Psychology-Psychiatry

Hugging Proven To Reduce Cold Symptoms

Posted by on December 22, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Hugging Proven To Reduce Cold Symptoms

Hugging is beneficial in many ways – it improves relationships, reduces stress, and is just plain fun. Well, here’s another plus to add to the list: according to this study, hugging can actually reduce the severity of the common cold.

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How Do We Know We Are Good at Something?

How Do We Know We Are Good at Something?

By Omar Cherif How do we know we are good at something? I recently started asking myself this question. Does one’s feeling or knowing of being good at a specific activity comes from within, or do we have to compare with others to find out? The reason why this has been on my mind is […]

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Purposefully Walking More Energetically May Improve Your Mood

Posted by on December 10, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Purposefully Walking More Energetically May Improve Your Mood

If you’re in an up mood, you may walk more energetically. But a study finds that purposefully walking more energetically may improve your mood. Christie Nicholson reports

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Environmental Good Deeds Give People a ‘Warm Glow’

Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Environmental Good Deeds Give People a ‘Warm Glow’

Psychologists found that when volunteers thought they were helping the environment their perception of temperature changed.

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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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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

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Medical Advances, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
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 which 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 & Sex with 2 Comments
Codependency: What Being Addicted to Someone Means

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

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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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