Psychology

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Research on the Connection Between the Brain and Gut

The gut microbiome may also contribute to MS and Alzheimer’s disease.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Psychology | Personality

Stop Giving Toxic People Your Time

Do you ever get upset about the nasty behavior of your co-workers, friends, or even family? Well, if you let others upset you, it’s not their fault. Toxic people have only one goal: To cause mayhem. My advice? Avoid all toxic people!

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Positive Parenting and the Brain

You're never going to look back on your life and say, "I wish hadn't been so kind to my children!"

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

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Addiction Rehab Is Broken. Can Technology Fix It?

My time in rehab left me humiliated and desperate to know why my friends were dying. A wave of app developers are trying to do better.

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Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Jerome Kagan...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Building Resiliency in Yourself, Your Relationship, and Your Children

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

Psychology | Personality

Four Ways to Feel Happier and Enjoy Your Happiness

We think of happiness as a desirable state — unless you fear that your happiness will be fleeting. The latest research shows 4 ways to become, and stay, happy and enjoy the moment.

Psychology | Personality

A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

Psychology | Personality

The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

The emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.

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The 'Curse Of Competence': Why Top Performers Quit Their Jobs

What is a manager supposed to do when the company won't let her reward or even acknowledge her employees for their outstanding achievements?

Psychology | Relationships

Study breaks down the healing effects of a loving touch

Holding a partner's hand - especially if they are empathetic and biologically synced up to you - can diminish the feeling of pain, according to a new study from Colorado University, Boulder.

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Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat? - CNN

Teens' happiness and self-esteem can be linked to the amount of time they're spending in front of their screens, a new study says.

Psychology | Relationships

New Study Proves That Humans Love Dogs More Than They Love Humans

Do you love dogs? Or do you know someone who does? We can already see you nodding your heads. It comes as no surprise that the bond between humans and dogs transcends all scientific laws. From time to time, stories keep popping up about pet-owners who wen

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This new brain study shows why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative "geniuses" like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.

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7 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food

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6 Ways Meditation Can Change the Brain

Meditation is an ancient practice that is finally making waves in scientific research. For the past decade or so, scientists have been using modern technology to observe the reported benefits of meditation as they appear in the brain. Many are skeptical t

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Evidence For Higher State of Consciousness Found - PsyBlog

The first study to show higher brain-signal diversity than normal when people are awake.

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The Intrinsic Motivation of Richard Ryan and Edward Deci - PsycIQ

Psychologists Richard Ryan, left and Edward Deci, developed the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) of motivation, which toppled the dominant belief that the best way to get human beings to perform tasks is to reinforce their behavior with rewards. In 1977, t

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Does Drinking Make Anxiety Worse? | POPSUGAR Fitness

You know the story: you're nervous before a big date or you want to unwind after a stressful day and have a drink to calm yourself. It helps, too. Drinking a

Psychology | Migration

Anti-Semitism is still alive in Germany as Jews face 'disturbing' discrimination

Germany's 120,000 Jews face rising anti-Semitism from recent Muslim migrants and a resurgent right-wing nationalist movement spawned by the newcomers.

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    Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage - Dr. Axe

    While marriage brings challenges, science consistently shows that it's great for your health in certain ways. Here are the top health benefits of marriage.

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    Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It's a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma | Opinion | The Guardian

    People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing

      Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

      Lead Change Group | Constraint Kick Starts Creativity

      Complete this sentence: I could do more if I had…. Many of us would fill in the blank with words like these:  money, time, bigger house, better job, dif

        Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

        Exploring the Power of Creative Constraints

        Creativity is full of paradoxes — not the least of which is the fact that having absolute creative freedom is often highly uncreative. It’s a phenomenon called

          Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

          Creativity: How Constraints Drive Genius

          VideoGuggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (Credit: AFP) The following guest post is by  David Sturt, Executive Vice President at O.C. Tanner.  It’d be easy to assume that a man considered to be one of the most brilliant minds in modern architecture lov

            Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

            Limitations As A Powerful Source Of Creativity / Digital Information World

            Your client wants something done in a certain way? Don’t rail against them. Don’t complain. Don’t hold your head and sigh. Instead, see it as an opportunity to break your style, break your perspective, break your assumptions wide open.

              Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

              How Constraints Force Us to Be More Creative | HuffPost

              If I asked you to draw a person from planet aardvark, would you be more creative if (a) I gave you no examples, or (b) gave you a few examples of what aa...

                Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

                Constraints, how they transform the process of creative thinking -

                Why would we want to impose constraints on students? It seems to be counter-intuitive to creative practice yet always evokes surprising results.

                  Psychology | Constraints foster Creativity

                  Necessity, not Scarcity, is the Mother of Invention

                  Bravo for companies that are starting to focus on innovation again! It’s about time. But even with this renewed attention to innovation, some managers keep projects resource-starved, in the belief that scarcity drives creative invention. Although ingenu

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                        The Science of Making Friends - WSJ

                        Starting in early adulthood, our number of friends starts to decrease steadily; there are ways to reverse the tide, writes Elizabeth Bernstein.

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                        A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you - The Washington Post

                        We believe that the opposite of focus— daydreaming, goofing off, spacing out— is to be avoided. Worse yet, having problems focusing is seen as an obstacle to overcome and even as pathological. Self- help books and productivity bloggers strive to keep us on task with advice and hacks.