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Anger Impairs People’s Cognitive Scope, Study Shows

The fact that anger can have adverse effects on behavior is evident. When people get angry, they behave in ways that they normally would not do. So, anger seems to impair or even block rational thinking. Continue reading

Social Effectiveness Therapy Beats Social Anxiety, Study Shows

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At some point in our lives, we all experience symptoms of anxiety. Public speaking or other unfamiliar situations can provoke natural feelings of anxiety. When these natural feelings turn into excessive anxiety and worry, they might be classified as an anxiety disorder.

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People Who Are Consciously Aware of Their Emotions Deal With Them More Effectively, Study Shows

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How aware of your emotions are you?

People who are consciously aware of their emotions deal with them more effectively. This idea is supported by a recent survey study by Claudia Subic-Wrana and co-workers (2014) of almost 2,000 participants (a representative sample of the German general population). Continue reading

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

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Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

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4 Reasons Why Some People Are Afraid of Happiness (Why Happiness Isn’t an Universal Ideal)

happiness

What does happiness mean to you?

Most people want to be happy, and personal happiness is considered to be one of the most important values in life in contemporary Western cultures. However, some people are afraid of happiness. Why isn’t happiness an universal ideal? Continue reading

The Psychology of Music: Why We Listen to Music and How It Affects The Mind

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Music is found in most cultures in the world, and that is not without a reason.

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When People Lack a Sense of Control in Their Environment, They Make It Up in Their Heads

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Whenever people are unable to control and predict their environment, they actively seek to restore feelings of control by behaving and thinking in certain ways. Continue reading

Study: Feelings of Flow May Lead to Risk-Taking Behavior

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Previous research has focused on the many benefits of the experience of flow such as motivation and persistence in learning contexts. Flow has also been associated with positive outcomes regarding experience, well-being, mood and performance. Continue reading