Should Schools Teach Personality?

Self-control, curiosity, "grit" - these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes ...

Jan 21

Categories: Child Development, Personality problems

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The psychology of Facebook, digested

With over a billion users, Facebook is changing the social life of our species. Cultural commentators ponder the effects. Is it bringing us together or tearing us apart?

Jan 20

Categories: Social Isolation

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Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption.

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Sleep Disorders

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Digital Drugs - Getting High Online?

Connecting yourself to a computer is now apparently all you need to do to get high. That is according to some users and promoters of a phenomenon known as "digital drugs". These consist of specially designed audio tracks easily found on the internet ...

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions

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Could our brain instruct our bodies to burn more fat?

By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat.

Jan 19

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a ...

Jan 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Reverse psychology: How bad managers inspire team camaraderie

An unfair, uncaring manager makes for an uncertain working life, one characterised by stress, absenteeism and poor performance. But new research suggests a silver lining: when the boss is unjust, team members come together.

Jan 19

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread.

Jan 17

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Everyday Bipolar Disorder and Order

The importance of owning your ambivalences, and how to do it

Jan 17

Categories: Bipolar

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Jan 16

Categories: Stress Management

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Turn Off Your Screens Before Turning In

n this day and age, so much of our time is spent in front of screens. Does all the hype around studies showing that the use of screens can mess with your sleep make sense?

Jan 16

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Depression, behavioral changes may precede memory loss in ...

Depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Jan 16

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Relationships

How to successfully handle passive-aggressive relationships

Jan 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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High Tech Band-Aid Will Measure Your Feelings

Wearable goose-bump sensor could one day help detect when people are moved

Jan 15

Categories: Other

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