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3 science-backed ways to manage your anger

They're one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's …

Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

What The Pharmaceutical Industry & Your Doctor Don’t Tell You About Depression

Why Mermaids Were Probably Real<p>Published<p>2 hours ago<p>on<p>July 30, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Mermaids have been written about by several cultures across …

The 2 Words You Have to Stop Saying (or Thinking) Today

To reach many of the goals we strive to achieve—losing weight, getting ahead at work, improving a relationship—it’s not just a matter of taking …

Boston College

Study Shows How Music Is Used to Regulate Emotion & Mood

The music we listen to reveals a lot about our mental health, according to new research.<p>A new brain imaging study has found that our neural responses …

7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

Clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain. Here are all the ways a messy space can affect your life.<p>Take a quick glance around your workspace: Do you see piles of papers on your desk? Supplies you haven’t yet put away? An overflowing trash can? This clutter adds up …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

This Is Your Brain on Advertising: How Marketers Target Your Senses

Everyone knows that advertisers try to get people to buy stuff by bombarding their eyes with sexy spokespeople and sleek cars, and their ears with …

Cognitive Science

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! 9 Signs They’re Not Telling the Truth (AND 3 Things You Can Do About It).

New research suggests that, rather than going with our gut to know whether someone is being truthful or not, it is better to focus on a particular …

Psychology

Can Single People Be Happy?

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of professors, psychologists, and journalists if people can find fulfillment alone. It was, admittedly, a question asked only somewhat seriously—but the responses from our experts were a pretty resounding yes. Humans need social interaction and …

This Is Your Brain on Love

Research shows love is as addictive to the brain as cocaine or heroin.<p>Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the …

The Four Types of Sleep Schedules

A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks"<p>Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel-prize-winning Austrian physicist, was able to make major contributions to the fields of quantum mechanics, general relativity, and color theory during his lifetime. There was only one caveat: He was not …

YANSS 60 – How to turn your fears and anxieties into positivity and productivity with cognitive reframing

Reframing is a psychological tool that just plain works. It’s practical, simple, and with practice and repetition it often leads to real change in …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Here's Why Most Neuroscientists Are Wrong About the Brain - Facts So Romantic

Most neuroscientists believe that the brain learns by rewiring itself—by changing the strength of connections between brain cells, or neurons. But …

What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?

Each year, nearly three times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide. More Americans kill themselves than die from breast cancer.<p>As Dr.Thomas Insel, longtime head of the National Institute of Mental Health, prepared to step down from his job in October, he cited the lack of progress in …

The 4 Dirty Psychological Tricks Bad Leaders Use

Whether they realize it or not, political, professional, and community leaders often use psychology to influence and control their followers. Both …

World Leaders

How to Stop Worrying

<i>By Sarah Best, LCSW</i><p>Worrying now and then is normal part of life for most of us. And so is finding yourself ruminating on worries when you feel …

Mindfulness

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

The 5 Qualities That Tell You a Therapist Is Effective

So you've decided to go to therapy. You're not alone: 10 million Americans receive psychotherapy every year. And there's a good reason for this: …

Massage Therapy

Mind-blowing robot conjures ghosts in the lab

It's never too late for a little Halloween creepiness. At least not for a group of Swiss researchers who managed to make unwary subjects feel as if they had been tapped by a ghost.<p>A couple of the bindfolded volunteers thought the experience was so creepy they almost quit, according to …

Consciousness

Anti-smoking messages can make it harder for people to quit, research suggests

Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence released …

How you talk to your baby now can impact his or her social skills later

Think you have your hands full making sure your baby is fed and clean and gets enough sleep? Here's another thing for the list: developing your child's social skills by the way you talk.<p>People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught. But a growing body of …

Can Your Music Listening Habits Give an Insight to Your Mental Health?

<b>Aggressive music related to anxiety in men.</b><p>Brain imaging reveals how neural responses to different types of music really affect the emotion …

Rehearsing a Memory For Just 40 Seconds Is Key To Permanent Recall - PsyBlog

New memories are likely to be lost unless they are consolidated correctly.<p>Rehearsing a memory for just 40 seconds could be the key to permanent …