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Social scientists reveal everything you need to know about holding the perfect...
Does your boss have an unhealthy relationship with flow charts Do your colleagues scroll on their phones during meetings Do you find meetings that should take 15 minutes last an hour You re not alone, but help is on the way thanks to a team of psychological scientists who analyzed nearly 200 scientific studies of workplace meetings. Their report with actionable tips on how to improve meetings is published in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed Current ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 12
Spoiler Alert! The Psychology Of Surprise Endings
Writers and filmmakers hoping to hoodwink their fans with plot twists have long known what cognitive scientists know All of us have blind spots in the way we assess the world. We get distracted. We forget how we know things. We see patterns that aren 8217 t there. Because these blind spots are wired into the brain, they act in ways that are predictable so predictable that storytellers from Sophocles to M. Night Shyamalan have used them to lead us astray. I ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 12
Mental Health Help Becoming Less of a Stigma in Military
Active-duty members of the U.S. military are much more open to the idea of mental health counseling than veterans, a new survey finds. There has been a fundamental shift in the military regarding attitudes on mental health, and we have seen real progress in reducing the stigmas associated with professional counseling, said survey author Samantha Dutton. She is program director in the College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Phoenix. However, ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 12
Mental Health and College Students
There s an adjustment period for almost every new college student -- many young people have struggles balancing independence and a heavy workload. But there are some signs that suggest your young person needs more serious help than a care package from home. Some problems are temporary, like anxiety and stress, which affect huge numbers of college students. Some lifelong conditions, like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, may first appear now. It may be ha ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 12
More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most
On the surface, the news looks good for America s mental health -- a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis. But the haves are edging out the have-nots when it comes to mental health care, a closer peek at the numbers reveals. About one-third of people with serious distress -- signs of depression, anxiety or deeper mental problems -- do not g ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 12
Texas Camp For Teen Migrants Bypasses Safety Regulations
TORNILLO, Texas AP The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded f ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 12
How States Are Training Professionals To Recognize Suicide Warning Signs
By Christine Vestal PORTLAND For Portland resident Stephen Canova, thoughts of suicide came unexpectedly one December night. Then 20, a sophomore in college, unhappy and disconnected from his tightknit home community, he tried to kill himself. I had no idea I had it in me, Canova said. I don t remember a lot about that night. But I do know this when I tried to kill myself, I didn t want to die. I just wanted the pain to go away. I wanted out. Nationwide, m ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 12
I Took A Mental Health Day At Work And Lied About It. Here’s Why.
In September, I started spiraling with anxiety at work. I was having a tough home life, two projects at work were going wrong, and my confidence in my skills, my abilities and my self-worth entirely were taking a hit. Thoughts I couldn t control started taking over my concentration. Bad thoughts. Thoughts that my manager was going to be disappointed. Was going to be angry. Would think I was a fuckup. Thoughts that I was a fraud. How had I been doing this j ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 12
We Don’t Talk Enough About Depression During Pregnancy And It May Be On The ...
After more than a year of trying to get pregnant and just two months after surgery to treat her stage 3 endometriosis, Kelly Glass and her husband found out they were expecting. At first, they were extremely excited they were finally on the path to parenthood. But shortly after receiving the positive pregnancy test and having it confirmed, Glass started throwing up a lot. Just a couple of weeks after that positive pregnancy test, I was vomiting uncontrolla ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 26
This Illustrator's Darkly Whimsical Drawings Are Helping Women Process Street ...
Hannah Michelle Provisor draws when she s angry. When she was 9, that meant creating a secret series of comedic sketches of a teacher she couldn t stand. Now that she s 23, that means illustrating the grave array of misogynistic incidents she and other women confront on a daily basis. The New York-based illustrator, who earned a BFA in musical theater from Penn State University, was a senior in college when accused sexual harasser Donald Trump was elected ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 26
California Has A Law That Might've Prevented The Thousand Oaks Shooting. It Wa...
Few might have been able to predict that Ian David Long would walk into a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday night, and open fire on patrons, killing 12 and wounding dozens more before turning the gun on himself. But it would be inaccurate to say there weren t warning signs. In fact, Long appears to have had the very sort of red flags in his past that might have been used to keep him away from firearms under a 2014 California law. Authorities ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 26
YouTuber Lilly Singh Announces She's Taking A Break For Her Mental Health
YouTube star Lilly Singh is taking a breather. Singh, who s lovingly known to her fans as Superwoman, announced in a video on Monday that she ll be taking a hiatus from the video platform, saying she s not at her optimal happiness and could be mentally healthier. I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted, she told viewers in a raw, honest clip, explaining that she s been tirelessly making videos for 8 years. I think there s a lot goi ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 26
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