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A Study-Proven Way to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

By | 2017-02-06T10:57:11+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Psychology, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a successful tip for sticking to those New Year's resolutions: Tell as many people as possible about your resolutions. That's it. When we tell someone what we want to do, we are making a social contract or agreement.  We like being socially consistent - we like doing what we say we are going to do.  It sends the message [...]

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Why Your Dog Thinks You Are The Best Thing Ever

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Dogs, Genetics|Tags: , , , , |

Hint: It's genetic.  Be the person your dog thinks you are - how true this seems to be.  Dogs are always happy when you walk in the door.  They follow you from room to room.  (I have a pack of three that follow me.)  They love to sit next to you and snuggle. "I'm awesome," you think. [...]

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Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Social Media, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people in the U.S. over 45 years of age were surveyed in a study of loneliness (sponsored by AARP). The survey measured loneliness using the UCLA Loneliness Scale. Participants who scored 44 points or more were defined as "lonely", while those scoring 43 or less were defined as "not lonely". (My bullet points aren't [...]

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Guilt, Cooperation Linked by Neural Network

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 12th, 2011|Categories: Brain|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-05-12) -- On a daily basis, our social life places us in situations where we have to decide whether or not to cooperate with others. However, the motivation that encourages us to behave cooperatively is often not clear. Now, new research suggests that anticipation of the feeling of guilt can motivate us to behave unselfishly [...]

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Social anxiety disorder respond to therapy? Brain study says yes

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 March 21st, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-14) -- When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. "The study recruited 25 adults with social anxiety disorder from a Hamilton, Ontario clinic. The patients participated [...]

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