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% … Continue reading

The Role of Empathy in Our Evolution

Empathy is the ability to recognize thoughts and feelings within another conscious being. It is a mental capacity in which we can understand the inner world of others – their beliefs, emotions, intentions, values, goals, and personal experience. With empathy … Continue reading

Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

How Does A Baby’s Mind Work?

In a recent TED video, psychologist Alison Gopnik describes how a child’s early cognitive development is a lot like the “Research & Development” sector in an economy. Babies and young children are constantly experimenting and playing with their environments, absorbing … Continue reading