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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘psychology’

Elin Nordegren Gives Graduation Speech, Takes Jabs at Tiger Woods

Elin Nordegren graduated with a 3.96 GPA from Rollins College’s Hamilton Holt School in Winter Park, Florida this weekend. During her commencement address she managed to get in a few jabs at her ex-husband Tiger Woods. It took Elin nine years to graduate from night school with her degree in psychology. Doing so while raising two children and working as …

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Student Gets Psych. Evaluation For Pencil Twirling

Listen. It’s okay to have your Nerf Guns, your first person shooter video games, and maybe your second amendment – but by God, if you even so much as engage in pencil gymnastics suggesting anything more than mere stimulation out of boredom, you’re probably insane or a terrorist. The location is Glen Meadow Middle school in Vernon Township, New Jersey. …

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Latest Google Talk Delves Into The World Of Mind Saboteurs

Your mind is a wonderful thing until it decides to be a scumbag. In fact, I’m sure most of us can think of multiple ways in which our minds sabotage our lives every day. One professor has made it his life’s work to find out why and how to combat such negativity. In the latest Authors at Google talk, “Positive …

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Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics

People that see the world in a dark light and focus on the negatives in life could have that outlook partially due to their genetics. A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a genetic predisposition to vividly perceiving negative emotional events. The study, published recently in the journal Psychological Science, shows that the deletion …

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Joyce Brothers Dies: Psychologist Was 85

Joyce Brothers, who became famous in the ’50s for her rise to stardom via a call-in radio program, has died of respiratory failure. She was 85 years old. Brothers was a wife and stay-at-home mom in the mid-1950’s and believed that being home with her child was the best way to parent. However, the hard reality soon set in that …

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Study: Nose Shows Lying By its Temperature

A new study has identified a “Pinocchio effect” that can be used to tell if a person is lying. Though the nose of fibbers doesn’t actually grow, the temperature rises around the nose and the orbital muscle in the inner corner of the eye. This could allow someone with a thermographic camera to identify liars. The researchers stated that thermography, …

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Apes Like SlapStick Humor, Says Researcher

A new study recently published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior shows that laughter plays an important role in primate social bonding. Researchers formed “laughter groups” of people to demonstrate that laughter can increase the size of the social group that can bond at the same time. In the course of the research, however, it was also discovered that …

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Are You Lacking Energy? Watch Your Favorite TV Show

The human psyche can only handle so much before it just shuts down. Our minds are not meant to be constantly firing at full power and we often find ourselves losing the drive to actually get anything done. The only known cure is to just wait for our mind to recharge, but science may have found a better alternative. Researchers …

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Your Brain Benefits From Even A Little Music Education

Music is extremely important to the development of young children. Research has proven again and again that music education helps young children succeed. Parents take this as an excuse to shove their children into music classes for the next 10 years of their life and push them ever onward to perfection. As it turns out, just a few years of …

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Cure Your Fear Of Spiders With Sleep

You’re probably afraid of spiders. You may argue that it’s a perfectly rational fear, but it’s strictly irrational unless your’re staring a Black Widow or Brown Recluse in the face. Most spiders are harmless heroes who only want to protect your house from the more dangerous bugs that carry disease. Well, fear them no more as science has found a …

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Israel Invents Weed Without The Stoner Effect

Israeli scientists have cultivated a Marijuana plant that doesn’t get people high when they smoke it. No, it is not some form of inhumane torture, it’s an effort to deliver the medicinal soothing effects of marijuana to patients struggling with various diseases, while not exposing them to the disorienting high often associated with smoking the substance. While some may believe …

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Don’t Check Your Email While Reading This – It Will Save Your Life

Are you one of those types that has a strict policy of not checking your work email when you’re not at work? If you are, good on you because you’re doing you and your heart a huge favor. In fact, you could do yourself an even bigger favor by not checking your work email so much when you’re also at …

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