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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
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6 scientifically proven ways to have a better day. We all experience stress, and it can actually be a good thing. But too much can take a pretty big toll. A recent video from TED-Ed explains what happens to your body when its exposed to too much stress for too long. Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over : Shots - Health News People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Hot colors show regions that people say are stimulated during the emotion. Cool colors indicate deactivated areas. Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen. Need to Solve a Personal Problem? Try a Third-Person Perspective Why is it that when other people ask for advice about a problem, we always seem to have sage words at the ready, but when we ourselves face a similar situation, we feel stumped about what to do? In a 2014 Psychological Science article, researchers Igor Grossmann (University of Waterloo) and APS Fellow Ethan Kross (University of Michigan) suggested that people’s tendency to reason more wisely about others’ social problems than they do about their own is a common habit — one they referred to as Solomon’s Paradox. In a series of studies, the researchers not only found evidence of Solomon’s Paradox, but also identified a way that this reasoning bias can be eliminated. The researchers began by confirming whether people are wiser when considering another’s problems than they are when considering their own problems.

Happily disgusted? 15 new emotions ID'd Scientists have identified 15 new emotions such as "sadly surprised." Scientists have identified 15 "compound emotions"The emotions are expressed by combining the basic human emotionsThis could impact future research on psychiatric disorders (CNN) -- Until recently, scientists had only identified six basic human emotions: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised and disgusted. These "emotion categories," as cognitive scientists like to call them, are defined by the facial muscles we use to express each emotion. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - March 2002 Misdiagnosis and consequent mistreatment of bipolar disorder (BD) are potentially life-threatening issues for patients, yet in contemporary practice there exist several potential inadequacies in the diagnosis of BD. A synergy of cultural and clinical factors results in its common misdiagnosis. Baldessarini has noted that the culture of modern medical practice appears to be guided by a “pharmacocentric view of the world” (1).

The Emotionary ( Adrenaflate ) |əˈdrenəflāt| v. to conflate adrenaline with love, or passion/drama with intimacy Filed under Trainwreckonomics on . ( Ambiviculty ) |amˈbivəkəltē| (ambivalence + difficulty) PsychEducation Here is one woman’s account of cycling (used by permission). This is an extreme version. Can you imagine what it would be like to have a mild version of this? This column will change your life: unspeakable emotions 'The problem is unnamed feelings is a reminder of how baffled psychologists remain about what an emotion actually is.' Illustration: Ben Jones for the Guardian You know that feeling where you experience an emotion, but you don't have a word to describe it, so you resort to awkward phrases such as "You know that feeling" instead? If so, you'll be pleased to learn about The Emotionary, a new website dedicated to finding names for those feelings that don't yet have one.

PsychEducation The “bottom line” of diagnosis If your depressions are complicated; if you have mood swings, but not “mania”, you can still be “bipolar enough” to need a treatment that’s more like the treatments we use in more easily recognized Bipolar Disorder. You’ll read here about forms of depression which do not have “mania” to make them stand out as different, yet are not plain depression either. For these people, Depression is by far the main symptom, including especially sleeping too much, extreme fatigue, and lack of motivation. What makes bipolar depression different is the presence of something else as well. There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love (According to Science) - Emily Esfahani Smith A new book argues that the emotion happens in "micro-moments of positivity resonance." Paramount Pictures In her new book Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, the psychologist Barbara Fredrickson offers a radically new conception of love. Fredrickson, a leading researcher of positive emotions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents scientific evidence to argue that love is not what we think it is. It is not a long-lasting, continually present emotion that sustains a marriage; it is not the yearning and passion that characterizes young love; and it is not the blood-tie of kinship. Rather, it is what she calls a "micro-moment of positivity resonance."

Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain? There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of depression, including genetic, environmental, emotional, psychological and biological influences. According to one integrative neuroscientist, depression could even be a form of infectious disease. Some research suggests that inflammation can play a large role in the development of depression. This research has tended to focus on inflammatory markers in the blood, and on depression co-occurring with physical ailments that cause an immune reaction. BrainConnection.com - Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers Dr. Robert Sapolsky is a Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. Dr.Sapolsky Spoke at the Brain Connection to Education Spring Conference 2000. If Robert Sapolsky wasn’t a bit of a comedian as well as a celebrated neuroscientist, he may have had his audience clenching their teeth rather than bursting into fits of laughter. For his presentation on the effects of stress on the human body and brain contained a powerful message: stress kills slowly, suppressing the immune system, shutting down growth, and eroding memory and the ability to learn.

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