The Mastermind Effect: How Placebos Can Boost General Intelligence

The placebo effect is when an individual experiences benefits from a “sham drug” or “sham treatment” that is otherwise not supposed to have any medical benefits. The basic idea is that the mere suggestion that an individual is receiving an … Continue reading

Labeling Negative Emotions In The Moment Can Help You Overcome Them

A new study has found that labeling negative emotions as you experience them can help you overcome them. Researchers at UCLA recruited 88 participants who all had a fear of spiders. The aim of the study was to test which … Continue reading

The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

One of the oldest myths in psychology is that our minds are separate from our bodies. Today, however, there is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how our mental health is directly influenced by our brains and biology. A … Continue reading