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Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression

Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.
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Here is what real commitment to your marriage means

Here is what real commitment to your marriage means | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
What does being committed to your marriage really mean? A psychology professors answer this question in a new study based on their analysis of 172 married couples over the first 11 years of marriage.
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» Limiting Choices Can Lead to Bad Decisions - Psych Central News

» Limiting Choices Can Lead to Bad Decisions - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct is to limit — or prune — choices that might have a negative consequence.
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The cost of consumer fibbing: Can it hurt to tell a little white lie?

The cost of consumer fibbing: Can it hurt to tell a little white lie? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid confrontation might find themselves rewarding the people who inconvenienced them, according to a new study.
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Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief

Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

 How can we use the discoveries of neuroscience to help those who are grieving avoid the pitfalls that often lead to depression? 

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» Relationships on Facebook, Social Networks - Psych Central News

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A new research study evaluates details of relationships created on social networking sites to determine their significance, depth and potential.

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» Untrue: 1 out of Every 10 Wall Street Employees is a Psychopath - World of Psychology

» Untrue: 1 out of Every 10 Wall Street Employees is a Psychopath - World of Psychology | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Last week, more than a few news agencies and blogs picked up the story that one out of every 10 Wall Street employees is a psychopath. (See the Huffington Post article below).

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The Psychology of Trolls

Research may uncover just what makes an internet troll so darn ornery.

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Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of deja vu

Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of deja vu | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Even the most rational of us experience it: you'll be chatting with friends or exploring a place you've never been when suddenly a feeling washes over you: you've experienced this exact moment before.

Via Sakis Koukouvis, Romylos Pantzakis
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The Mind-Reading Hormone: Your Brain's Key to Empathy | Psychology Today

The Mind-Reading Hormone: Your Brain's Key to Empathy | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A dose of oxytocin improves mind-reading. By Joshua Gowin, Ph.D.


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This must be why moms always know what their kids are thinking . . . those extra oxytocin receptor cells we got when they were born.
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Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

http://www.ted.com Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently.

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Procrastination: Ten Things To Know | Psychology Today

Procrastination: Ten Things To Know | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Is your procrastination hindering you? Ten things you should know.
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10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies — PsyBlog

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies — PsyBlog | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Ten of the most influential social psychology studies.
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Using Music To Evoke Positive Emotions

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Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels."To get the positive effects of music, you have to listen to music that you like," says the author of the thesis Marie Helsing.

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Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It

Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
For kids on the playground and adults in the workplace, being left out affects the brain, new research shows.
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Marriage Problems: Why Couples Fight | Psychology Today

Marriage Problems: Why Couples Fight | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
You don't fight about what you think. By Steven Stosny...
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Easily embarrassed? Study finds people will trust you more

Easily embarrassed? Study finds people will trust you more | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
If tripping in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a mother-to-be leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study suggests that people who are easily embarrassed are also more trustworthy, and more generous.
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Blogging May Help Teens Dealing with Social Distress

Blogging May Help Teens Dealing with Social Distress | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Blogging may have psychological benefits for teens suffering from social anxiety, improving their self-esteem and helping them relate better to their friends.
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Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com

Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
If you're trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to think outside the box, you might want to take a breather and wait.
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Self-Esteem: Helping Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self

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Over the past few decades, a glut of literature has proclaimed the need to instill self-esteem in children. But how is this best accomplished?
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Mindus Interruptus: Distractions are Costlier than You Think! | Psychology Today

Mindus Interruptus: Distractions are Costlier than You Think! | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The disruption can take 5 times longer than the interrupting activity. By Joanne Cantor, Ph.D...

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Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends? | Psychology Today

Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

How to preserve mom friendships when you parent differently. By Susan Newman, Ph.D.

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Psychology Books: 5 Ways to Spot The Psychopath In Your Life

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(Huffington Post) By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish: One out of every 10 Wall Street employees is a clinical psychopath, the CFA Institute (an investment and financial analysis organization) reports in the latest issue of CFA Magazine. Who are the psychopaths in your life? Here are five important questions to ask, and the books to help you answer them.

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