Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

Articles on Abnormal Psychology – the scientific study of aberrant patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

How to Be a Quitter: The Latest Solutions to Breaking Nicotine Addiction

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America has come a long way in terms of how its citizens view smoking cigarettes. Indeed, there was a time in the 1950s when medical doctors would appear on television endorsing a particular brand of “smokes.” But new laws in the 1990s restricted the use of cigarettes in many locations and thus the culture began to change. States had so much success curbing smoking that the World Health Organization now lists the U.S. below many other nations, such as England and Australia, in prevalence of overall tobacco consumption. Continue reading

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VIDEO – The Psychological Benefits of Forgiveness

Psychological research shows that the negative emotions which are cultivated when holding a grudge can contribute to increased stress, higher anxiety, increased pain perception and even a decrease in heart health. With this in mind, watch as the folks at SoulPancake highlight the many psychological and physical benefits of simply forgiving and forgetting.

 

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Achieve A Healthy Mind Using 5 Fantastic Apps

Feeling great is not solely about being strong and muscular. Let’s be honest, you don’t smile when you come down for breakfast merely because you can run a marathon faster than most people your age. Likely, the reason you feel happy is because your mental powers are healthy and you are in a positive frame of mind. The simple truth is, when your mind feels great, you do too. Today, we’ll look at a few mobile apps that can help foster habits that promote positivity and lasting happiness.

Gratitude Journal

Lots of great things happen to you on a constant basis. They probably happen so often that you likely forget them right away. However, when trying to cultivate lasting happiness Dr. Barbara Markway recommends the following: Continue reading

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Depression In Young Children

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Do you think that you only need to start worrying about depression in your children when they reach the difficult teenage years? If so, then it’s time to think again. Several studies have shown that depression is worryingly common in children younger than six years old. In fact, the number of reported cases of depression in preschool children (three to five years old) per year is steadily increasing. Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Mental Illnesses – Infographic

Alien Hand SyndromeIt is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans have some type of mental disorder . In 2011, it was reported that approximately 11.4 million adult Americans suffer from serious mental illness. Out of all the currently known mental disorders, these five (in our opinion) top the list for being the strangest. Continue reading

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