Psychology-Psychiatry

Hip-Hop Therapy Is New Route To Mental Wellbeing, Say Psychiatrists

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Hip-Hop Therapy Is New Route To Mental Wellbeing, Say Psychiatrists

From its roots in rap, graffiti, DJing and breakdancing in the Bronx borough of New York in the 1970s, hip-hop has grown to become a global cultural and commercial powerhouse. But now UK researchers believe they have found a new use for it: as a treatment for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.

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Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science, Videos with 2 Comments
Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Can the season that you were born in affect your personality? New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. People born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments, which in turn can lead to mood disorders. Read More: Birth season affects your mood in later life

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Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Altruism has posed a puzzle for psychologists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Why is it that humans will help others even to their own detriment?

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Artists Between Mindset and Motivation

Artists Between Mindset and Motivation

By Omar Cherif From my own experience dealing with many sorts of artists those last few years, I can deduct that a significant portion of them are afraid of failure as much as they are afraid of success. Like any kind of fear, this contains and limits them. It cripples them through their artistic journey. […]

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More Than Words: Saying ‘Thank You’ Does Make A Difference

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
More Than Words: Saying ‘Thank You’ Does Make A Difference

Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build and maintain social relationships

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A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In the 1950s, a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

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The Intertwining of Genius and Insanity

The Intertwining of Genius and Insanity

By Omar Cherif More than two millennia ago Aristotle said no great genius has ever existed without a touch of madness. His teacher, Plato, had discussed madness extensively and divided it into different types; mainly clinical insanity and creative insanity, the divine one that inspires seers and poets. Today, we still hear that genius borders […]

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Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Archaeology, Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power

Ancient Egypt is just one example of a society in which everyone had been more or less equal began to schism into classes, with clear leaders emerging. In many cases, these leaders held absolute power.

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Codependency: What Being Addicted to Someone Means

Written by on August 10, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Relationships with 2 Comments
Codependency: What Being Addicted to Someone Means

By Omar Cherif I was speaking to someone recently about random things and he told me that he was addicted to his girlfriend. A few days later, I bumped into a psychology article about codependency. And since the topic of addiction interests me and I don’t know much about this is one type I thought […]

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Pain: Real, Or All In Your Head? Neuroscience Explains

Pain: Real, Or All In Your Head? Neuroscience Explains

Neuroscience is illustrating for the world, that perhaps pain is more bio-psychological than we had previously thought. In fact, pain is more in your head than you ever realized.

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How Facial Features Drive our First Impressions

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Facial Features Drive our First Impressions

Positive first impressions are especially important in a world dominated by social media. Small changes in the dimensions of a face can make it appear more trustworthy, dominant or attractive.

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The Creativity Pill

Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Creativity Pill

People taking dopamine for Parkinson’s disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates this creative expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.

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How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

Sales guru and persuasion expert Daniel H. Pink explains how you can use motivational interviewing to influence others’ thoughts and behaviors.

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Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in internet trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark Tetrad: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others). It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

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The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist”

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist”

It’s the so called non-conspiracy theorists. Let’s meet face to face with your typical non-conspiracy theorist. We all know them, they often are the ones who hold the “conspiracy” verbal accusation as a valid logically defined argument in and of itself. You know, the guy who tries to terminate conversations by alleging that you are nothing more than a “conspiracy theorist” and therefore the information you share is false or not believable. Yes, that guy. this:

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