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Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it
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Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it

Some emotional symptoms of phone anxiety include delaying or avoiding making calls because of heightened anxiety, feeling extremely nervous or anxious before, during and after the call and obsessing or worrying about what you’ll say.

New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be
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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours

Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists
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Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists

Therapy modules taught in universities are informed by feminism and are queer-affirmative but they do not actively recognise caste-based pride and shame.

Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media
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Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media

Though the answer is not a perfect representation of the national mental health, analysis of Twitter data shows an uptick in signs of sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts as compared to 2019

Do non-verbal cues say anything useful about people when the stakes are high?
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Do non-verbal cues say anything useful about people when the stakes are high?

Some behavioural analysts argue that non-verbal cues betray important truths about people under pressure.

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Santosh Babu talks about psycho-analysis, hypnosis and understanding the subconscious mind.

Postcoital dysphoria can dampen your sex life: Here's what this disorder is and what you can do about it
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Postcoital dysphoria can dampen your sex life: Here's what this disorder is and what you can do about it

Research suggests that attachment avoidance, insecurity and fearing the loss of sense of self could be a contributing factor to postcoital dysphoria or post-sex blues

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it
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Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it

A book like This Too Shall Pass becomes a much-needed entryway into understanding multiple emotional trials and traumas that a person undergoes, and the importance of acknowledging each one of these phases occurring in life.

Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
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Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook

The representation of single women with depression in popular culture has been largely unidimensional: failure is depicted as the main cause of the mental illness, and characters are shown being self-destructive and suffering heartbreaks

For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory
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For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory

Trauma tampers with our ability to make sense of the world with the help of previously acquired templates. This is similar to living through a pandemic, where no one knows what events will transpire and what their outcomes will be.

Deconstructing the pandemic with Psychology: Meaning-making, positive introspection can help us make sense of unpredictable times
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Deconstructing the pandemic with Psychology: Meaning-making, positive introspection can help us make sense of unpredictable times

Meaning-making on an individual and global level has proven to play a significant role in how individuals deal with situations of crisis — such as a pandemic — influencing their adjustment and survival

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic
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Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic

Capitalist culture has created an illusion of productivity by falsely connecting it with happiness. In such a system, if one isn't productive, one doesn't deserve to be content.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Taking care of your mental health during periods of self-isolation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Taking care of your mental health during periods of self-isolation

For most people, minor uncertainties are enough to stress them out, the current scenario brings a greater amount of uncertainty with it.

Coronavirus-related or otherwise, here's why working from home is highly overrated
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Coronavirus-related or otherwise, here's why working from home is highly overrated

Research found the ideal amount of work-from-home time is 1 1/2 days per week — enough to participate in office culture along with time for work.

How reverse-engineering bad habits can help with keeping up New Year's resolutions
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How reverse-engineering bad habits can help with keeping up New Year's resolutions

Another strategy to reverse-engineer your habits is to change the cues that activate them. Cues can include the time of day, a location and the routines associated with a behavior.

What The Family Man shows us of groupthink: Phenomenon may not be as one-dimensional as it seems
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What The Family Man shows us of groupthink: Phenomenon may not be as one-dimensional as it seems

As much as the story of The Family Man is about Manoj Bajpayee's character Srikant, it is also about two other significant individuals — young men who have turned to terrorism.

Cognitive biases and false memories: The psychology behind fake news and their spread in India
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Cognitive biases and false memories: The psychology behind fake news and their spread in India

Fake news, a more systemised and tech-savvy methodology for rumours, has been strongly linked to people’s psychological mechanisms and their flaws, posing a danger to both individual and societal harmony.

Bigg Boss, gossip and survival: The reality show illustrates how talking about others is a powerful social tool
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Bigg Boss, gossip and survival: The reality show illustrates how talking about others is a powerful social tool

Bigg Boss, with its dynamic group interactions, is a minefield of information for behavioural scientists. Besides being instantly meme-able and turning its otherwise unknown participants into celebrities, it should pique the interest of anyone seeking to understand how human beings converse with each other and behave in groups.

On World Mental Health Day 2019, a look at how ignorance leads to pill-shaming and disempowers individuals
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On World Mental Health Day 2019, a look at how ignorance leads to pill-shaming and disempowers individuals

The idea behind putting an end to pill-shaming is to support the individual’s right to take care of themselves using means that are valid, reliable and universal

Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children
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Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children

Women placed value on how their dog reacted to a potential mate, in the same way that she would put value on how her human children would react to a potential mate, according to studies.