College Mental Health Screenings Go High-Tech AP — Look around a waiting room at a university counseling center and you’ll see students wrestling with all sorts of issues: The one who’s failing because of binge drinking. Another who’s struggling with a roommate conflict, or a recent break-up. Yet another who’s stressed out and suicidal.
Getting Over Getting Older Forget about trying to reverse the process. It’s never been a better time to face up to aging. In fact, getting older truly does mean getting better. Baby boomers: We were supposed to be the generation that turned aging into a bedroom act, making it sexy to grow old and gray, […]
Are All of Our Leaders Mad? Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness After examining the psychological histories of a few living leaders and a whole little power necropolis, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts University Medical Center, is ready to proclaim a link between madness and achievement that […]
Outsmarting Mortality Your intelligence affects your life span in several surprising ways As Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
It’s that time of year again. Teachers are updating lesson plans and setting up classrooms. Kids eagerly await news of which friends from last year will be in their class once more. Parents are buying school supplies and getting the ole’ car pool warmed up. So when it comes to starting your own back-to-school shopping, […]
July 14, 2011 -Whether we choose to accept or fight it, the fact is that we will all age, but will we do so successfully? Aging successfully has been linked with the “positivity effect”, a biased tendency towards and preference for positive, emotionally gratifying experiences.
By Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D. Created Jul 11 2011 – 6:02am Social support is essential for psychological and physical well-being, but are people the only source for our sense of belongingness? For example, lonely people are often advised to get a dog or a cat to quell their social isolation, but is it really […]
A region at the front of the brain ‘lights up’ when we experience beauty in a piece of art or a musical excerpt, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study, published today in the open access journal PLoS One, suggests that the one characteristic that all works of art, whatever their […]
Seconds after Tamara was ushered into his office, Michael knew she was right for the creative staff of the advertising team he ran. Within a year, they were not only a productive duo professionally, they were dating. She soon jumped to another agency largely so they could live together openly. A year later, they […]
How Music Molds Your Mind In a now well-known 1993 paper in Nature called “Music and spatial task performance”, Frances H. Rauscher and her colleagues report that participants who were exposed to the first movement “allegro con spirito” of the Mozart Sonata KV 448 for Two Pianos in D major scored significantly higher on standardized tests of abstract/spatial reasoning […]