Latest Psychological theories Stories

2011-06-08 16:06:55

Annika Lindskog, Economics researcher from the University of Gothenburg, studied data from the Amhara region in rural Ethiopia and found that the schooling of older siblings, especially older sisters, has a positive effect on the schooling of younger siblings.

2011-04-25 14:00:05

Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good and downplaying the bad is believed to accelerate recovery from depression, bolster resilience during a crisis and improve overall mental health.

2011-03-15 07:53:19

Adolescence is usually characterized as a tumultuous time.

2011-02-28 16:16:47

Death can be terrifying.

2011-02-24 19:16:06

The key to dealing with some of the challenges life throws at us - including pain, suffering, illness, grief and loss - is to truly appreciate the positive aspects of our life, and not simply focus on the negative.

2011-01-22 08:44:19

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

2010-12-29 00:01:19

Maybe age really is just a number. How young or old someone feels has a huge influence on their health and how other people view them.

2010-11-16 00:00:55

Is it possible that dogs are wonderful teachers of mindfulness practice? According to psychologist Jonathan Kaplan dogs demonstrate an enviable level of concentration and focus on the present moment, and emulating these characteristics can help us feel more grounded and joyful, and less stressed. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 “Have you ever tried to eat lunch in front of a hungry dog?” asks Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D., author of Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence,...

2010-10-22 01:27:53

A child who grows up in the midst of political conflict, such as war or terrorism, can exhibit severe emotional scars.

2010-10-19 09:34:00

ZURICH, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jacobs Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Europe in the field of youth development in terms of resources and financial commitments, today announced Professors Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi as the recipients of the second annual Klaus J.

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