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I write viral news for a living. What it's like will shock you

Everyone knows clicking on an article promising to tell us “What REALLY happened,” or “The devastating truth,” is pointless, but something compels us …

Psychology

Psychology studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them

Whether in a meeting, catching up with a friend, or chatting with a partner, we are constantly communicating and connecting with those around us. Yet hidden from these daily interactions are the things we do not say. We might hold back personal information from coworkers, hide our true feelings …

Psychology

Mapped: How many languages are there in the world?

I COME FROM a part of France that likes to think of itself as separate from the rest of the country: Brittany. So much so that if I had been born 50 …

Snapchat is making a big push on measurement in Europe

From Tuesday, advertisers in the UK and France will be able to use third-party measurement firm Moat to analyze the effectiveness of their video campaigns on the app.<p>Snapchat beta-launched Moat measurement for US advertisers in June this year.<p>Now advertisers running campaigns in Europe will be able …

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

Immune System

The real psychology behind 'Inside Out' is blowing our minds

Video essayist Evan Puschak, aka The Nerdwriter, is known for dissecting the realities behind pop culture phenomenons. In his latest segment on the …

10 Ways to Spot a Good Therapist

Many approaches to therapy have been developed in the decades since Freud first began his experimentation with the talking cure. Psychotherapy today …

Safe-Space

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

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Psychology suggests the best way to change your life is through a series of small experiments

During my 20s, I didn’t give much thought to money. I was in grad school for a long time—seven years total between my masters and PhD—and I assumed my finances would straighten out once I graduated and got a job in the real world.<p>But shortly after I settled into my new job, my student loans came …

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The science behind near-death experiences: Why the brain makes us think we're dying

Out-of-body experiences, tunnels of light and feelings of euphoria may all have neurological explanations.<p>"I was out of my body and could see my …

Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind

A paper in The British Medical Journal in December reported that cognitive behavioral therapy — a means of coaxing people into changing the way they think — is as effective as Prozac or Zoloft in treating major depression.<p>In ways no one understands, talk therapy reaches down into the biological …

Psychologists used a magic trick to show how irrational we are

The research, published in Consciousness and Cognition, used a form of stage magic known as "mentalism" to induce the experience of thoughts being inserted into the minds of volunteers. It is an ingenious study, not only for how it created the experience, but also for how it used the psychology lab …

Magic

A young man's journey through schizophrenia

The patients who came into the schizophrenia research lab grew easily confused. They struggled to complete simple tasks. Brandon Chuang, a research …

How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society

One of the world’s most respected campaigners on men’s issues believes “dad deprivation” is directly causing what he’s termed “the boy crisis” – and unless society urgently intervenes, we will be in danger of writing off a generation of men.<p>This Saturday, Warren Farrell – pioneering men’s activist, …

Cognitive Impairment in Depression

Emotional processing, motivational processing, and cognitive processing each require interactions within and among specific brain networks. Common …

Cognitive Impairment

Arguing about the likelihood of consequences: Laypeople's criteria to distinguish strong arguments from weak ones

(2014). Arguing about the likelihood of consequences: Laypeople's criteria to distinguish strong arguments from weak ones. Thinking & Reasoning: Vol. …

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Study of brain activity finds psychopaths are not as fearless as thought

Some psychopaths may not be as fearless as previously thought, according to a new study in <i>Frontiers in Psychology.</i><p>Psychopaths are individuals who …

The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill?

Just days after a gunman opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, a complex and sometimes contradictory picture of his motivations is emerging. …

What happens when a gay person grows up in an anti-gay home

By Jessica Nordell<p>Imagine growing up hearing from those you love and trust that certain groups of people are evil. In fact, these people are so bad, so wrong, that God himself will punish them. Imagine absorbing this hatred deep into your bones. Imagine that you then discover, at some point in your …

How Your Handwriting Reveals Your Personality

Your handwriting reveals a lot more about your personality than you might think. In fact, there is a science known as Graphology, which involves …

Psychology

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

Depression

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Consciousness

16 Research-Based Hacks for Your Social Life

Our world is made up of lots of people doing lots of things all the time. Psychology can help you to understand your own and other people’s behavior …

Psychology

The biggest mistake parents make when arguing with kids

How do you deal with out-of-control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

With Depression, Nothing Is Permanent

Robert J. Wicks, psychologist and bestselling author of <i>Riding the Dragon</i>, recently told me a story about impermanence.<p>A psychiatrist (Epstein) went …

Do We Use More Of Our Brains On LSD?

Turns out your trip might have been in the name of science after all.<p>Researchers monitoring the neural activity of participants in a new study …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …