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Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

By Emily Reynolds. Researchers found "contagion" of physiological stress response from mother to child.

Children Can “Catch” Their Mother's Stress — Particularly If She Tries To Hide It – Research Digest

Can't break a pattern of procrastination? Here psychologist Dr Fuschia Sirois explains the scientifically-backed methods to get back on task.

How to stop procrastination, explained by a psychologist - BBC Science Focus Magazine

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Disgust Can Be Morally Valuable - Scientific American

By Emily Reynolds. Study demonstrates how our work days seep into our personal lives, affecting how we use our leisure time.

Stressful Days At Work Leave Us Less Likely To Exercise – Research Digest

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

'Cave Syndrome' Keeps the Vaccinated in Social Isolation - Scientific American

Are you empathic and altruistic? In short, do you possess that specific personality trait defined as ''agreeableness''? New research sheds light on brain mechanisms underlying this trait. The study showed that individualistic subjects seem to process information associated with social and non-social contexts in similar ways, whereas in more agreeable subjects the activation patterns arising show more differences. ...
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Empathic and altruistic or cold and individualistic: our brains reveal the truth | EurekAlert! Science News

New WSU research finds programs exclusively focused on petting therapy dogs improved stressed-out students’ thinking and planning skills.

Petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed college students | CAHNRS News | Washington State University

According to Freud, a complex human behaviour is the reflection of three distinct yet interacting systems, id, ego and superego. These are active agents that form so called psychic apparatus (human personality).

Id works to satisfy the basic needs, desires and urges. ...
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A report that a fish can pass the “mirror test” for self-awareness reignites debates about how to define and measure that elusive quality. Very few animals have ever passed the mirror test for self-recognition — even most primates fail it. The news that a fish seemed to recognize itself in one recent study has made psychologists and animal behaviorists wonder anew what (if anything) the mirror test proves.
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There are significant reasons to size up a person’s mental acuity. For example, if you are taking advice, interviewing, or communicating, it helps to know what you are working with. Many of the best managers are excellent at reading their audience.

If you are looking for a one-shot way to determine brilliance, stop reading now. If you are looking for exceptions to the following points, you’ll be able to find them. The following are correlative, not causal. This is an exercise in nuance. Because within nuance, you find most answers.
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The brutal mirror

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.


Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new research.

Scientist prefer to study "WEIRD" societies

Psychologists have long recognized that the field has a bias towards studying people from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (WEIRD) societies.

Critics have long argued that these biases present a imperfect view of the human mind. ...
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An increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020, in addition to Donald Trump's xenophobia have increased anxiety among Asian Americans.

Hate Crimes Creating a Mental Health Crisis In Asian Americans - Re:Set

Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health.

How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health - Neuroscience News

People diagnosed with ‘avoidant personality disorder’ fear getting close to other people, yet crave greater connection

Some people feel so utterly alone it's as if they don't exist | Psyche Ideas

While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.

The 'Bystander Effect' Is Real; But Research Shows That When More People Witness Violence, It's More Likely Someone Will Step up and Intervene - Neuroscience News


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