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New study claims 'only children' are creative but more likely to be self-centred
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New study claims 'only children' are creative but more likely to be self-centred

Kids who grow up without siblings may be more creative, but are likely to be self-centred, say scientists who found significant differences in the brain structures of 'only children'.

Experiencing interpersonal abuse in early life may affect cognitive skills, says study
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Experiencing interpersonal abuse in early life may affect cognitive skills, says study

Experiencing interpersonal abuse before the age of 18 may affect the capacity to concentrate and stay focused during later life, a study has showed.

People with more life skills tend to enjoy better health, less depression in old age: Study
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People with more life skills tend to enjoy better health, less depression in old age: Study

People with higher scores on life skills — such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness — are more likely to experience a broad range of health benefits and positive social outcomes in their old age, a study suggests.

Cyberbullies suffer from depression and anxiety as much as victims: Experts
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Cyberbullies suffer from depression and anxiety as much as victims: Experts

Psychologists have warned that the cyberbullies could be depressed and anxious, and it is not just the victims of cyberbullies who suffer.

Giving back control: What Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 means for the mentally ill
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Giving back control: What Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 means for the mentally ill

What might it mean for people with mental illnesses to be given control over how they will receive medical care?

Boredom can lead to more extreme political views, finds new study
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Boredom can lead to more extreme political views, finds new study

Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study which suggests that people who are easily restless tended to endorse more extreme political beliefs.

From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship
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From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship

Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

Google Doodle celebrates 160th birth anniversary of Sigmund Freud
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Google Doodle celebrates 160th birth anniversary of Sigmund Freud

The father of modern psychology and psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud's 160th birth anniversary has been celebrated in an interesting looking Google Doodle today.

'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us
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'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

Labels can help us better navigate the world. But they can also be restrictive, especially when used in the context of mental health and identity.

The psychology of bad decision making: How to stop choosing the wrong thing
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The psychology of bad decision making: How to stop choosing the wrong thing

What are the factors that influence our decision making? And why do we make the wrong choices so frequently?

How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's
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How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People's self-esteem, their need to gain approval or avoid humiliation are psychological drivers that help fuel conflicts, and must be factored into attempts to bring about peace, an expert said late on Wednesday. Like most individuals, leaders of countries or armed groups may go to great lengths to protect their self-esteem, and this can make them deaf to reason, said Paul Randolph, a mediation expert at Regent's University London and author of a new book on the issue. He said fear of humiliation has played a significant part in prolonging Syria's conflict, which has entered its sixth year.

It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction
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It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction

As far back as one can remember, humans have been trying to understand love and attraction. And after decades of research and social experiments, the ode to understanding them might finally be seeing that elusive light at the end of the tunnel.

Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study
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Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study

Marriage can cause dramatic reduction in alcohol intake even among people with severe drinking problems, according to a new study.

IBM-created tech to help ads understand if you're introverted or extroverted
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IBM-created tech to help ads understand if you're introverted or extroverted

The need to understand a person’s like and dislikes, their behaviour and actions, in order to target online advertisements at them is never ending....

Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?
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Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

If one were to analyse Google today, you would infer that it is clever, social, has a great sense of humour.

Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?
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Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

If one were to analyse Google today, you would infer that it is clever, social, has a great sense of humour.

Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?
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Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?

When people who go on a pilgrimage suffer grievous tragedy, it seems fair to ask: what is faith worth if it cannot buy insurance from heartbreaks?

Viral video: How predictable are you?
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Viral video: How predictable are you?

Call it math, call it logic, but this video which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet, will definitely have you stumped.

Viral video: How predictable are you?
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Viral video: How predictable are you?

Call it math, call it logic, but this video which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet, will definitely have you stumped.

Goodbye gold digger: Modern women seek equals
Life

Goodbye gold digger: Modern women seek equals

It's been over 50 years since the first bra was burned and its only now that women seem to have outgrown the evolutionary psychology of their sex — to marry up.