While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.
How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed.
The After-Effects of Awakening An experience that lasts just a few seconds can change your life forever.
Critiques of a New Research Study on Antidepressants
Adopting a more active lifestyle today could have benefits for your personality decades from now
Wisdom might seem to be a difficult concept for psychologists to study, but Grossman says there is some agreement now that it comprises: Intellectual humility Appreciating broader perspectives Knowing that social relations can change A willingness to compromise or integrate different opinions together
Can psychology help us get a better night’s sleep? Our presenter Ginny Smith hears how worry about sleep is sometimes more of a problem than lack of sleep itself. She gives us some evidence-backed sleep tips and finds out about “sleep engineering”
Study conducted during war finds one symptom that is especially indicative of PTSD vulnerability
New Blood Test Can’t Really Detect Concussions
The psychology of Nietzsche and how to use it yourself
A new study looks at the brains of young adults who suffered a stroke in the language center of their brains as infants. They found that the subjects developed normal language, which just relocated to the mirror-image other side of the brain. This is not surprising, and reflects our evolving understanding of how the brain develops and functions.
One of the problems in pain management is that there are so many assessments carried out by the professionals seeing a person – but very little discussed about pulling this information together to create an overall picture of the person we’re seeing. And it’s this aspect I want to look at today.
Move For most people, common health goals are best approached with as simple a strategy as possible. This avoids cognitive overload and non-compliance. Get the basics right, as there are diminishing returns from increasingly arcane details.
What “creep-up habits” have you fallen into over the months or years? Oftentimes, we are so focused on what we want to change about our lives that we don’t pay attention to what we want to maintain. I challenge you to ask yourself, “What might be missing from my life that used to make me happy?” If you feel stuck, ask someone who knows you well—as is often the case, other people can help us see what we’ve been missing.