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10 Tips to Boost Performance & Live a Richer & Happier Life
Of all human attributes, perhaps the one we seek the most is happiness . We may not always be aware of our goal. For example, uppermost in our minds may be the quest for money, power or prestige. But if someone were to ask us why we seek these other attributes, we would probably respond that we seek them in order to be happy. Aristotle pointed out that happiness is the supreme goal because people ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
Why Is There Hardly Any Purpose, Trust or Joy at Work?
The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday I have to say it inspired me. I wanted to take a moment to say, Thank You I am data analyst within a federal organization and have recently accepted a one-year developmental opportunity within our IT department. L ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
5 Ways That Helping Others Is Self-Serving
What s the best thing to do for ourselves when we re having a lousy day Results from a recent study suggest that we should consider doing something nice for someone else. Participants in the study received text messages that prompted them to record that day s stressful events as well as the prosocial behaviors they did things like asking if a person needs assistance or holding the door for someone ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog
London s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. Researchers from Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, the University of California, San Diego and University of Massachusetts studied how London s Great Smog af ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteins
Heart failure is a common endpoint for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterized by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the mean age of the population increases. Over the las ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
The process by which a mother s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London QMUL . The discovery could shed light on why many human genetic studies have previously not been able to fully explain how certain ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
When red evokes mischief
The color red is usually associated with inducing compliant behavior with stop signs, warning lights and corrections on a graded assignment. What if this color did just the opposite in certain situations Results from a new study published online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggest that certain personality types are more likely to rebel against the norm--rather than comply--when seeing th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Faking to finish -- women feign sexual pleasure to end 'bad' sex
When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner s orgasm and ultimately end sex. This is one of the findings of a qualitative study by Emily Thomas Ryerson University, Canada Monika Stelzl, Michelle Lafrance St. Thomas University, Canada that will be presented today, Friday 8 July 2016, at the British Psychological Society s P ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?
Are humans the only animal that knows what they don t know A study by researchers at Yale and Harvard shows that rhesus monkeys also spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Metacognition the ability to think about our own thoughts has long bee ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 8
7 Effects of Alcohol Myopia
Alcohol leads to myopia short-sightedness . Alcohol consumption getting drunk narrows the focus of attention and thoughts to the most obvious information or cues in the immediate environment . As a consequence, behavior will be overly influenced by the noticeable cues at the exclusion of more distant stimuli or consequences Steele and Josephs, 1990 . For example, a person having negative thoughts ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 7
4 Reasons Compliments Make You Cringe
Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you re like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes. Here are four reasons why it can be hard to accept a compliment 1. You Have Low Self-Esteem A new research study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , found that people with low self-esteem have the most difficulty acc ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 7
Why We’re Politically Stalled Out
Much has been made of political polarization in America. Dislike of the opposing political party appears to be as strong as racial animus. People do not want to grant academic scholarships to, nor do they want their children to marry, individuals at the opposing end of the political spectrum. And neighborhoods are increasingly politically segregated, suggesting we do not even want to live next to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 7
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