Category Archives: Psychology

Reading Habits helps having life long memory

Reading, an activity that stimulates mental processes, can help preserve memory skills as we grow older. Written by Marina Koren To keep their bodies running at peak performance, people often hit the gym, pounding away at the treadmill to strengthen … Continue reading

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Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … Continue reading

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Let the baby cry for a Good, goodnight sleep – Study

  It will be music to the ears of those who lobby their loved-ones in vain to ‘just leave the baby’. And it will be a red rag to those who view letting a baby cry itself to sleep as … Continue reading

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We Forget so we remember – Study

Researchers report new findings on how the human brain retains what is most important, and avoids being overwhelmed by trivia. By Lee Dye We accumulate so many memories that it’s a wonder our brains don’t clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily … Continue reading

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Practiced to be a perfect lier – study

By Tia Ghose  The more you practice a lie, the better you get at it, say the results of a new study. Published Nov. 12 in the journal Frontiers in Cognitive Science, the study found that, after 20 minutes of … Continue reading

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Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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If We Feel Too Busy, It’s Probably Due to Having Too Much Free Time

A forthcoming study finds that keeping busy with selfless tasks greatly expands our perception of how much time we have. By Christie Nicholson Objectively time is constant. A minute is a minute. But when we have a lot to do, … Continue reading

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Why Women Say ‘I’m Sorry’ More Than Men Read more

Women are more easily offended than men. In turn, they perceive more of their own behaviour as improper, requiring an apology. By Eric Barker Despite wide acceptance of the stereotype that women apologize more readily than men, there is little systematic evidence … Continue reading

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious – Study

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition. By Petra Rattue Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Spark Your Creativity – Study

Innovation is the name of the game these days in business, in science and technology, even in art. by SARAH ZIELINSKI We all want to get those big ideas, but most of us really have no idea what sets off those … Continue reading

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Day-dreaming helps children concentrate, and makes them perform better in Exams

Just staring into space? Perhaps not By ROB WAUGH  Daydreaming could help children oncentrate – and even perform better in tests, researchers claim. The children also feel less anxious and more motivated to perform, according to a review of studies on … Continue reading

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How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions

Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options. By Catherine Caldwell-Harris   The study of how people process foreign languages has traditionally focused on the topics we wrestled with in high school French or Spanish classes — botched grammar, … Continue reading

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Women have more Anxiety related Issues then Man – Study

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy. By Melinda Beck Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says … Continue reading

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The Science of Illusion – Study

By GRAY MATTER PINCH a coin at its edge between the thumb and first fingers of your right hand and begin to place it in your left palm, without letting go. Begin to close the fingers of the left hand. The … Continue reading

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To Think Outside the Box, It Helps to Have a Box

Literally following metaphors of creative thinking—actually sitting “outside the box” to complete word tasks, for example enhances creative problem-solving, according to a recent study by the University of MichiganRoss School of Business professors Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Suntae Kim. To draw these conclusions, … Continue reading

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Respect of peers more important than money: Study

The respect of friends and colleagues makes people happier than being wealthy because the enjoyment we get from money fades, a study has found. The admiration and respect of our peers has a greater bearing on our overall happiness in life … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Chronic back pain, appear to show a different pattern in the region that handles emotional responses. Written by Catharine Paddock For the first time scientists have followed a group of people with the same new back injury over time and … Continue reading

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