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Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation

Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation | Therapy | Scoop.it
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists have now succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.
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For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness

For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness | Therapy | Scoop.it
When Eric Lim's sister committed suicide, she left him money to make a film. He made 'The Forge' to prevent others from making the same choice.
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The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing | Therapy | Scoop.it
Two new studies reveal inroads against rare and intractable tumors.
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The Psychology of Side Projects: How Creative Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything — The Queue

The Psychology of Side Projects: How Creative Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything - The Queue - Medium
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Psychologists find peppermint tea can improve memory

Psychologists find peppermint tea can improve memory | Therapy | Scoop.it
Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults. This is the finding of a study by Dr Mark Moss, Robert Jones and Lucy Moss
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Presidential Proclamation -- National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016

Presidential Proclamation -- National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016 | Therapy | Scoop.it
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, 2016 - - - - - - -
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Social media and mental health: 'We are more than our profile pictures'

Social media and mental health: 'We are more than our profile pictures' | Therapy | Scoop.it
A Facebook post from Amber Smith spurred a much needed online conversation about anxiety, mental health and the reality of social media.
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The New York Times Insights: The Psychology of Sharing

There has been an abundance of research on social media, but to date, no one has asked in a comprehensive way: why do people share? The Psychology of Sharing reveals research that fills thi
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Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds | Therapy | Scoop.it
Therapy based on the controversial concept of ‘mindfulness’ works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study. Inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness involves training the brain to deal with negative emotions using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. Some critics have claimed mindfulness techniques can bring on panic attacks and lead to paranoia, delusions or depression.
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Wil Wheaton on voice acting and the virtues of therapy through Mario Kart

Wil Wheaton on voice acting and the virtues of therapy through Mario Kart | Therapy | Scoop.it
Greetings, Offworlders! We're proud to team up with our friends at Critical Distance to bring you a special digest edition of their popular This Week in Videogame Blogging feature, showcasing games discussion from all around the web. This week, a therapist shares her successes getting through to young patients through Mario Kart, actor Wil Wheaton discusses a possible union strike by industry voice actors, and we explore Line Hollis's mixtape of games that break the fourth wall. - Leigh
First up, at Ontological Geek, therapist Kim Shashoua shares a couple of experiences where videogames became an essential tool for reaching young people in group therapy:
I finally thought, "screw it, I'm just going to talk about Mario Kart." I asked everyone who had played Mario Kart to raise their hands. The response was universal. Okay, already we had a better recognition rate. I asked about a time when they were doing great in the game, and if a friend had ever done something that left them feeling betrayed and angry. Their immediate answer: the blue shell. And there it was. A simple term we could use to parse the mire of childhood friendships.
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Instead of tearing up the floorboards and replacing all of our current analogies with gaming references, I suggest that we recognise video games as a font for cases where kids have already encountered (and often triumphed over) real-world issues. Mario Kart wasn't just a thing that those kids knew -- it was a place where they felt anger and betrayal. It confronted them with the fact that their friends don't always support them. For those kids, a reference to Mario Kart was an acknowledgement of these complex experiences.At Playboy, Jake Muncy looks back on the critically-panned The Order: 1886 and attempts to salvage one of its few redeeming features:
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Grab A Shovel: Experts Confirm How Gardening Can Help Depression

Grab A Shovel: Experts Confirm How Gardening Can Help Depression | Therapy | Scoop.it
We've loosely known that owning pets and gardening can lift a black mood, but a new study confirms that people who garden are less likely to display signs associated with unhappiness or depression.
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War veterans hail meditation as beneficial, cost-effective Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

War veterans hail meditation as beneficial, cost-effective Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Therapy | Scoop.it
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» You May Likely Gain Weight on these 6 Psychiatric Medications - World of Psychology

» You May Likely Gain Weight on these 6 Psychiatric Medications - World of Psychology | Therapy | Scoop.it
I had been on the drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) for four weeks and had already gained 15 pounds which, you know, didn’t help my depression. After going to a
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Revealed: The Psychology of Social Sharing

Revealed: The Psychology of Social Sharing | Therapy | Scoop.it
What inspires others to share our content? We reveal the unique psychology behind clicking that "share" button.
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Why Literature Needs Psychology

Why Literature Needs Psychology | Therapy | Scoop.it
The risk of passionate love is this: it makes everything outside its immediate, glowing orbit look dull and distant by comparison. What we love dims the rest of
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Can't Sleep? New Study Says Try Therapy, Not Pills

Can't Sleep? New Study Says Try Therapy, Not Pills | Therapy | Scoop.it
People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side-effects, a doctors' group advised Monday.
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A Princeton psychology professor has posted his CV of failures online

A Princeton psychology professor has posted his CV of failures online | Therapy | Scoop.it
A Princeton psychology professor has come up with a way to show people that that their “invisible” failures and setbacks are as important as their successes. Johannes Haushofer, a princeton professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, posted a CV of failures in an attempt to “balance the record” and “provide some perspective”. He was inspired by a 2010 Nature article by Melanie Stefan, a lecturer at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. She suggested that keeping a visible record of your rejected applications can help others to deal with setbacks
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Psychologists find peppermint tea can improve memory

Psychologists find peppermint tea can improve memory | Therapy | Scoop.it
Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults. This is the finding of a study by Dr Mark Moss, Robert Jones and Lucy Moss
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Is Your Kid's Tattling Making You Crazy?

Is Your Kid's Tattling Making You Crazy? | Therapy | Scoop.it
Somewhere in between the extremes of gratuitous tattling and shame-based cover ups, we must help kids find a tenable middle ground for reaching out to trustworthy adults.
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dog psychology - aggression and control

dog psychology - aggression and control | Therapy | Scoop.it
Dog Training in the St Cloud, Orlando, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Celebration, Winter Park, Palm Bay, Winter Park, Clermont and Central Florida area.
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Sound Science: Music Psychologist On What Makes a Happy Song

Sound Science: Music Psychologist On What Makes a Happy Song | Therapy | Scoop.it
To help understand the DNA of a happy song, we spoke with Dr. Adrian North -- an Australian music psychologist who consulted with Rock Mafia during the creative process. Dr. North is the author of How to Produce Happy Music.
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Therapists Spill: Is Therapy an Art or a Science?

Therapists Spill: Is Therapy an Art or a Science? | Therapy | Scoop.it
It’s a question that’s asked in many grad school classrooms. It’s the same question that therapists love to explore and debate: Is therapy really an art or a
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U. S. Behavioral Insights Team - Decision Science News

U. S. Behavioral Insights Team - Decision Science News | Therapy | Scoop.it
The US government is starting a behavioral insights team, much like the UK's
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Medical Xpress: Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

Medical Xpress: Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice | Therapy | Scoop.it
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