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Many With Mental Disorders Still Find Happiness

In a recent study, a group of Dutch positive psychologists tested the possibility of a co-existence between mental disorders and happiness. And according to their study, 68.4% of the mentally troubled said they “often felt happy,” in contrast to 89.1% of those who “often felt happy,” but didn’t have a mental disorder. So while it […]

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Treating Traumatic Nightmares With Virtual Reality

One of the most devastating symptoms of those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is terrifying nightmares. Sometimes these nightmares can be so intense that they lead to panic attacks, vivid flashbacks of negative past events, and even aggressive behavior. The U.S. Army is currently doing research on how to counteract these nightmares by […]

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Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression, Study Suggests

According to a recent study published in Emotion, students who evaluated their performance on an exam as higher than it actually was – a form of undeserved self-praise – later felt dejected and depressed. According to Chi-Yue Chiu, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: “Distress following excessive self-praise is likely to occur when a person’s […]

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Brain Workshop – Free Brain Training Software

Brain Workshop is a mental training program that has been scientifically demonstrated to improve working memory and general intelligence. You can download a free copy of this software here. It’s available for both PC and Mac. The premise behind the game is really simple to understand, but difficult to master. Basically, in each mode there […]

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When Too Much Optimism Blinds Us

Optimists are said to be those who see the glass as half full, while pessimists see the glass as half empty. An optimist often tries to find the good in everything, and often this perspective can cause less stress, less anxiety, and a more empowering and motivating attitude. Positive psychologist Martin Seligman coined the term […]

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