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‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life

‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When you lose yourself inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
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The Media Psychology Effect: Examining the effect of applying theories in psychology through media to influence behavior

The Media Psychology Effect: Examining the effect of applying theories in psychology through media to influence behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Is Media influencing your brain and your behavior through psychology?

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Behavioral Intervention Helps Poorer Patients Gain Bodyweight Control

Behavioral Intervention Helps Poorer Patients Gain Bodyweight Control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A high-risk, socioeconomically disadvantaged group of obese patients seem to have achieved modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control by attending a behavioral intervention program.
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New insights into understanding brain performance

New insights into understanding brain performance | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The study, by Dr Rob Hester from the Department of Psychological Sciences and colleagues at the Queensland Brain Institute, investigated how the brain monitors ongoing behaviour for performance errors – specifically failures of impulse control.
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Altering Behavior: From Reducing Bullying To Training Scientists

Altering Behavior: From Reducing Bullying To Training Scientists | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
If you want to change how teenagers view bullying, go to the straight to the source of most school trends: the most connected crowd.
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Why Is It So Hard to Believe In A Behavioral Addiction?

Why Is It So Hard to Believe In A Behavioral Addiction? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Behaviors can be just as addictive as ingested drugs

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Evolutionary guru: Don't believe everything you think

Evolutionary guru: Don't believe everything you think | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The human capacity for self-deception knows no bounds, but why do we do it? According to biologist Robert Trivers the simple answer is that it helps us have more children. He told Graham Lawton about the evolutionary benefits of lying

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White Lies Affect Your Behavior

White Lies Affect Your Behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Telling white lies sometimes affects how you act later

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Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems

Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Behavioral and emotional problems in young children may be the result of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) problems that begin as early as infancy.

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Women Copy Each Others' Eating Patterns

Women Copy Each Others' Eating Patterns | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

When two women are eating together, one is more likely to put food in her mouth when the other one is doing so too - while one's food-filled fork is coming towards her mouth, the other one is more likely to do the same within five seconds

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Want to resist temptation? A new study suggests thinking might not always help you

Want to resist temptation? A new study suggests thinking might not always help you | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Uh-oh. Here comes temptation -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; an alcoholic, a beer; a married man, an attractive, available woman. How to defeat the impulse to gratify desire and stick to your long-term goals of slimness, sobriety, or fidelity?
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