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Defining words, ideas and principles in the science of Psychology

The Psychological Effects Of Breastfeeding

psychological effects of breast feeding

People often say there is no force stronger than a mother’s love. And it’s easy to understand why. As the newborn is beginning his or her journey into an unknown world, mom is always right there to do anything she can to make that journey successful. Over the past twenty five years, a number of studies have investigated the factors that contribute to the development of the mother-child bond. Interestingly, there is mounting evidence that breastfeeding may play a very significant role. Continue reading


5 Psychological Principles to Remember When Shopping for Appliances

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Shopping for appliances isn’t always easy. Some people get nervous when they have to make a major purchase. Other individuals may feel overwhelmed when they think about the many options that are available to them. If you have to shop for new appliances for your kitchen, here are a few psychological principles that will help you get a bigger bang for your buck. Continue reading


7 Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Dementia

how to prevent dementiaKeeping your brain healthy becomes more important as you age. This is because elderly people are at higher risk of developing cognitive issues such as memory loss and dementia. However, a number of studies show that individuals who stay mentally active by playing brain games or performing memory exercises are less likely to experience cognitive decline when they get older. Keep reading to find out more about what dementia is and what you can do to avoid it.    Continue reading


How to Overcome Burnout

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Do you find yourself becoming more critical or cynical while at work? Are you experiencing changes in your appetite and sleeping patterns? Do you always feel tired and find it difficult to concentrate on your job?  If you do, you may be experiencing burnout. Continue reading


How Sleep Impacts Your Mental Health

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It is a well known fact that sleep is closely linked with good mental health. However, an increasing number of people are either not getting enough sleep or not getting the quality of sleep they need. Harvard Medical School reports that up to 18% of adults in the United States are currently experiencing chronic sleep problems. Interestingly, the increase in sleep issues in the United States correlates with the rising rate of mental health problems in the country. Continue reading


How Do You Fix Erectile Dysfunction?

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Many men find it difficult to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED). One of the primary reasons for this is modern society has linked male sexuality with manhood. Hence, men with ED may reason that they are no longer real men. These thoughts may lead to intense feelings of shame which make it hard to open up about the issue. Continue reading