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Study: Social Media Helps With Teenage Empathy, Awareness

Study: Social Media Helps With Teenage Empathy, Awareness | Therapy | Scoop.it

According to the study, conducted online in January, more than half of teens (55 percent) say social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have made them more aware of the needs of others. This is a huge increase from 2011 when 4 in 10 (44 percent) said their use of social media made them more aware. The study also says 2 in 3 teens (68 percent) agree that the benefits of social media outweigh the risks.


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This article contrasts two recent studies on social networking and its effects on teens, highlighting the perceived benefits shown in one study on increased empathy and awareness.

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Postpartum depression: Surprising rate of women depressed after baby

A surprisingly high number of women have postpartum depression, reports a new, large-scale study of 10,000 women. A high rate of women had considered harming themselves. The study's screening likely saved several lives.

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Tell the FDA: Just say NO to GE salmon: FRANKENFISH - Thank You, Tell-a-Friend - Food & Water Watch

The FDA is close to approving GE salmon. Send them a message today asking them not to approve this frankenfish.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT? | Therapy | Scoop.it

“This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings,” says lead author Joan L. Luby, MD, professor of child psychiatry. “I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents’ nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development.”


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:41 PM

This can be so reassuring for caring parents! These findings can also be inspiring to those wanting additional evidence that there is a critical need to place greater emphasis on this area and time of development. 

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Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.

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Marriage, students loans and more on teen pregnancy

Also in the Color of Money e-letter: More on taxes and NYC’s anti-teen pregnancy campaign.

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What is Positive Psychology? An Animation

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By Hattie x. "Being diagnosed with Manic Depression felt like being given a death sentence at the time (though it wasn't I would duly discover), whilst realizing I was highly sensitive was like coming home, finally discovering who I was and having answers to many many questions as to how I was in the world and who I fundamentally was as a person."


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Very informative and interesting animation.  Ignore the annoying voice-over.  

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Positive psychology is used by many coaches. It makes sense, as it is always more motivating to focus on strength areas rather than on weaknesses. The flip side might be, however, that there is not enough focus on areas for improvement. I suggest to take a balanced approach and adjust the coaching techniques to the client's needs.

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Link Feast

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RT @ResearchDigest: 10 of the best psychology links from the past week: http://t.co/zmCO5frItL
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Bipolar Disorder | Rethink Mental Illness, The Leading Mental Health Membership Charity

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Bipolar disorder (manic depression) information - different types explained in plain language, from Rethink, the leading severe mental illness charity.
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Yoga Psychology - Let not your heart be troubled~John 14:1 - The Kundalini

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Psychology of Yoga The practice of yoga and meditation work together. Both practices date back 1000's of years and are interrelated. (Yoga Psychology - Psychology of Yoga The practice of yoga and meditation work together.
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Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!)

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Creative thinking is an important part of producing things that people love. Here's the science behind creative thought and ingenuity.
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» Defusing Shame by Sharing It - World of Psychology

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Shame really should be on the list of deadly diseases.
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Tablets to help support better children’s mental health provision  - BJHC

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Tablet computers to “boost” children’s mental health services are to be provided by the government.
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Oil Pulling Benefits and Treatments : Underground Health Reporter

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The ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling has many benefits and has been shown to heal a wide variety of health problems.

 

What in The World Is Oil Pulling?

 

Oil pulling is the practice of taking 1 tablespoon of a cold-pressed vegetable oil (such as sesame or sunflower seed oil) and swishing it in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes. This is done soon after waking, before eating or brushing one’s teeth — and it has the effect of “pulling” bacteria, parasites, mucous and other toxins from your body through your saliva. Oil pulling has its roots in Ayurveda, the Hindu art of healing, which asserts that the tongue is mapped by organ-locations. This means that each section of the tongue is connected to, or corresponds to, the liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, spleen, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine. When you swish the oil around the tongue, you effectively soothe and stimulate the key meridians of the body, and their corresponding organs. Read more: http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/oil-pulling-benefits#ixzz2O6UksCuk


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Improve Soft Skills Training with a Popular Psychology Technique

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If you manage employees who are on the front-lines of customer service, undoubtedly you have come across certain employees who are competent with their (Improve Soft Skills Training with a Popular Psychology Technique

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Luis Valdes's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:30 AM

Make sure that you watch the "Modern Family" video clip.  

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10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution

10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution | Therapy | Scoop.it

This year IBM dedicated its Five in Five series (an annual list of five technologies that are likely to advance dramatically) solely to sensors.

 

Digital sensors of the touch, sight,hearing, taste and smell kind along with their potential are all profiled by IBM Sensor technology is going through a renaissance as companies develop smart and innovative new ways to track data using them.

 

Sensor innovation is in-part driving the Digital Health Revolution as digital health companies find ingenius ways to integrate them in to apps, devices and other peripherals. The smartphone will play an increasing important role in all of this as they go from having six built-in sensors currently to having sixteen in the next five years.

 

If these predictions are correct then the next five years will be half-a-decade of sensor proliferation meaning the Digital Health Ecosystem will grow exponentially. In the meantime though there are already a plethora of digital health sensors in use or in the pipeline that are helping people improve and, in some instances, save lives.


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Kristina Curtis's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:34 PM

This will take the QS movement to another level...

Mitchell Planning's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:21 PM

Peel and stick tatoo's taken to the next level.

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You can't control it if you can't measure it!

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The power of ‘thanks’

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In “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan,” Francesca Gino, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, explores a range of fascinating subjects, including how emotions influence decisions and the...

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:57 AM

It is so simple yet so powerful and so under used. Nothing like receiving and giving an authentic expression of gratitide to make someone's day. And if we committed to giving just one sincere thank you eac day for 365 days the difference we could make in the world.

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Gratitude, appreciation, encouragement, love, etc...these qualities bring authentic engagement to our lives.

"Do not miss a single chance - not one single opportunity - to tell someone how wonderful they are, how special they are, how important to you they are, how incredible as a person they are, how beautiful they are inside and out. Do not miss a single opening in which to insert such a comment, genuinely felt and genuinely meant."
- Neale Donald Walsch

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Robot Helps Teach Kids With Autism

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Researchers created an adaptive system with humanoid robot NAO to help children with autism develop basic social skills.

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Irvin Ducournau's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:31 AM

Technology helping kids with social skills....

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What is Positive Psychology? An Animation

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Editor's note: If you've ever struggled to explain positive psychology to a friend or colleague, you are ready to appreciate this short animation by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life...

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Very informative and interesting animation.  Ignore the annoying voice-over.  

Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:48 PM

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Conversations with Hattie

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By Hattie x. "Being diagnosed with Manic Depression felt like being given a death sentence at the time (though it wasn't I would duly discover), whilst realizing I was highly sensitive was like coming home, finally discovering who I was and having answers to many many questions as to how I was in the world and who I fundamentally was as a person."


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Related post: Giftedness, sensitivity and psychiatric drugs: why do we take them and why do we quit? By Cat Robson.

 

"The mental suffering of sensitive, creative and divergent children and adults is real. Existential depression, loneliness, and emotional overwhelm are very real, as are the complications arising from our use of behaviors and substances to alleviate our suffering. These experiences don’t require a diagnosis of mental illness in order to be taken seriously. And treating our suffering doesn’t need to include tampering with our highly sensitive brains."

http://talentdevelop.com/3898/

 

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RT @mikasmubbins: Here's a quick Psychology lesson http://t.co/inzVu29vB6
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Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?

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Diagnoses of mental disorders have skyrocketed alongside the "psychatric bible's" list of criteria, critics say. (Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?
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How alcohol affects mental health - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

How alcohol affects mental health - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Therapy | Scoop.it
Many individuals seek comfort in a few glasses of wine or bottles of beer when they’re feeling depressed or stressed.
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Twitter / NicoCarboni: It's on tv. All those psychology ...

It's on tv. All those psychology students know what up. http://t.co/veXCITJzVM
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» Mindfulness at School Lowers Depressive Symptoms in Teens - Psych Central News

» Mindfulness at School Lowers Depressive Symptoms in Teens - Psych Central News | Therapy | Scoop.it
Adolescents who participated in a mindfulness program at school reported reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later.
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