Learning

Instant results may seems to enhance learning immediately. A new study finds that delayed feedback can enhance learning.

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Tips to Remember What You Read

Have trouble remembering what you read? Or that you don’t like reading because you don’t read well? Afraid not, here are some important ways to brush up your skills.

Apr 25

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Seduction by Neuroscience

There is some sort of attraction between Psychology students and neuroscience. What is distinctly persuasive about neuroscience? There were studies from 2008 that showed how brain images are compelling, or that neuroscience information that explains ...

Apr 25

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Ever said cheer up to a depressed individual

Perhaps they feel worse or that it does not help when you do that. Some individuals tend to prefer “negative validation”. Negative validation is letting people know that the feelings they have are normal and reasonable in the situation.

Apr 25

Categories: Depression

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Are personalities affected by birth order or the gender of our ...

A major issue is that a self-report or a parent’s report on our personality might not be biased by an individual’s expectation of how one should behave.

Apr 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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How are burglars different and good at what they do?

This is a particular interesting topic as it could help us to safeguard our belongings and properties against the threat of theft. Maybe, this is how detective spots the signature trail of a “skilled” robber.

Apr 24

Categories: Other

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Treating ADHD Differently

Typical ADHD interventions target at reducing hyperactivity which is different from what we want to do for majority of ADHD children. Their movements need to be facilitated and maintain at a level of alertness for cognitive activities.

Apr 24

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Oppositional & ...

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Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute

We donate to charities for lots of reasons: because we're generally magnanimous people, because we care deeply about certain issues or because it's the only way to get Meg to stop talking about the plight of the endangered proboscis monkey. And for ...

Apr 23

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Opening the Classroom Door for Children with Autism

With the ever-growing prevalence of autism in American children (1 in 68 according to recent CDC estimates), a growing topic for debate among educators, advocates and families of children with autism revolves around the best educational option for ...

Apr 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in ...

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University ...

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Sexual dysfunction may accompany PTSD

Men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also experience sexual dysfunction and relationship difficulties, a new research review suggests.

Apr 22

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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