How the Brain Responds to Traumatic Events that Later Become Flashbacks

How the brain responds to a traumatic event predicts whether that event becomes a flashback.

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Do Women Beat Men in Multitasking?


Are women really better ‘multitaskers’ than men? To answer this question, we need to understand what multitasking is, or the so-called simultaneous capacity. Continue reading

Study: Narcissists Desire to be Liked by Others, Especially by People With Higher Status


Narcissists use behavioural mimicry to make people like them more so that they can maintain their inflated self-view, new research suggests.

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How to Spot a Narcissist

How to Spot a Narcissist

The first hand impression of a narcissist: charming, friendly and seemingly empathic. Beneath the surface: indifferent, arrogant, dominant, self-centered and manipulative.

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Anxiety Runs in Families: How Parenting Promotes Anxiety


Parenting contributes to the development of anxiety.

Budinger and colleagues (2013) state that children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder. Continue reading

Deal With Anxiety by Reframing How You Think About Negative or Anxious Emotions and Situations

Reappraisal of negative or anxious emotions reduces anxiety by providing more positive thoughts and emotions.

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Self-Efficacy is Related to Motivation and Performance, Research Shows

Believe and you will achieve.

The degree to which people believe in themselves and their own capabilities is important for their motivation and success.  People’s capabilities are important, but what they believe they can do is at least as important! Continue reading

Rituals Restore Feelings of Control

Rituals may restore feelings of control, possibly by providing an illusion of control in times of uncertainty.

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