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Is Casual Sex Leading to Psychological Distress, Anxiety and Depression in Young People? Study Yields Shocking Results

Pre-marital and casual sex have, in many ways, become societal norms. When young people take abstinence pledges, they are seemingly in a minority. As unrestricted sex becomes more prominent or, at the least, more accepted, many argue that its effects are nothing to worry about.<p>“Times have changed” …

5 Types of Psychology Degrees

Are you thinking about earning a psychology degree? There are several different degree options to choose from at the undergraduate and graduate …

Learn More About the Arousal Theory of Motivation

What is it that motivates us to do the things we do? There are many theories of motivation, one of which focuses on arousal levels. The arousal …

The Psychology of Music

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

Motivation

Burn Notice: "Psychological Warfare" Review

This is where we go deeper than your skills...<p>Warning: Full <b>spoilers</b> for the episode follow...<p><i>*I was out of town the past few days, apologies for the</i> …

Sex And Our Psychological Needs

Last week’s don’t-fuck-up-your-dating-life trilogy (here, here and here) was received with a lot of enthusiasm, much more than I expected. I even …

How to Take Psychology Notes

Good note-taking skills are important if you want to do well in your psychology courses. While your professor may assign a variety of required and …

Pieces of mind: introducing the Guardian's new psychology blog

Ask any psychologist and they'll tell you without hesitation that the most common question they get asked at parties is "Can you read my mind?" Media reports perpetuate this myth, claiming that brain scans can show "exactly what a person is imagining" or that "you love your iPhone". But stories …

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply unpleasant individuals got very angry at women pursuing pro-female agendas publicly. People then got very angry at these individuals who were sending threats and at Twitter in general for not doing more to stop it. Some people then got …

The Psychology of Visual Attraction

You already know that you like the way certain people, buildings or artworks look, but have you ever considered what draws your attraction to them?

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

<i>By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center</i><p>Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its …

Perspectives in Modern Psychology

There are many different ways of thinking about human behavior. Psychologists utilize a variety of perspectives when studying how people think, feel, …

10 Great Reasons to Earn a Psychology Degree

Can you guess which college major is one of the most popular among undergraduate students all over the world? The answer: Psychology!<p>Why is …

Psychology

10 Psychology Courses Psych Majors Should Take

If you're a psychology student, you will need to take a number of courses that focus on the science of human behavior. Your goal as a student is not …

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Psychology?

Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to …

Psychology

The Psychology of Attraction: How To Flirt With Science

by sammcnerney on August 9, 2011<p>Source: http://whywereason.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/the-psychology-of-attraction-how-to-flirt-with-science/<p>v<p>A lot has been written on the science of attraction lately. So I thought I would pick a few of my favorites studies and create a brief guide. Since all of …

Psychology

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a seven-month journey they will settle permanently on the red planet to conduct scientific …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

Psychology

Is Obama waging psychological warfare on Americans?

I believe that the Obama administration is conducting psychological warfare on conservative Americans. Not only that but it is also waging this war on all Americans who previously viewed themselves, their country, their Constitution and their overwhelming belief in God as a force for good in the …

Mental Set and Seeing Solutions to Problems

A <b>mental set</b> is a tendency to only see solutions that have worked in the past. This type of fixed thinking can make it difficult to come up with …