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Can biofeedback-based videogames help kids regulate anger and emotions? | SharpBrains

Can biofeedback-based videogames help kids regulate anger and emotions? | SharpBrains | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Chil­dren with seri­ous anger prob­lems can be helped by a sim­ple video game that hones their abil­ity to reg­u­late their emo­tions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hos­pi­tal. Results were pub­lished online Octo­ber 24 in the jour­nal Ado­les­cent Psy­chi­a­try…The fast-paced game involves shoot­ing at enemy space­ships while avoid­ing shoot­ing at friendly ones. As chil­dren play, a mon­i­tor on one fin­ger tracks their heart rate and dis­plays it on the com­puter screen. When heart rate goes above a cer­tain level, play­ers lose their abil­ity to shoot at the enemy space­ships. To improve their game, they must learn to keep calm.”

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The Psychology of Regret

The Psychology of Regret | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Should we live our lives with no regrets as the song tells us to? By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D.  

"Edith Piaf, the famous French singer sang "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." (I Have No Regrets). Should we follow her advice and try to live in the moment, without looking back and without any self-judgment? Or, can we sometimes learn valuable lessons by analyzing our behavior and its consequences.  Read on to find out what the research tells us about this ubiquitous and complicated emotion ..."

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