To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

According to a new post from the Association for Psychological Science, which references research published last year in Psychological Science, we tend to make wiser decisions when thinking about someone else's problems than when thinking about our ...

Mar 12

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Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. The research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism, said the study's ...

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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A quarter of domestic helpers in Singapore surveyed found to have ...

Between November 2013 and May last year, migrant worker welfare group Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home) conducted a survey on 670 maids and found out that about a quarter of those surveyed could be classified as having poor ...

Mar 11

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Two Intense Emotions Linked to 750% Increase in Heart Attack Risk

Two intense emotions that are linked to massive increase in heart attack risk.

Mar 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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ADHD

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quently cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­mic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adversely impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­ity of life.

Mar 9

Categories: Adult ADHD

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How to lower your stress levels

We worry about all sorts of things: money, work, family… We are stress over all sorts of events.

Mar 7

Categories: Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition

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Young girls showing a preference for thin girls

We are constantly bombarded with images of thin people on billboards, on magazines and what not. The study looks at the ideals that children have. And how young girls are showing a preference for thin girls by allocating more "positive" adjectives ...

Mar 7

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Improving Attention and Ability to Focus

“Even though we all make a lot of attentional errors and we have difficulty focusing, there’s -some potential for those abilities to improve.” - Dr Nicholas Turk-Browne

Mar 7

Categories: Mindfulness

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Teachers unconsciously causing gender gap in achievement

Teachers unconsciously put girls off math and science by marking down their work in comparison to boys, a new study finds.

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Cheating to be popular amongst others

In the pursuit of being the popular kid along with your team-mates, would you sabotage your rivals, would you cheat?

Mar 6

Categories: Social Isolation

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Women as serial killers

"They [the children] bothered me, so I decided to kill them." "I like to attend funerals. I'm happy when someone is dying." "That is my ambition, to have killed more people – more helpless people – than any man or woman who has ever ...

Mar 6

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Researchers identify over 100 locations on the human genome ...

Schizophrenia is a distressing psychological disorder, which predominantly affects young people and can run in families. However, there has been limited progress in uncovering the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia despite numerous ...

Mar 5

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Is your partner making you sick?

Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health. Do strife and ...

Mar 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to ...

Mar 4

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development, ...

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Why People "Fly from Facts"

As public debate rages about issues like immunization, Obamacare, and same-sex marriage, many people try to use science to bolster their arguments. And since it's becoming easier to test and establish facts - whether in physics, psychology, or ...

Mar 4

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