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Happiness model could help people go from good to great

Happiness model could help people go from good to great | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The sayings "variety is the spice of life" and "happiness isn't getting what you want, but wanting what you get" seem to have a psychological basis, according to a new study by a psychologist who identified two keys to becoming happier and staying...
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Finding That Emotion Is Reversed In Left-Handers' Brains Could Lead To New Treatment For Anxiety, Depression

Finding That Emotion Is Reversed In Left-Handers' Brains Could Lead To New Treatment For Anxiety, Depression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The way we use our hands may determine how emotions are organized in our brains

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Gatekeeper of brain steroid signals boosts emotional resilience to stress

Gatekeeper of brain steroid signals boosts emotional resilience to stress | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A cellular protein called HDAC6, newly characterized as a gatekeeper of steroid biology in the brain, may provide a novel target for treating and preventing stress-linked disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development

Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development, indicates the first long term study of its kind. The impact seems to be most damaging during first two years of life.
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Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Aggression

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Aggression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

If you are what you eat, then, apparently, trans fatty acids are aggressive and prone to depression. A new observational study links dietary trans fat intake to adverse behaviors that affect others.

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Is love for somewhere you previously lived preventing you from enjoying fully where you now?

Is love for somewhere you previously lived preventing you from enjoying fully where you now? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Sometimes memories of enjoyable and rewarding attachments in the past interfere with forming similar positive attachments in the present.

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Self-Esteem Boost: Throw Away Someone Else’s Trash

Self-Esteem Boost: Throw Away Someone Else’s Trash | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Self-esteem is a topic that has generated a fair amount of controversy over the last few decades, but one thing seems clear: you don’t get healthy self-esteem from constantly telling yourself how great you are, or even from other people telling you how great you are

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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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Emotional Memories: When People and Events Remain With You | Psychology Today

Emotional Memories: When People and Events Remain With You | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Recalling the Past Can Awaken An Emotional Response

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Emotional Intelligence: Not Just For Relationships

Emotional Intelligence: Not Just For Relationships | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Find out what your business needs to get an edge in 2012.
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Five Ways Children Overcome Tragedy

Five Ways Children Overcome Tragedy | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Five things adults can do to help children overcome tragedy.

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Sad Music Can Bring On Real Sadness

Sad Music Can Bring On Real Sadness | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A unique study by Finnish researchers shows that listening to sad music can cause genuine sadness in listeners, and that people's personalities have an important effect on the emotional responses to sad music.

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Emotion reversed in left-handers' brains

Emotion reversed in left-handers' brains | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The way we use our hands may determine how emotions are organized in our brains, according to a recent study. Motivation, the drive to approach or withdraw from physical and social stimuli, is a basic building block of human emotion.
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Thinking About Death Can Lead To A Good Life

Thinking About Death Can Lead To A Good Life | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Thinking about death can actually be a good thing.
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Employees Who Feel Obligated To Stay In Their Jobs Become More Emotionally Exhausted

Employees Who Feel Obligated To Stay In Their Jobs Become More Emotionally Exhausted | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Love it or leave it - if only it were that simple.
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Neuroskeptic: DSM-5: A Little Mix Up

Neuroskeptic: DSM-5: A Little Mix Up | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Proposals in the upcoming DSM-5 psychiatric manual for diagnosing "mixed" mood states may be muddled, according to a new paper.

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Marriage: it helps mend broken hearts

Marriage: it helps mend broken hearts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Married adults who undergo heart surgery are more than three times more likely to survive the next three months than single people who have the same surgery, a new study finds.
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Black Men Who Confront Racial Discrimination And Hide Their Emotions At Greater Risk Of Depression

Black Men Who Confront Racial Discrimination And Hide Their Emotions At Greater Risk Of Depression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Enduring subtle, insidious acts of racial discrimination is enough to depress anyone, but African-American men who believe that they should respond to stress with stoicism and emotional control experience more depression symptoms

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Three Steps for Getting a Heavy Heart off the Couch

Three Steps for Getting a Heavy Heart off the Couch | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

When a heavy heart puts you on the couch... 

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Emotional Memories: When People and Events Remain With You

Emotional Memories: When People and Events Remain With You | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Recalling the Past Can Awaken An Emotional Response

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New computers respond to students’ emotions and boredom

New computers respond to students’ emotions and boredom | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students' cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D'Mello

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How Emotionally Attached Are You to Your Pet? | Psychology Today

How Emotionally Attached Are You to Your Pet? | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

10 ways to measure the role of pets in your life

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