Psychology

Why You Never Learned from That Unliked School Teacher, While You Thrived With Others?

New research out of Lund University has shown our brains are ‘programmed’ to learn more from people we like. And therefore, less from those we dislike.

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Nature vs Nurture: Shedding Light on Inherited Brain Activity

A twin study has revealed the complex interplay between genetics and environment in how our brains navigate emotional and cognitive tasks.

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What Is A Sound Bath? What Research Shows About Potential Benefits

In recent years, sound bathing, a therapy in which sound is used for healing, has been marketed as one of many “self-care” practices, such as journal-keeping or candle-burning, in support of personal well-being.

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Music Can Help Ease The Blues – But What Should You Listen To?

What type of music should you turn to in order to boost your mood?

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What is resilience? A psychologist explains the main ingredients that help people manage stress

The word resilience can be perplexing. Does it mean remaining calm when faced with stress? Bouncing back quickly? Growing from adversity? Is resilience an attitude, a character trait or a skill set? And can misperceptions about resilience hurt people, rather than help?

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Could visiting a museum be the secret to a healthy life?

Could a doctor’s prescription to visit a museum one day be a widespread initiative?

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Tips for Talking to Children About War and Terrorism

How do we talk with our children about the recent traumatic events affecting the world when we battle to comprehend the horror ourselves?

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How to avoid toxic perfectionism when planning a wedding

Perfectionists are at risk of a particularly challenging journey when it comes to planning a wedding. Here’s how to smooth the ride.

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Really need those new shoes? Why we can’t resist the appeal of a sale

If you’re one of those people who line up for the Black Friday sales, jump online for Singles Day, or […]

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Why do people with hoarding disorder hoard, and how can we help?

Hoarding disorder is an under-recognised serious mental illness that worsens with age. It affects 2.5% of the working-age population and 7% of older adults.

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Prince George and the Feelings Wheel: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Young Minds

The Princess of Wales recently shared insights into Prince Louis’ school experience, shedding light on an innovative approach to understanding emotions — the “feelings wheel.”

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Overwhelmed by group chat messages? You’re not alone

For many of us, group chats are part of the texture of our social lives. These groups, formed on apps like Messenger or Whatsapp, can be as large as a hundred people or as small as three.

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How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

Panic attacks are intense episodes of fear or anxiety that often come on suddenly.

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What is Stimming? Exploring the World of Self-Stimulation

Stimming, short for self-stimulatory behaviour, refers to a wide range of repetitive and often rhythmic movements or sounds.

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Movember returns: How the hairy challenge supports men’s health

2023 marks 20 years of the annual Movember event, where men are encouraged to grow moustaches to support men’s health awareness and funding.

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Robbie Williams newly diagnosed with ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ disorder

Robbie Williams says he has been newly diagnosed with ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ disorder.

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How watching movies could be good for your mental health

Many of us enjoy sitting down to watch a good film because of the way movies can make us feel. A sad film might help us release our emotions or a comedy might lift our mood. Movies can also offer a chance to connect with and explore our emotions in a safe way.

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New Research Reveals Gender Disparity in Risk-Taking

One well-documented difference between men and women is their varying attitudes towards risk.

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Early indicators of dementia: 5 behaviour changes to look for after age 50

Dementia is often thought of as a memory problem, like when an elderly person asks the same questions or misplaces things. In reality, individuals with dementia will not only experience issues in other areas of cognition like learning, thinking, comprehension and judgement, but they may also experience changes in behaviour.

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Our mood usually lifts in spring. But after early heatwaves and bushfires, this year may be different

When we think of spring, we might imagine rebirth and renewal that comes with the warmer weather and longer days. It’s usually a time to celebrate, flock to spring flower festivals and spend more time in nature.

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World Mental Health Day: Championing Mental Health as a Universal Human Right

In 2023, the World Foundation of Mental Health has chosen a poignant theme: ‘Mental health is a universal human right.’ Try these simple practices to promote better mental wellbeing in your daily life.

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I think my teen is depressed. How can I get them help and what are the treatment options?

Moody, withdrawn, down. These words are often used by parents of teens. And young people may say they feel so “depressed” about upcoming exams, or that the world is “just so depressing” these days.

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Four steps for managing excessive stress

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, which can worsen if not properly managed.

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Always worrying? 5 simple tips to help you stop worrying

We all know worrying isn’t helpful.

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