What Makes Us Thankful?

New research highlights the key to what makes us feel gratitude. There are lots of psychological benefits to gratitude: Feeling grateful to others can lift your mood. It enhances your feeling of connection to other people. Gratitude can also ...

Dec 4

Categories: Other

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How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

Dec 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in UGA-led international study

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health - it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.

Dec 3

Categories: Depression

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Natural 'high' could avoid chronic marijuana use

Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests.

Dec 2

Categories: Addictions

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Why Are Babies So Cute?

Why is it that we find babies so cute, is this an inherently human trait?

Dec 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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How do the buildings in which we work affect us emotionally and ...

"The body has all of these failsafe systems in place to keep itself healthy," says Michael Lumpkin, Professor of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University, USA. "All you really need to do is provide a healing ...

Dec 2

Categories: Workplace Issues

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7 Ways to apply Positive Psychology

Positive psychology has changed the course of mainstream psychology. After years classifying and repairing the worst of human experience, positive psychology emerged to build on the best. Spearheaded by Martin Seligman and MihalyCsikszentmihalyi in ...

Dec 1

Categories: Positive Psychology

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How Your Boss's Ethics Can Hurt Your Career

Professionals may believe they can maintain an ethical reputation by merely refraining from morally questionable practices: Don't steal, cheat, or bully others. But this alone is not enough. If a higher-up in your organization is found guilty of ...

Dec 1

Categories: Career Development and Change, Workplace Issues

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Stigma and Schizophrenia - A Predetermination of Failure

Stigma surrounding schizophrenia is a circumstance of mental illness that the newly diagnosed schizophrenic may not initially perceive or anticipate. To my knowledge, many schizophrenics initially speak of their mental illnesses publicly to ...

Dec 1

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Why sadness lasts longer than other emotions

Staying positive can feel like an uphill battle. No wonder: when Philippe Verduyn and Saskia Lavrijsen asked over 200 high-school students (average age 17) to reminisce about the duration of their recent emotional experiences, they found that ...

Nov 29

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to ...

Nov 29

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness

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Grappling with a weighty issue

The number of young people suffering from eating disorders has risen significantly in the past decade and is still climbing. New cases at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the only hospital to have an exclusive eating disorder programme here, have ...

Nov 28

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health in Asia

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"Trigger" for stress processes discovered in the brain

At the Center for Brain Research at the MedUni Vienna an important factor for stress has been identified in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). This is the protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the ...

Nov 28

Categories: Stress Management

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Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration

Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to ...

Nov 27

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The Mystery of Left-Handedness

Until recently, left-handedness was a matter of great prejudice, and in many cultures, it was common to force left-handed children to write with their right hand. Throughout the world, the prevalence of left-handedness is highly variable, ranging ...

Nov 27

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