Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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CBT best choice of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders in children

Group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) appears to be the best choice of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, according to a network meta-analysis of 11 different therapies. As many as 20% of children and adolescents will experience anxiety disorders, researchers say, and psychological treatments such as CBT are commonly used. There

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Men’s rights movement

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Men%27s_rights_movement The men's rights movement (MRM, also known as men's rights activism (MRA), masculism, or "The Men's Human Rights Movement"[2]) is a fringe movement which espouses the view that social, legal and economic discrimination against males is present in society to the extent that fighting it deserves an organized effort mirroring

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Placing greater value on what makes us all so different

https://www.sciencealert.com/us-anthropologist-argues-applying-a-new-approach-to-avoid-weird-psychology According to Gurven, only 18 percent of the global population matches the typical subject studied by institutions in western nations across Europe and North America. Not only does this typical sample fail to represent today's global population, it doesn't say much about how our ancestors might have lived. Rather than use studies

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Social media: 25 percent increase in such narcissistic traits

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/11/excessive-selfies-linked-to-increased-narcissism-study.html Those who used social media excessively, through visual postings, displayed an average 25 percent increase in such narcissistic traits over the four months of the study. This increase took many of these participants above the clinical cut-off for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, according to the measurement scale used. Narcissism is a personality characteristic

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The smell of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect

https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2018/oct/24/why-sniffing-your-partners-used-clothing-could-make-you-happier The smell – and clothes – of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect. So claims a study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which tested 96 women, who were asked to randomly smell one of three scents – a male partner’s, a stranger’s or

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Dehumanization appears to be at the core of schadenfreude

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-schadenfreude-darker-side-humanity.html "Dehumanization appears to be at the core of schadenfreude," says Shensheng Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Emory and first author of the paper. "The scenarios that elicit schadenfreude, such as intergroup conflicts, tend to also promote dehumanization." Co-authors of the study are Emory psychology professors Philippe Rochat, who studies

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What is an anxiety disorder?

https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/a/anxiety/ Anxiety is a normal human emotion and most of us experience some degree of anxiety due to a stressful event or misfortune. However, some people find themselves worrying or feeling anxious so often, that it interferes with their day to day life and is formally recognised as one of the

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