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The Power Of Positive Thinking Is A Little Short-Sighted

Dec 12, 14 The Power Of Positive Thinking Is A Little Short-Sighted

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Daydreaming doesn’t do much for your hopes and dreams — not if you don’t also put in the necessary work. Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman is the cognitive psychologist behind The Psychology Podcast. Since the third episode suggested daydreaming holds a person back from achieving their goals, Kaufman invited New York University psychologist Gabrielle Oettingen to share her like-minded research.

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Your Long Commute Is Making You Depressed

Dec 08, 14 Your Long Commute Is Making You Depressed

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The days of commuting from Queens, N.Y. to Manhattan's financial district are long gone now, but I can remember those endless train rides and cold walks as a time period to which I would prefer not to return. If you have a similarly lengthy commute that gets you down and fatigued, you’re not alone. A new study shows that a longer commute does indeed lower your life satisfaction.

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If You Dream Of Murder, You’re Probably Slightly Murderous

Dec 06, 14 If You Dream Of Murder, You’re Probably Slightly Murderous

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Murder she dreamt? She, he, it doesn’t matter. A new study found dreams about murder and killing may mirror real-life aggression, hostility, and introversion.

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Vitamin D Shortfall Linked To Seasonal Depression

Dec 05, 14 Vitamin D Shortfall Linked To Seasonal Depression

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Low levels of vitamin D are already linked to a host of developmental and other physical ailments, but now researchers say missing the nutrient may also be a major contributing factor for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or clinical depression caused by a lack of sunlight.

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You Can Reinvent Yourself, But Do It Before You Turn 30

Dec 04, 14 You Can Reinvent Yourself, But Do It Before You Turn 30

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Thirty is one of the most important decade milestones. It’s used as a deadline for 20-year-olds to cram all of the schooling, traveling, and falling in love they desire into one decade before they hit their 30th birthday. But now, psychology experts have given greater weight to the year because by the time you’re 30, whatever personality traits you’ve collected along the way are permanent.

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Practice Mindfulness To Curb Anxiety And Depression

Dec 01, 14 Practice Mindfulness To Curb Anxiety And Depression

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According to a new study out of Lund University in Sweden, mindfulness can be just as effective as your typical therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which necessitates focusing on negative thoughts and having a discussion, as well as running experiments, on them.

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Over Half Of Dementia Patients Weren’t Evaluated Prior To Their Diagnosis

Nov 29, 14 Over Half Of Dementia Patients Weren’t Evaluated Prior To Their Diagnosis

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Problems with memory and thinking tend to be chalked up to a normal part of aging; however, disorientation, memory loss, and poor judgment could be early warning signs of a much bigger problem. A recent study has revealed that more than half of dementia patients do not receive thinking or memory skill evaluations before they are diagnosed.

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Manage Your Stress Or It Could Lead To Schizophrenia

Nov 26, 14 Manage Your Stress Or It Could Lead To Schizophrenia

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We all have to deal with stress from time to time, but more and more research is suggesting we should find ways to manage our stress if we want to avoid both physical and mental side effects. A recent study has revealed that chronic or permanent stress’s effect on brain cells can lead to the development of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia.

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Let Tupac Help Make Your Schizophrenia Go Away

Nov 18, 14 Let Tupac Help Make Your Schizophrenia Go Away

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In a line I never thought I’d write, the day in which hip-hop and psychiatry combine forces is here. Researchers have created Hip Hop Psych, a movement that will use the motivational lyrics in hip hop music to both help patients address their mental illness and break down the public's stigma. So, can mental illness actually be tackled one sick beat at a time?

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The Science Behind Why We Cry When We’re Happy

Nov 15, 14 The Science Behind Why We Cry When We’re Happy

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The phrase “I’m so happy I could cry” actually makes sense, according to a recent study to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, which found we restore our emotional balance by responding to positive experiences with negative emotions.

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