Lori Rosenthal

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16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

A Harvard psychologist says there's a personality trait that's just as important as charisma and is easier to develop

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Martin Luther King Jr. had the ability to captivate and inspire their audiences the way few other leaders could.<p>Yet Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says there's a personality trait that's just as important as charisma — and it's considerably easier to develop.<p>That …

Self-improvement

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

Self-help
Psychology

Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD Study)

The Conception of the ABCD Study<p>For an overview of how the ABCD study got started, see article co-authored by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NIAAA …

The Brain

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some …

Psychology

Why Teenagers Hit Puberty and Take Dumb Risks

In adolescence, the brain’s reward centers light up when acting recklessly in front of peers.<p>Why do teenagers do so many stupid things when other teens are around?<p>This week, I’m sharing a variety of responses to the question, “What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?” Professor Laurence …

Teens

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential—and vulnerability—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.<p>As the head of a …

10 Great Psychology Books To Change Your Life

We’ve all been there, sitting in our local coffee shop with our book in hand, when suddenly you read something so enlightening, so unexpected that …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

How does the 'toxic stress' of poverty hurt the developing brain?

<b>MEGAN THOMPSON:</b><p>It’s snack time at the home of Ruth Fajardo in Norwalk, Connecticut – an hour outside New York City.<p><b>RUTH FAJARDO:</b><p>How was …

Parenting

NHS endorses Sleepio app for alleviating anxiety and depression

Digital sleep programme Sleepio aids recovery not only from insomnia, but from depression and anxiety according to an informal NHS study.<p>Sleepio was …

Sleep
Psychology

Why Getting New Things Makes Us Feel So Good: Novelty and the Brain

We all like novelty in one way or another. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty. And it turns out that it could actually improve …

The Brain

What Junk Food Can Teach Us About Junk Science

If you follow the headlines in nutrition science, you may have come across the claim that a daily bar of dark chocolate could help you lose weight faster. Websites touted the sweet news earlier this year:<p>"Excellent news: Chocolate can help you lose weight!" (3/31, Huffington Post)<p>"Need a 'sweeter' …

Holistic Medicine

73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session

In the first ever study to attempt to treat insomnia in the acute phase -- before it becomes chronic -- researchers found that almost three-quarters …

Sleep

Helping youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

A program is helping strengthen the mental health of public school students. The EMPATHY program, created and implemented in 2013, shows after just …

Mental Health

Facebook addiction linked to depression

By Shereen Lehman<p>(Reuters Health) - In a small study of Facebook users in Poland, depression was one predictor of greater vulnerability to becoming …

Mental Health

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a …

Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes

Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes …