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All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm
Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem, say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen and Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology s NTNU Department of Psychology. This applies to derogatory sexual remarks about appearance, behaviour and sexual orientation, unwanted sexual attention, being subject to rumouring, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Autophobia (Fear of being alone): Definition, symptoms, and treatment
Autophobia is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by the idea and experience of spending time alone.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Why am I so angry?
Anger is an intense and powerful emotion that ranges from being mildly annoyed to utter rage. In most cases, anger is a normal and healthy feeling.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Parkinson's disease and depression: What's the link?
Parkinson s disease is a condition affecting nerve cells in the brain, which then impacts the way a person moves. But how is Parkinson s disease linked to depression
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Pessimism: Can it be beneficial?
Our culture is saturated with upbeat messages, encouraging us to think positively. All the while, pessimism is typically regarded as a flaw or a hindrance but could it actually bring its own benefits
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Five ways to deal with night shifts
What do doctors, nurses, firefighters, truck drivers, and air traffic controllers all have in common Many of them work night shifts. Whether you are an early riser or a night owl, working shifts at night can be challenging. We have compiled some tips to help you cope with working into the late and early hours of the day.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Getting fit with friends may boost life quality
New research suggests that group workouts are more effective for improving quality of life and reducing stress levels than individual workouts.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Part 2
In my previous article, Are You Your Own Worst Enemy Part 1 How to defeat self-criticism , I described seven techniques that you can use to defeat your self-critical voice. You may be going around with a negative voice in your head that sounds like this I should succeed at everything I try. If I don t succeed then I am a failure. Nothing I do works out. It s terrible to fail at something. I am useless, unlovable, a failure, a bore, etc. The only way I can ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Blaming the Victim
In the conversation about sexual harassment and assault we ve been having about Harvey Weinstein and a slew of other predators NBC political analyst Mark Halperin is the latest there s a strong taboo against blaming the victim. This is hard-earned progress that s owed to decades of feminist protest. In the past, it was far too common to lift responsibility from predators and shift it to their prey. She had it coming. Her skirt was too short. And on and on. ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Gratitude and Appreciation: Why We Should Indulge Daily
In this increasingly digital world, where so much communication takes place over text, email and VM, getting together face to face can be a very soothing and intimate act . Giving expressions of gratitude and appreciation to a loved one can melt the separation caused by long days at work, shuttling kids around, mindlessly doing household chores after a long day, and in the case of couples, can be a excellent gesture that helps shift the gap between the ten ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Measurement Reliability Explained in Simple Language
Those of us in the business of psychological measurement use the terms reliability and validity a lot. You ve probably seen those terms on the Psychology Today website they appear thousands of times and elsewhere. You might have some sense of what it means for a psychological test to be reliable or valid. You have probably assumed that a good test must be both reliable and valid and you would be right about that . But what are reliability and validity exac ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
26 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Our Love For Pets
John Bradshaw s new book, The Animals Among Us How Pets Make Us Human is going to make the suits in the front offices of the pet food corporations squirm. While it is certain to ruffle some feathers, it s the most important treatment of our relationships with pets in thirty years. Bradshaw is one of the founders of anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions, and he is well-suited to the task of updating readers on the latest developments in our ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
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