Psychology

How to talk to children about traumatic events

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

Read more

Cutting the puppet strings: how to spot the signs of manipulation

How can you tell when someone is convincing you to see things their way for honourable reasons and when they are using you for their personal gain?

Read more

What do we know about complex PTSD and how to treat it?

We all have moments from our earlier years we’d like to forget, but what if your worst memories kept re-emerging to traumatise you over and over?

Read more

How scammers like Anna Delvey and the Tinder Swindler exploit a core feature of human nature

The stories of famous scammers are examples of bad actors exploiting the social processes people rely on every day, writes Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University.

Read more

3 life lessons we can learn from Brené Brown

In 2004, Dr Brené Brown became a global sensation after her Ted Talk, ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ went viral. Since then, she’s gone on to film a Netflix special, write several books, and open a training programme for professionals.

Read more

Talking to children about war

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

Read more

How the brain tunes in to unfamiliar voices while you’re sleeping – and why it matters

Have you ever watched a duck sleep and wondered how it keeps one eye open? Ducks, like many other birds, sleep with one half of the brain awake while the other half sleeps. This is called “unihemispheric sleep” and allows the animal to monitor the environment for predators while getting the rest it needs.

Read more

Cosmic curve balls: how to deal with the unpredictability of life

As human beings, we like to feel that if we plan well and work hard, our diligence will be rewarded and good things will come our way. However, it’s wise (and good for mental health) to recognise that certain things are beyond our control.

Read more

Study finds face masks make people more attractive

Surprisingly, blue medical masks were deemed the most attractive.

Read more

Learning to read starts earlier than you might think: Five tips from an expert

Learning to read does not begin when a child puzzles over the words in a book for the first time.

Read more

Stress is a health hazard. But a supportive circle of friends can help undo the damaging effects on your DNA

Stress affects up to 90% of people, and we know it harms our mental and physical well-being.

Read more

Alzheimer’s: physical exercise may reduce brain inflammation, helping to protect us from the disease

Physical activity is very important for a number of reasons – including that it helps to protect the structure and function of our brain as we age. This may be key in reducing the risk of developing certain neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more

Why some people find it harder to be happy

The self-help industry is booming, fuelled by research on positive psychology – the scientific study of what makes people flourish.

Read more

6 Ways to help teens stay mentally healthy

They don’t always listen, but encouraging teens to look after their wellbeing can improve their mental health – and might even save their life.

Read more

How to look out for the mental health of your loved ones

With lockdowns and ongoing uncertainty amid the COVID outbreak, it’s vital that we look after our mental health and check in with our loved ones.

Read more

Why you might feel anxious returning to ‘normal’ after lockdown – and how to cope

By Kristin Naragon-Gainey, Associate Professor, School of Psychological Science, and Director, Emotional Wellbeing Lab, The University of Western Australia.

Read more

New study shows anxiety surged during pandemic, particularly among women

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in anxiety and major depressive disorders across the world, particularly among women and young people, a study published in the Lancet found.

Read more

Boredom can be normal, we talk to the experts about the benefits of boredom

Sports, music and more: these days people feel obliged to schedule their lives – and those of their children – with constant activity. But what about the advantages of doing nothing for a while – what are the benefits of boredom?

Read more

Fright Night: how to decode your dreams and nightmares

Nightmares can be terrifying. But if we pay attention, they can give us an insight into what’s really bothering us.

Read more

Overcoming Trauma: How to help yourself

When life deals a tough blow, the trauma can have a resounding impact on the affected individual’s life. For those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, therapy and unwavering support are key in paving the road to recovery.

Read more

How to spot the signs of covert narcissism

Narcissistic personality disorder can take forms other than the brash, arrogant type most commonly represented. Could you have a narcissist in your life without knowing it?

Read more

How to remedy a broken heart? Take aspirin and keep your distance

When it comes to a broken heart, aspirin and distance are the best treatment say psychologists.

Read more

Christchurch shooting: healing in the wake of tragedy

Traumatic events can throw our world into chaos, and leave us feeling shocked, hurt, angry or helpless. However, we many have found the key to understanding how to best help people to recover from trauma – community connectedness.

Read more

Researchers reveal how loneliness affects our health

Studies are showing that loneliness is a risk factor for a number of health issues. Problems like disturbed sleep and […]

Read more

Show More Arrow

BECOME A MiNDFOOD SUBSCRIBER TODAY

Let us keep you up to date with our weekly MiNDFOOD e-newsletters which include the weekly menu plan, health and news updates or tempt your taste buds with the MiNDFOOD Daily Recipe.

Psychology posts.