Yann Leroux

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Parents of bullied 11-year-old schoolboy publish his tragic suicide note

The parents of an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a fifth-floor window as he could no longer face going to school have published his touching …

The Great Zika Freak Out and the Psychology of Fear

A new disease with an exotic name, Zika virus, is spreading ‘explosively’ around the world. It may be causing babies to be born with shrunken heads …

Syrian Refugees Explore Their Grief Through Art Therapy

A Spanish NGO has organized an art therapy workshop for Syrian refugees in Jordan to help them deal with trauma and regain a sense of hope.<p>"Even the snowman's heart has melted with grief after seeing the situation we’re in,” said Abd Allah, 15, describing a piece he created during an art therapy …

Middle East

11 Great Signs That You’re Really Listening

Listening is a very essential characteristic people need to have. This is because with listening, you learn more, thus understanding more, and …

Self-help

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

The incredible power of ignoring everything

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come …

Johns Hopkins University

A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

Self-help

Bullies, Borderline Bosses And Narcissists: How To Thrive

Last week I opened a big old can of worms by discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). To recap there are four primary types per Christine Lawson’s work:<p><b>1. The Waif:</b> This person is helpless, sad, lonely and feels like a victim. They are trying to get others to give them sympathy and …

Why rejection hurts so much — and what to do about it

Psychologist Guy Winch shares some practical tips for soothing the sting of rejection.<p>Rejections are the most common emotional wound we sustain in …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

A psychologist says parents should do these 12 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Self-improvement

Instagram a Haven for Those with Depression

A new study shows that one way people suffering from depression find solace is in sharing their feelings and experiences on social media sites, …

The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why

The head of a large division of a multinational corporation was running a meeting devoted to performance assessment. Each senior manager stood up, reviewed the individuals in his group, and evaluated them for promotion. Although there were women in every group, not one of them made the cut. One …

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

Will Power

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

How the brain keeps track of time | Daniel Glaser

The body clock can easily become inaccurate. So how do our bodies synchronise our circadian rhythms?<p>Why isn’t Easter the same date each year? Unlike Christmas, it relies on different religious calenders and astronomy tricks, in particular the Spring Equinox and the full moon, meaning it is complex …

Brain Scans of One-Handed People Are Completely Changing Our Understanding of The Brain

"The implications, if this interpretation is correct, are massive."<p>Scans taken of people born with only one hand have revealed areas of the brain …

The Big Five Personality Traits and What They Mean to Psychologists

At the topmost level, there are two types of people in the world: Those who think personality types can be categorized and those who can't.<p>Among …

Psychology

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

Playing War: How the Military Uses Video Games

A new book unfolds how the “military-entertainment complex” entices soldiers to war and treats them when they return.<p>According to popular discourse, video games are either the divine instrument of education’s future or the software of Satan himself, provoking young men to carry out all-too-real …

Getting Gamers into the Flow: Leveraging Mobile Gameplay Analytics and User Psychology to Drive Retention and Conversions

Use game analytics to study players' behaviors using data and statistics to fix gameplay issues, improve engagement and immersion, and drive revenue.

Gameplay

The CIA uses board games to train officers—and I got to play them

Also: why the CIA embraces training game cheaters, whether El Chapo hit a fire alarm.<p>AUSTIN, Texas—"You have got to be kidding me."<p>Alarms and …

Board Games

A Brief Introduction to Humanistic Intelligence: The Symbiotic Future of Machine and Human

“Why did I go to such extremes? Because I realized that the future of computing was as much about communications between people wearing computers as …

Open source interface to connect your brain to your computer

Most of us need a computer interface implanted in our brains like we need a hole in our head. That said, there are benefits to bridging the gap …

Bionic hand which see and reaches for objects automatically to be trialled by British amputees

A bionic hand which sees an object and reaches for it automatically without thought, is being trialled in British amputees.<p>The prosthetic is fitted with a camera which takes a picture of the object in front of it, assesses its shape and size then triggers an appropriate grasping movement.<p>The device …

Your Mind Is Not In Your Brain (It's the Other Way Around)

1. It may surprise many, but all “individual knowledge is remarkably shallow.” So says a view-of-mind-altering book <i>The Knowledge Illusion: Why We</i> …

Cognition

19 Psychological Principles That’ll Improve Your Homepage Conversion Rate

Psychology is the magic bullet of conversion optimization.Well, maybe that’s a tad bit idealistic.But psychology is arguably <i>the most important</i> weapon …

Psychology

Augmented Reality: A Holistic Approach to Creativity - Diplomatic Courier

Presenter: <b>Bob Sumner</b>, Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich and Associate Director at Disney Research<p>Through the evolution of technology, the expansion of …

Augmented Reality

Study: Virtual Avatars can Change Real Life Behavior

The many health and fitness benefits of virtual reality continue to add up! A recent study has proven that the avatars people use while in VR …