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Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding "substantial …

Mental Health Education At School Could Have Prevented My Deepest Moment Of Despair

Earlier this year I visited a secondary school to give a talk about mental health.<p>Whenever such a talk finishes pupils will always approach me to …

Mental Health

Scientists created a mobile game to help detect the early onset of dementia

In the mobile video game Sea Hero Quest, you play an ocean explorer recovering your aging sailor father’s lost memories. But along the way, you’re also helping advance Alzheimer’s research in the real world.<p>Everything you do becomes a data point for scientists to use later on. You move through …

Alzheimer's Disease

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making |

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Critical Thinking

Change blindness: can you spot the difference?

Mind gamers, put your attentional capacity to the test<p>One of the most compelling impressions in everyday life is that wherever we look, we “see” everything that is happening in front of us – much like a camera. But this impression is deceiving. In reality our senses are bombarded by continual waves …

The Brain

Major Study: Suicide Rates in the U.S. Are Soaring

The rate of death by suicide in America increased by 24 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the National Center for Health …

Powerful Gene Regulator Under-Expressed in Schizophrenia Patients

Researchers have discovered that microRNAs — tiny molecules aiding in gene expression — are under-expressed in the brains of patients with …

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a new study. They aren't simply making the choice to 'play it safe.'


Feeling Stuck in Life? 10 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself

Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with our life. As if there was something that kept …


The Secret Benefits of Younger Siblings

Although many children might use terms like “annoying” and “aggravating” to describe their younger brothers and sisters (complete with the dramatic …

University of Michigan

Eating Kimchi Helps With Social Anxiety Disorder, Science Says

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder, you know how hard it can be just to <i>show up</i> to things: a work happy hour, your friend’s birthday party, or …


His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Study Skills

7 Things People Who Have Social Anxiety Commonly Do

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond being shy or introverted. It involves an extreme fear of social interaction and it interferes with an …


Early Exercise Promotes A Bacteria Health Boost

The benefits of exercise are ultimately down to the way it remodels your metabolism. Physical activity also shapes the microbes in the gut, a community whose composition is more malleable during early human development. Physiologists now believe that exercising in early life creates a microbial …


17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …


The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Imagine that the internet is a lake. Its levels continue to rise as it grows bigger and bigger. Each social internet giant (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Kickstarter, etc.) is a speedboat in this lake creating constant waves. Watching the yearly statistics of social media is like watching these …

Social Media

Diffusion of Responsibility

The smoke filled room study

Bystander Effect Compilation (Diffusion of Responsibility)

Diffusion of Responsibility

Social Conformity: The Bystander Effect

The Bystander Effect

The bystander effect: Why didn't anyone help?

Bystander effect | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy

The Bystander Effect - experiment

The Bystander Effect:The Death of Kitty Genovese

Bystander Effect - people watch girl being abducted


The bystander effect is complicated -- here's why | Ken Brown | TEDxUIowa