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The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors

The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested.
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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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Friends Help Us To Negate Negativity

Friends Help Us To Negate Negativity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
'Stand by me' is a common refrain when it comes to friendship but new research from Concordia University proves that the concept goes beyond pop music: keeping friends close has real physiological...
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Computers versus Brains: Scientific American

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Computers are good at storage and speed, but brains maintain the efficiency lead...
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Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study

Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Conservatives and liberals don't seem to agree about much, and they might not agree about recent studies linking conservatism to low intelligence and "low-effort" thinking.
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How Convergent and Divergent Thinking Foster Creativity

How Convergent and Divergent Thinking Foster Creativity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

IQ-type reasoning is only one slice of the creativity pie.

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Learning to ‘talk things through in your head’ may help people with autism

Learning to ‘talk things through in your head’ may help people with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through in their head' may help them to solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life, according to new research.
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