Category Archives: Human Behavior: Negativity

Repetitive negative thoughts linked to late evenings

Sleep: Hacking! - 27 Proven Tips to Hack Your Way to a Better Sleep Newswise — BINGHAMTON, NY — When you go to bed and how long you sleep at a time might actually make it difficult for you to … Continue reading

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One Sneaky Way to Boost Your Mood

A person’s walk is a good indicator of how he or she is feeling—a slumped, sluggish gait might indicate sadness or distress, while someone with a bounce in her step is clearly in high spirits. Now a small new study … Continue reading

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work

Research shows there are simple, concrete things you can do to feel more positive Most people I meet assume that if anyone on the planet is happy at work, I am. Their assumption is easy to understand: I co-founded and … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Gear Up for Weight Loss

Health.com / Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD @goodhealth A study released last week made fewer headlines than I hoped it would. Conducted by University College London, it concluded that discrimination against overweight and obese people, or “fat shaming” as it’s often … Continue reading

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Mood disorder ‘dimmer switch’ found by researchers

Newswise — Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.” The discovery of what may effectively … Continue reading

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Humiliation tops list of mistreatment toward med students

Each year thousands of students enroll in medical schools across the country. But just how many feel they’ve been disrespected, publicly humiliated, ridiculed or even harassed by their superiors at some point during their medical education? Recently, researchers at Michigan … Continue reading

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Let it go: rumination makes what’s bad a whole lot worse

What causes some employees to focus on the future while others seem stuck in the past? How does this choice affect work, stress and interactions with others? A new study of more than 600 employees in both blue- and white-collar … Continue reading

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Emotions in the workplace: new study yields surprising results

Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes. In a Special Issue published in Human … Continue reading

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New spitefulness scale developed

PULLMAN, Wash.—Some of the world’s nastiest behavior grows out of spite, the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to yourself. Divorcing couples often go out of their way to hurt each other and … Continue reading

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Positive, negative thinking may be hardwired

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The ability to stay positive when times get tough — and, conversely, of being negative — may be hardwired in the brain, finds new research led by a Michigan State University psychologist. The study, which appears … Continue reading

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How to transform your life from the inside out

Change is one of life’s absolute certainties, but so many of us are held back by a fear of the unknown, by constant procrastination and by living in the shadow of negative thinking about what the future holds for us. … Continue reading

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Weight stigma messaging causes weight gain: UCSB researcher

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — If you’re one of the millions of people who count losing weight among their top New Year’s resolutions, you might want to pay careful attention to some new findings by UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Brenda … Continue reading

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Repeatedly exposing yourself to a negative event may prevent it from affecting you

Psychology shows that it doesn’t take much to put you in a bad mood. Just reading the morning news can do it. And being in a bad mood slows your reaction time, and affects your basic cognitive abilities like speech, … Continue reading

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